Mansfield/Richland County Public Library offers free enrollment to a limited number of adult learners in the Career Online High School (COHS) program. This is your chance to earn an accredited high school diploma and a career certificate, whether you are looking to advance your career, prepare for workforce entry or continue your education.
After you successfully complete an online self-assessment and a two-week prerequisite course, followed by an in-person interview, your application will be reviewed for award of a scholarship.
If you are selected for a scholarship and enrolled in the program, you will be paired with an academic coach. Your coach provides ongoing guidance, evaluates performance, and connects you to the resources you need to master the courses. Students have up to 18 months to complete the program.
Start by taking your self-assessment today!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Career Online High School? Career Online High School is an online high school diploma and career certification program available through Mansfield/Richland County Public Library.
Who is eligible to apply? Applicants must be Richland County residents aged 21 or older with an M/RCPL library card. You must previously have completed schooling through at least 8th grade.
Will I be getting a GED? No, this is not a GED program. Successful graduates will earn a high school diploma through an accredited high school.
Is all coursework online? Yes. Computers and free wi-fi are available at all library locations.
How is Career Online High School accredited? Career Online High School (COHS) is a private online high school accredited by the AdvancedEd Accreditation Commission, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and school improvement (SACS CASI), the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC). COHS has a College Entry Examination Board (CEEB) code of 102450.
What are my Career Path choices? You may earn a certificate in the following areas:
Childcare and Education
Certified Protection Officer (Security Officer)
Certified Transportation Services (Trucker/Commercial Driver)
General Career Preparation
Retail Customer Service Skills
Food Service and Customer Service Skills
How can I learn more? Visit the Career Online High School website.