Learn to Earn

Get a jump on a career in a high-demand field with Learn to Earn

Earn college credits through Stark State College Credit Plus (CCP) courses that lead to a credential for a high-demand job.

It’s simple. It’s free. And you can finish it while you’re still in high school. Earn your high school diploma and an industry-recognized credential and get working. Then you’re also set to use the free college credits you’ve earned toward a Stark State certificate or associate degree to further your career.

Learn to Earn

Learn to Earn

See your high school guidance counselor to complete these steps

  • choose the option that’s right for you
  • fill out an application
  • submit your high school transcript
  • share your placement or ACT scores

With your diploma and credential you can

  • apply for entry-level positions in your field
  • apply for Stark State scholarships
  • use your free credits toward a certificate or associate degree

Choose the path that works for you

3G Welding Certification Exam Preparation

Prepares you for American Welding Society Certified Welder certification exam

Course # Course Title Credit Hours
MST127 Principles of Welding 3
MST128 Welding Laboratory 3
MST136 3G Welding Certification Exam Preparatory 2

Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair

Prepares you for Automotive Service Excellence Maintenance and Light Repair (G1) certification exam

Course # Course Title Credit Hours
AUT121 Automotive Technical Skills 2
AUT122 Automotive Systems and Engine Technology 4
AUT123 Engine Diagnosis and Major Service 4
AUT124 Vehicle Chassis Systems 4
AUT125 Automotive Electrical and Accessory Systems 4
AUT126 Automotive HVAC Systems 2

Emergency Fire Services

Prepares you for Ohio Department of Public Safety-Ohio Firefighter II certification exam

Course # Course Title Credit Hours
FST228 Firefighter 1 and 2 11

Emergency Medical Services

Prepares you for Ohio Department of Public Safety-EMT Basic certification exam

Course # Course Title Credit Hours
EMS121 Emergency Medical Technician 7

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Prepares you for Environmental Protection Agency Refrigerant Recovery Core + Level 2 certification exam

Course # Course Title Credit Hours
HVC121 HVACR Principles I 3
HVC122 HVACR Principles II 3
HVC227 HVACR Field Installation Techniques and Procedures 4
HVC234 HVAC Electrical Systems and Applications 3

Help Desk and Computer User Support

Prepares you for CompTIA A+ and Network Plus certification exams

Course # Course Title Credit Hours
NET121 Intro to Computer Networking 3
NET131 Microsoft Client Operating System 3
NET244 Microsoft Networking I 3
NET120 PC Upgrade and Maintenance 3
CIS121 Help Desk and Customer Support Concepts 3

Medical Billing

Prepares you for National Healthcareer Association certified billing and coding specialist exam

Course # Course Title Credit Hours
SSC101 student success seminar 1
BIO101 introduction to anatomy and physiology 3
BIO125 medical terminology 3
HIT101 medical claims methodology 3
HIT102 computer applications for professionals 3
ITD122 computer applications for professionals 3
HIT123 health care legal and ethical issues 3
HIT230 health care delivery in the US 2

Microsoft Applications Professional

Prepares you for Microsoft Office Specialist certification exams

Course # Course Title Credit Hours
ITD102 Word Processing – Microsoft Word 1
ITD104 Computer Applications – PowerPoint 1
ITD105 Spreadsheet – Microsoft Excel 1
ITD108 Microsoft Outlook 1
AOT236 Database Applications Microsoft Access 3
AOT107 Digital Technologies 1

Phlebotomy technician

Prepares you for American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) phlebotomy technician exam

Course # Course Title Credit Hours
SSC101 student success seminar 1
BIO101 introduction to anatomy and physiology 3
BIO125 medical terminology 3
COM122 interpersonal communications 3
ITD122 computer applications for professionals 3
MAT234 introduction to phlebotomy 3
MAT235 phlebotomy practicum* 1

*must be 18 years old

Precision Machining and CNC Programming

Prepares you for NIMS Machining Level 1 certificate exam

Course # Course Title Credit Hours
AIT122 Machine Tools 4
AIT123 Advanced Machine Tools 4
IET223 Computer Numerical Control 4

State-tested nurse aide

Prepares you for Ohio Department of Health state-tested nurse aide (STNA) exam

Course # Course Title Credit Hours
STN100 state tested nurse aide 3

 


Pathways to 12-point, industry-recognized credentials and the required WorkKeys test score align with the industry credential and workforce readiness graduation pathway of the Ohio Department of Education.

The pathways below lead to other industry-recognized credentials for opportunities in high-demand fields; they are, however, less than the 12 points needed for high school graduation.

Computer graphic arts – digital photography (4pts)

Prepares you for Adobe Certified Associate Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop exam

Course # Course Title Credit Hours
IMT122 graphics arts design 3
IMT131 color theory and design 3
IMT132 digital photography 3
IMT256 digital imaging 3

Computer graphic arts – graphic design (8pts)

Prepares you for Adobe Certified Associate Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop AND Adobe Certified Associate Graphic Design and Illustration using Adobe Illustrator exams

Course # Course Title Credit Hours
IMT122 graphics arts design 3
IMT131 color theory and design 3
IMT137 drawing basics 3
IMT253 graphic for illustration 3

Culinary Arts (3pts)

Prepares you for ServSafe exam

Course # Course Title Credit Hours
CUL119 Culinary ServSafe 1
CUL120 Sanitation and Safety 2

Environmental, Health and Safety Technology (3pts)

Prepares you for the OSHA 10-hour Training and the HAZWOPER Operational Level certification exam

Course # Course Title Credit Hours
ENV121 Regulations and Compliance 3
ENV221 OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER 2

Formatting and office skills (3pts)

Prepares you for Microsoft Office Specialist – Word certification exam

Course # Course Title Credit Hours
ITD122 computer applications for professionals 3
AOT121 keyboarding/formatting 3
AOT129 keyboarding skill building 1
AOT130 editing, proofreading and language skills 3
AOT132 records management 3
ITD102 Word Processing – Microsoft Word 1

These pathways are currently aligned with the Ohio Department of Education Industry Credential and Workforce Readiness Graduation Pathway.