Full-Time Program Information

Buckeye Career Center is an area leader in offering adult career training programs. We have provided training in a variety of occupations for over thirty-five years and have focused that experience to provide full-time training to adults.

Full-Time Eligibility

Any adult sixteen years of age or older holding a high school diploma or GED is eligible to participate in Buckeye Career Center Career Development programs.

Admissions Policy

Applicants are admitted the first quarter of each year.

Applicants must first go through the application process and pay the application fee and any outstanding tuition/lab fees owed BCC before they can be admitted to a Buckeye Career Center Career Development program. Students attending the school's scheduled Open House may have the $50 application fee waived.

Selection for all applicants to any program are based upon the following:

  1. Applicant must provide a valid high school diploma or GED certificate. If the document's validity is questionable, it is the student's responsibility to provide supporting documentation.

  2. Passage of the WorkKeys® tests at the appropriate level for the chosen program, any follow-up testing and any re-mediation prescribed by the adult education department.

  3. BCI & I Criminal background check if enrolling in OPOTA, Medical Assisting, or Medical Office & Billing Specialist programs.

  4. Application and application fee paid.

  5. Ability to pay tuition and lab fees.

  6. Additional individual requirements as applicable to various programs.

All applicants who have completed the above requirements by the specified deadline will be interviewed by the selection committee. Applicants will be notified of the decision concerning their acceptance into the program. Applicants who were not admitted may reapply for the next program.

Failure to provide the above will prohibit the student from admission to the program.

Withdrawal Procedure for Full-Time Students

The Student Services Coordinator must be notified when a student has decided to withdraw from their program. A student will be required to complete a withdrawal form at this time. Any agency that the student may be working with will also be notified at that time of the student's intention to withdraw. A WITHDRAWAL DOES NOT ELIMINATE A STUDENT'S DEBT TO THE SCHOOL!

Tuition Payment Plans

Payment Dates:

  • 1st Payment Deadline - One-half of full tuition and lab fees due August 26, 2019

  • 2nd Payment Deadline - Remaining half of full tuition and lab fees due March 1, 2020

Each student is responsible for payment of all tuition and lab fees on or before the due date(s). Any student who fails to meet payment deadlines is considered automatically withdrawn! As of September 1, 2019, you are responsible for the full payment of all tuition and lab fees according to the payment schedule plan(s) and the Refund Policy listed below whether you fail, withdraw, or leave the program for any reason.


  1. If you do not receive financial aid, 100% of tuition and lab fees are due on or before the first day of the program.

  2. If you receive financial aid, 100% of tuition and lab fees less the amount of financial aid received by the school (this is not what you've been approved for) is due on or before the first day of the program.


One half of total tuition and lab fees are due before classes begin. This payment will be used to cover the cost of all lab fees first and the balance will go toward your tuition. The other one half is due on March 1.. If a student withdraws or fails out of the program at any time, 100% of all tuition and lab fees are due immediately.

Use the Net Price Calculator to help you calculate your Financial Aid.

Scholarship Opportunities

Full-time programs at Buckeye Career Center Adult Education are accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. This accreditation enables us to participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs administered by the U.S. Department of Education. To apply for the federal Pell Grant, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to find out if you qualify.

Additional institutional aid is also available in the form of scholarships to one graduating Senior from each of the eleven school districts that make-up Buckeye Career Center, with applications that may be obtained from your High School Guidance Counselor; or a $500 scholarship to anyone who has completed their GED through the Career Center in the past year.

Refund Policy

Enrollment in a program does not carry with it the right of refund or reduction of indebtedness in cases of inability to attend classes, withdrawal, failure, or dismissal. Each student assumes all risks of any changes to their personal and business affairs which may affect program participation. The approved Refund Policy is listed below. Lab fees are not refundable. Tuition ONLY will be refunded as follows:

Withdrawal Percent Of Refund

  • First day of program 100%

  • 2-8 calendar days 75%

  • 9-14 calendar days 50%

  • 15-21 calendar days 25%

  • After 21 calendar days 0%

  • There are no refunds given for lab fees at any time.

  • In the event Buckeye Career Center cancels the program, a pro-rated refund will be given.