Terra State offers additional scholarships for short-term certificate programs

In partnership with the Ohio Department of Higher Education, Terra State Community College has been awarded an additional $13,750 through the Short-Term Certificate Grant Program (STCGP).

The STCGP allows students to receive a certificate for up to $2,000 each. To enroll current and prospective students must show financial need. Eligible programs include those that are Pell-eligible and non-Pell eligible. 

“The Short-Term Certificate Grant Program is a great opportunity for students to reduce out-of-pocket expenses that other financial aid may not cover. We are pleased to be able to offer this grant to students and assist them in easing the financial burden of reaching their educational goals,” said Coordinator of Financial Aid Jessica McCarthy.

Terra State offers more than 200 short-term certificates that allow students to gain skills in high- demand fields. Programs include credit and non-credit courses.

The 10 for-credit certificates available through the College’s normal admissions process are:

  • Integrated Applications – Based Curriculum in Advanced Manufacturing
  • Communication
  • Personal Computer Technician Certificate
  • General Business
  • Intermediate Business
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Precision Machining
  • Phlebotomy
  • Welding
  • Commercial Driver

 For more information on credit courses, please contact Admissions at 419.559.2349 or admissions@terra.edu

The additional 207 non-credit certificates are available through the Kern Center. Notable offerings include:

  • State Tested Nursing Assistant
  • AFAA Group Fitness Instructor
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
  • HVAC/R Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Digital Arts
  • Human Resources Professional
  • Certified Quality Engineer
  • Certified Supply Chain Professional
  • Certified Information Systems Security

“I am excited Terra State is receiving additional funds through the Short-Term Grant Program offering scholarships up to $2,000 in over 200 fields. Many of the courses are online and the scholarship covers most, if not all, of the cost to allow people the ability to gain necessary skills needed to propel them into the workplace. I hope our community will come check out this amazing offer so they can learn more about how Terra State and The Kern Center can launch them into their future careers,” said Coordinator of Community Education Holly Hoffman.

For more information on non-credit courses, please contact The Kern Center at 419.559.2464 or kern@terra.edu.

To learn more about the Short-Term Certificate Program and to view all certificates available, please visit terra.edu/shorttermcertificate.