Madison Adult Career Center graduation

The Madison Adult Career Center graduation ceremonies took place on Friday, June 14.

MADISON TOWNSHIP -- The Madison Adult Career Center conducted its 2019 graduation for students completing Career Development Programs during the 2018-2019 school year on Friday, June 14 at Madison Middle School.

The ceremony recognized students upon successful completion of their training programs. Special recognition was given to students earning perfect attendance and outstanding attendance.

Ten graduates were nominated by their instructors for Student of the Year: Hannah Adams, Dental Assisting; Bill Chambers, Precision Machining/CNC Technology; Trina Evans, Cosmetology; Megan Ludwig, Clinical Care Technologies; Aleah Mitchell, Administrative Medical Office; Jeremy Phipps, Welding Technology; Franchasity Pointer, Clinical Care Technologies; Amanda Saunders, Clinical Care Technologies; Jessica Wayman, Administrative Medical Office; Gabe Zader, Industrial Electrical Maintenance.

Jeremy Phipps was selected as the 2018-19 Student of the Year.

Students graduated from the following Career Development Programs: Administrative Medical Office, Clinical Care Technologies, Cosmetology, Dental Assisting, Industrial Electrical Maintenance, Phlebotomy/EKG, Precision Machining/CNC Technology, State Tested Nurse Aide, Welding Technology, and the Adult Diploma Program. Programs range from 96 to 1800 clock hours of training. Graduates earn or soon will earn industry-recognized certifications, such as: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) in Word, Exel, and PowerPoint; QuickBooks; Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA); Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS); Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification; Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT); Registered Medical Assistant (RMA); Commission on Ohio Dental Assistants (CODA); Dental Radiography certification; Ohio State Board of Cosmetology Licensure in Cosmetology and Advanced Cosmetology; State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA); American Welding Society (AWS); National Institute for MetalWorking Skills (NIMS); The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER); and Basic Life Support (BLS) and HeartSaver First Aid certifications.

All graduates earn an ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Credential (NCRC). Madison Adult Career Center graduated 136 adult students this school year from the above Career Development Training Programs.

Students graduating from Career Development programs who successfully meet graduation requirements receive a Certificate of Completion and a Career Passport in addition to their industry credentials.

To qualify for graduation, students must:

 Complete at least 90 percent of scheduled hours and 100 percent of required coursework.

 Achieve a 2.0 minimum grade point average.

 Complete employability/work ethic curriculum.

 Most programs require externships or job shadows.

Madison Adult Career Center’s disclosures as reported on their 2018 accreditation annual report include a completion rate of 85% with 74% of completers working in the related field of their training, and 96 percent of completers earning industry certification.

Madison Adult Career Center provides training to individuals who are unemployed, underemployed, dislocated workers, and employed individuals gaining new skills and/or upgrading their current skills.

Programs enable students to complete their training, earn certifications and enter the workforce quickly.

Madison Adult Career Center is:

 accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

 an approved provider of post-secondary career technical education by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

 a member of the Ohio Association of Career Technical and Adult Education (ACTE).

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