Adult Education Admission Procedures


The Lawrence County Joint Vocational School District Board of Education and program accrediting agencies have approved this policy.

  • In order to receive credit for previous college work, an official transcript must be submitted with the admission application. To receive credit for classes must have been taken in the last five years ā€“ see Admission with Advanced Standing Policy
  • Allied Health students are required to have a physical examination, current immunization records, Hepatitis B Vaccine, 2-Step TB Skin test, drug screen, and a federal background check. Hepatitis C screening will be noted on the Admission application as required by individual programs.
  • A positive drug screen or Hepatitis C screen, certain misdemeanors or felonies on the background check may prevent admission to the health programs.

Admission Requirements for Trade and Industry Programs


  • Must be 18 years of age by the end of first year enrolled
  • Student must be a citizen of the United States or have a permanent residence card
  • Provide a high school diploma, transcript, or a G.E.D. Equivalent Certificate (foreign transcripts/diplomas must be evaluated by a qualified agency call adult education department for more information)
  • Complete the program application
  • Pay application fee of $25.00 (non-refundable)

Admission Requirements for Allied Health Programs and Nursing Programs


  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Student must be a citizen of the United States or have a permanent residence card
  • Provide a high school diploma, transcript, or a G.E.D. Equivalent Certificate (foreign transcripts/diplomas must be evaluated by a qualified agency call adult education department for more information)
  • Complete pre entrance exam with the required score or documentation of an ACT score of 21 or above in the last 5 years.
  • Complete the application including documented health requirements
  • Pay application fee of $25.00 and registration fee of $100.00 (if applicable)
  • Paramedic Program must have an Ohio EMT Certification

Additional Admission Requirements for LPN to RN Diploma Nursing Program


  • Candidates must be a licensed practical nurse and have one year of recent (within the last three years) clinical experience as an LPN at the time of program selection.
  • Official transcript from licensed practical nursing education must be submitted or on file
  • Letter from employer indicating one year of recent clinical practice must be submitted to Collins Career Technical Center
  • The candidates' licensure status will be verified through the Board of Nursing website of licensure by the school of nursing
  • Complete a pre-entrance exam and receive the required score
  • Complete the TEAS Test (a computerized nursing entrance exam)
  • Complete the application including documented health requirements
  • Pay application fee of $25.00 (non-refundable)

Additional Admission Requirements for Diagnostic Medical Sonography


  • Applications must be submitted by the last Friday in May. Applications will be scored based on the following criteria:
  • High school GPA and College GPA (3.0 or higher)
  • Essay
  • Complete shadowing requirements
  • The following required prerequisites:
    • College Algebra
    • College Physics
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology
    • Written Communications
    • Medical Terminology
    • Computer Technology
    • College Psychology (optional)
  • All prerequisite courses must be passed with a 'C' or better. Classes must be completed before the start date of January each year. Classes do not have to be completed before the application is due in May.
  • Applicants will be selected from the highest score proceeding down the list until all spaces are filled. If a candidate is unable to be contacted for admission, either by mail or telephone, the candidate will be eliminated and the next qualified candidate will be considered for admission.

Additional Admission Requirements for the Radiologic Technology Program


  • Applications must be submitted by October 1
  • Completed the following prerequisites with a ā€œCā€ or better:
    • Math 145 - College Algebra
    • SCI 110 - College Physics
    • BIO 257 - Human Anatomy and Physiology and/or BIOL 260 Human Anatomy
    • ENL 111 - Written Communications
    • COM 125-Interpersonal Communications
    • AH 151 - Medical Terminology
    • AH 204 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Occupations
  • Applications will be scored based on the following criteria
  • Complete Shadowing
  • College GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Completion of College Chemistry with a grade of 'C' or better
  • Associates Degree or higher
  • Work in an Allied Health field
  • Applications will be selected from the highest score proceeding down the list until all spaces are filled. If a candidate is unable to be contacted for admissions, either by mail or telephone, the candidate is eliminated and the next qualified candidate will be considered for admission.
  • To qualify for the Associate of Applied Sciences degree in Radiologic Technology through Mountwest Community and Technical College (MCTC), the student must be accepted and successfully transfer to MCTC. The transfer process is the sole responsibility of the student. A minimum of 15 hours must be credited by MCTC to be granted the Associates's degree.

Admission Requirements for Advanced Cosmetology


  • Must be 18 years of age by the end of first year enrolled
  • Provide a high school diploma, transcript, or a G.E.D. Equivalent Certificate (foreign transcripts/diplomas must be evaluated by a qualified agency call adult education dept. for more information)
  • Complete pre entrance exam with the required score or documentation of an ACT score of 21 or above in the last 5 years
  • Complete the program application
  • Pay application fee of $25.00 (non-refundable)

Admission Requirements for Short Term Programs


  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Provide a high school diploma, transcript or a G.E.D. Equivalent Certificate (foreign transcripts/diplomas must be evaluated by a qualified agency call adult education dept. for more information)
  • Complete the program application.
  • Pay half of the tuition and cost of books before starting, the other half is paid mid-way through.(These short-term programs do not qualify for financial aid)
  • Pay application fee of $25.00 (non-refundable)