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Learn to Earn for adults

Learn to Earn for adults

start on the pathway to a high-demand career

These Learn to Earn paths for adults will earn you an industry credential, and in most cases, a Stark State College certificate
to help you get your foot in the door of a high-demand career and get to a paycheck fast.

Then you’ll be poised for professional (and salary) advancement with an easy transition to an associate degree.

Stark State partners with employers ready to hire SSC students who’ve earned industry credentials.

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3G welding certification exam preparation
Prepares you for American Welding Society certified welder 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

* These courses prepare you for a certification exam. No SSC certificate is offered in these programs; additional courses will lead directly to an associate degree.


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

* These courses prepare you for a certification exam. No SSC certificate is offered in these programs; additional courses will lead directly to an associate degree.


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 HVACR 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 Health Career 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
AOT107 digital technologies 1
AOT127 word processing – Microsoft Word 3
AOT226 spreadsheet – Microsoft Excel 3
AOT236 database applications – Microsoft Access 3
ITD104 computer applications – PowerPoint 1
ITD108 Microsoft Outlook 1
ITD140 digital project management 3


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
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