High School Equivalency/High School Diploma
One of our top goals at Old Dominion Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her high school equivalency(HSE)/high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at Old Dominion can enroll in our HSE program.
We also offer a fully-accredited online high school diploma program, Penn-Foster High School. Students are required to earn 21.5 credits to receive their diplomas. In most cases, students receive credit for their previous high school classes.
Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, social studies, and writing by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors). Students interested in getting into a tutoring program may contact their instructors or the Academic Manager.
The College Program is an advanced training program we offer through a partnership with Central Virginia Community College. To qualify for this program, a student must have a high school diploma or GED (from our center or another educational facility) and have successfully completed a vocational trade at Job Corps.
Students in the ACT program can receive further training in the following career fields for several training providers:
- Automotive repair (AAMCO, United Auto Workers)
- Electrical wiring (Dominion Electric)
- Facilities maintenance (Archstone-Smith Properties)
- Painting (Painting and Decorating Contractors of America)
- Pharmaceutical Technician (CVS Pharmacy)
- Plumbing (Roto-Rooter)
Benefits of the College Program include:
- Academic advisement, mentoring, and tutoring
- Paid tuition, fees, books, and supplies
- Housing and recreation
- Meals provided by Job Corps, on-and-off center
- Transportation to and from college of choice
English Language Learning Program
Students needing to learn English can enter our English Language Learning (ELL) program. Students in the ELL program are tested regularly to determine their language proficiency levels.
Driver's Education is available to all students needing their driver's license.