Adult Diploma Program

The Adult Diploma Program offers adults, age 22 and older, residing in Cuyahoga County, an opportunity to earn a high school diploma. The program includes career advisement, a national career readiness certificate, and an industry recognized credential for an in-demand career in Northeast Ohio that require a high school diploma. Participants complete their Ohio high school diploma requirements by participating in an on-line competency-based learning program that demonstrates a mastery of skills to prepare them for in-demand career fields such as healthcare, manufacturing, logistics, and construction. There is no cost to participants except time and commitment.

Cuyahoga Community College launched this program in July 2015 with funding from the Ohio Department of Education. For additional information, visit www.tri-c.edu/adultdiploma or contact the program at 216-987-0610 or adultdiplomaprogram@tri-c.edu.

Inter-Faith Community Service Initiative

The goal of this College-wide initiative is to provide training and information to faith-based institutions so they can assist parishioners and community members in achieving their academic, educational, and workforce-related aspirations.

The desired outcome of these partnerships is to strengthen connections between Cuyahoga Community College and the faith community. Similar programs at other colleges have recognized that individuals who receive critical information about education and jobs in a familiar location from someone they know are more likely to enroll and focus to finish high school/GED, college, or workforce programs. Visit http://www.tri-c.edu/community/community-services/faith-based-community-initiative.html or call 216-987-0496 for more information.

Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)

The Educational Opportunity Center is a federally funded TRiO program that offers free enrollment assistance to over 1,200 Cuyahoga County adults annually. The program is open to individuals, age 18 and over, who wish to further their education. EOC advisors provide information, workshops, and services to individuals and groups.

Advisors assist participants with:

  • enrolling in college, certificate, or vocational training programs
  • enrolling in the Adult Diploma Program or GED/Aspire Program
  • offering academic and career advising
  • providing admissions information
  • assisting with student loan defaults
  • assisting with federal student aid and scholarship applications

The Educational Opportunity Center also provides referrals to social service and community resources. All services are available to participants at no cost. The Educational Opportunity Center is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and Cuyahoga Community College. Call 216-987-6305 or visit http://www.tri-c.edu/trio-programs/educational-opportunity-center.html for more information.

Women in Transition (WIT)

The Women in Transition Program is a free, non-credit course that helps adult women move their lives forward through education and training. Participants receive basic computer training, assistance with career exploration, financial literacy enrichment, personal development, and soft skills training. Upon completion, participants are equipped to continue their education, enter the workforce, understand financial aid options, and identify marketable skills and career opportunities.

Both day and evening classes are available. Two classes are held each academic semester for eight weeks on all four campuses.  Summer classes may vary.  For more information, visit www.tri-c.edu/wit or call:

  • Eastern Campus: 216-987-2272
  • Metropolitan Campus: 216-987-4974
  • Western Campus: 216-987-5091
  • Westshore Campus: 216-987-5764

Cuyahoga Community College, the Carl D. Perkins Act, Westfield Insurance Foundation, the S.K. Wellman Foundation, The Raymond and Rita Foos Foundation, Peoples Bank, Crocker Park (CP Commercial Delaware LLC), the City of East Cleveland, and other entities provide funding for the Women in Transition Program.