John Martin the Upper Valley Career Center Adult Career Counselor works with prospective students to
help each person connect with the training program that matches interest, aptitude, and employment needs.
Our Career Development programs are full-time taught by top-notch professionals with real-world experience. These PELL Grant fundable programs help participants go from no skill to employment-ready in just a few months! Career Development Programs include preparation for state or nationally recognized certification exams and professional licensure. Most importantly Career Development students graduate with confidence in their abilities thanks to the hands-on experience gained in Upper Valley Career Center labs or on-site clinicals.
Franklin University is just one of the colleges that works with Upper Valley Career Center to turn Career Development
training into college credit. Upper Valley Career Center Career Development students can transfer up to 24 credit
hours toward Franklin University bachelor’s degrees in Applied Management, Information Technology,
Healthcare Management, and Public Safety Management.
Other options for adult students include Career Enhancement courses and Short-Term General Interest workshops. In just a few hours or a few weeks, participants add to their existing skills - expanding career opportunity and income potential. Some people take classes just for fun. Short-Term General Interest Classes offer creative outlets and personal satisfaction.
Many employers tap into Upper Valley Career Center Career Enhancement courses to develop the strengths and capabilities of current employees. All Career Development and Career Enhancement topics are customizable to target the specific needs of any workforce.
The Upper Valley Career Center Workforce Development team offers employers additional services to ensure they maintain their competitive edge by hiring and retaining qualified personnel.
Still uncertain if you are ready for school or a new career? Adult Basic and Literacy Education is a great way to gain confidence. There are many reasons some adults haven't yet received their high school diploma, but it's never too late. The ABLE staff and dedicated volunteers have helped hundred of adults accomplish their dream of earning a GED.
Most decisions in life come down to price and practicality: Upper Valley Career Center is very affordable and many adult programs qualify for financial aid that pays all or some of the cost of tuition. Whether you earn a PELL grant or self pay, you'll appreciate the value inherent in every Upper Valley Career Center adult program.
Career Enhancement and General Interest Workshops/Part-Time
Registration and Policies
Please call or email the program coordinator listed with the workshop of your choosing. Any Adult Division operator can also complete your registration - 1.800.589.6963 or 937.778.1078.
Company Purchase Orders, Major Credit Cards, Cash, Check, and Money Orders are accepted.
Tuition costs may increase at any time. Books and training supplies are the responsibility of the student and may be in addition to the published tuition amount. We reserve the right to cancel classes.
Enrollment Packet - download now available here! Simply fill out and mail or drop-off.
Additional paperwork requiring student signature will be provided in the Upper Valley Career Center Adult Division Book Store located at the Applied Technology Center.
Upper Valley Career Center Applied Technology Center
8901 Looney Road,
Piqua, Ohio 45356
Registration into the Career Development Programs described herein with the exception of the School of Nursing are accepted on a first come, first served basis, and with the permission of the Program Coordinator. Registration for the School of Practical Nursing is administrated through the School of Nursing Office and has preliminary and minimum requirements.
Payment or Financial Aid plan is required prior to the first class session.
Payment options Include:
The Upper Valley Career Center Adult Division accepts cash, check, money orders, MasterCard, and Visa or a corporate purchase order in payment for Career Development Programs. A monthly payment plan is also available.
Many adults are surprised to learn they qualify for financial aid that may pay part or all their education expenses. Most Career Development Programs are PELL Grant Eligible. Assistance filing the FAFSA is available upon request or you can visit www.fafsa.ed.gov. More information and a complete list of documents required to file your FAFSA is included on the Financial Aid page of this site.
Materials and Learning Kits: These items are the responsibility of each student. This cost is not included in the published tuition.
Withdrawal: Cancellations are requested at least two business days prior to the starting date. Please see the Student Handbook for complete refund information.
Class cancellation: A minimum number of participants is required to operate. We reserve the right to cancel any class prior to the starting date.
Monday through Thursday 8am to 8pm and Friday 8am to 3pm
The Upper Valley Career Center Board of Education and its staff are dedicated to provide equal employment opportunities to all people without regard to race, color, age, creed, national origin, sex, religion or handicap. The Upper Valley Career Center is in compliance with the following Federal Laws: Title VI, VII (Civil Rights Act of 1964), Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the 1986 Immigration Reform & Control Act. The Upper Valley Career Center is in compliance with the Title IX regulations.
The Title IX Building Coordinator/Grievance Officer Maria Bayess is located at Upper Valley Career Center Main Instructional Building, 8811 Career Drive, Piqua, OH 937. 778.1980. The Section 504 Coordinator/Grievance Officer Stephanie Johnson is located at the Upper Valley Career Center Main Instructional Building, 8811 Career Drive, Piqua, OH 45356, 937.778.1980.
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