Adult Diploma Program (ADP)

Free job training for adults, aged 18 and older, while earning a high school diploma and industry credentials for an in-demand job.

It's never too late to start a career in a new field, but without the right degrees and credentials, it's difficult to make a change. To help individuals in the Greater Cleveland area achieve their goals, Polaris Career Center offers the Adult Diploma Program. Program participants receive free job training while earning a state-issued high school diploma, providing the skills, education and credentials needed to find a job in one of the most in-demand fields in Ohio today.

​Program Requirements

Before entering the Adult Diploma Program, students must meet all relevant requirements, including:

  • You must be at least 18 years old.

  • Students cannot have previously attained a high school diploma or other equivalent certificate. You do not need any number of high school credits to join the program.

  • Prospective students must complete WorkKeys testing and obtain industry benchmark levels in Workplace Documents, Applied Math and Graphic Literacy and obtain a composite score of 14 or highter.

Polaris Adult Education offers the following ADP eligible program options:

  • Automotive Service Technician

  • Manicurist

  • Phlebotomy Certification

​​Contact Theresa Liska, Transitions Coordinator at 440-891-7697 or email Theresa Liska for more information.

Adult Diploma Program Information (ADP)


Open to adults 18+


State-issued High School Diploma awarded


Available at approved educational institutions throughout the state.


Students do not have to pass the OGT/Proficiency test; however, they are required to pass the ACT WorkKeys.


Program duration depends on the length of the credential program.


No minimum number of High School credits required.


Best for adults seeking to enter in-demand job fields such as STNA, EMT, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy, CDL, IT support services.