Admission Requirements

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Admission Requirements

  • 16 years of age or older
  • High school diploma or GED (Not required for programs with an * below)
  • Completion of the enrollment forms
  • Completion of the Financial Aid application, if applicable, and/or arranged for payment
  • Completion of all pre-requisites as required for the program
  • Current high school students must have written permission from their high school principal and parents
  • Meet all WorkKeys requirements

WorkKeys skill level is required for the following programs:

Program Mathematics Locating Reading
Medical Assisting * 3 4 4
Medical Office 3 4 4
Medical Office/Medical Assisting 3 4 4
Phlebotomy * 3 4 4
Practical Nursing 5 4 5
Respiratory Therapy 5 4 5
Surgical Technologist 5 4 5
Emergency Medical Technician 5 4 5

WorkKeys skill level is recommended for the following programs:

Program Mathematics Locating Reading
Cosmetology * 3 3 4
Industrial Maintenance * 4 4 4
Ind. Maintenance w/Hydraulics/Pneumatics * 4 4 4
Welding * 4 4 4
Certified Nursing Assistant * 3 3 3
OPOTC Peace Officer 4 4 4
  • A student will be considered if they retake the test attaining the required skill level.
  • The Director reserves the right to permit students in a program if sufficient evidence demonstrates a strong possibility of success and if enrollment allows.
  • For Medical Assisting, Medical Office, Medical Office/Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy, Practical Nursing, Surgical Technologist, and EMT, students scoring one less than the required skill level will be considered for the program if he/she successfully completes (with at least 80% scores) a minimum of 12 hours of an approved KeyTrain course in each of the lacking areas. This is provided free of charge through our Adult Education program.
  • For Certified Nursing Assistant, BHCC has no required minimum WorkKeys skill level to enter the program; however, for those students using the Certified Nursing Assistant program to apply for an Ohio Adult Diploma, there is a required minimum skill level of 3 in each area (Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading).
  • For the Cosmetology, Industrial Maintenance, Industrial Maintenance w/Hydraulics/Pneumatics, Welding, Certified Nursing Assistant, and OPOTC Peace Officer, WorkKeys will be given; however, we will only use WorkKeys skill levels to provide career advising and to assign/provide appropriate intervention based on comparing the student’s skill level with the Ohio Mean’s Jobs recommended WorkKeys skill level. Students scoring less than 3 in any area may be required to complete a minimum of 12 hours of intervention leading to an acceptable level in the lacking area.

It is our goal to adequately advise, intervene, and support potential students resulting in successful completion of our various programs.

Admission without a high school diploma or GED

The following programs will be considered for admission without a high school diploma or a GED; however, it should be noted that Federal Aid requires a high school diploma or GED. Listed beside each program is the score we will use to determine if a person can enter without a high school diploma or GED.

Program Mathematics Locating Reading
Certified Nursing Assistant 3 3 3
Medical Assisting 3 4 4
Phlebotomy 3 4 4
Cosmetology (must have 10th grade education) 3 3 4
Industrial Maintenance 4 4 4
Industrial Maintenance w/ Hydraulics Pneumatics 4 4 4
Welding 4 4 4

The Career Advisor and the Director will consider student goals, past experiences, instructor input, the program of interest, and job targets for entry. The Director reserves the right to require completion of assigned intervention and require an acceptable academic level in the lacking area prior to enrollment.

 

Adult Career Prep Course

The Adult Career Prep course is geared specifically for the Adult Learner in Practical Nursing, Surgical Technologist, and Medical Office/Medical Assisting that is designed to help assure the Adult Learner’s success. Course topics include: learning styles and types, retaining information, test taking strategies, active listening, and communication skills. In addition, there is a review of math, reading and language skills, and locating information (WorkKeys test). The course consists of 12 clock hours and is offered over a span of four (4) classes; evening and day classes are available. Enrollment is limited to 25 per session. Preregistration is required and there is no fee.

Note: The last 9 hours of the course is not required for acceptance into a program, however it is highly recommended.