General Info

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    Our Mission: Creating Successful Lives

    The Adult Center at Buckeye Hills Career Center in Rio Grande, Ohio offers comprehensive Career-Technical Programs. Courses are designed for those who seek to enter an occupation, desire to upgrade skills in their present occupation, or explore a new career.

    Visit our beautiful campus. We look forward to serving your needs!

    Full Service Center

    The Ohio Department of Higher Education has recognized Gallia-Jackson-Vinton JVSD as a Full Service Center which provides to all area residents, business, and industry a cost- efficient, educationally sound way to train and upgrade the skills of the area workforce. Our Full Service Center offers the latest equipment and techniques and provides training under the direction of skilled instructors.


    Click here for specifics on admission requirements

    Competency Certificates

    Career-Technical Certificate

    Student must:

    • Complete a training program offered by the school
    • Attain a cumulative grade average of 2.0 (“C”) or better
    • Maintain a cumulative attendance of at least 80% and other program/funding requirements for Career Technical and 92% for Career Passport

    Career Passport/Competency Certificate

    Student must:

    • Complete an approved Career-Technical training program of at least 300 classroom/laboratory hours
    • Attain a cumulative grade average of 2.0 (“C”) or better
    • Maintain cumulative attendance of at least 92%

    *Certificates and Career Passport will be awarded to Career Development (300+ Hour) students for those students meeting the requirements.

    * WorkKeys Testing is required for all Career Development Programs.

    *We reserve the right to cancel or postpone a course. Information is subject to change.

  • Contact Info & Office Hours

    Phone: 740-245-5334

    Fax: 740-245-0116

    Sep – May: Mon-Thu 8am-9pm
    Fri 8am-4pm

    Jun, Jul & Aug: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm


    The Gallia-Jackson-Vinton JVSD is approved and operates in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the Career-Technical Division of the Ohio Department of Education. Buckeye Hills Career Center is currently Accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.

    Application Fee/Registration Fee

    A non-refundable fee will be assessed for all career programs. See individual class for this fee and other associated costs.

    Tuition Payment

    A student admitted to a career program is required to pay 50% of the full tuition or show evidence of financial aid approval on or before the first day of class. Click here for more info.

    Refund Procedure

    If it is necessary to drop a training program, notify the Adult Center immediately and complete appropriate forms. Click here for more info.

    Non-Discrimination Policy

    It is the policy of the Gallia-Jackson-Vinton Joint Vocational School District that educational programs and other activities be conducted in adherence to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and the Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Click here for more info.