Frequently Asked Questions

Getting Started

Where do I buy books and how much do they cost?

All textbooks are included in the cost for short-term courses. Welding courses may require a few essential basic tools to begin class.

When should I register for courses?

Short-term courses require full payment when registering. Registration should be made at least 2 – 4 weeks before courses begin. It is suggested that you register early since some classes fill quickly. Career Programs should be started two months before the start of the program (except Practical Nurse). Practical Nurse should be started at least 6 months in advance of the start date.

How do I register for a short-term course?

Registration can be done by telephone or in person. Full payment is required to register.

I received a diploma from a foreign country. Is this acceptable?

The Adult Education Administration would have to make a decision based on many factors. Please contact the Adult Education Office for assistance, (937) 854-6051.

How do I get started in a full-time program?

1.  Call the Adult Education office to make a reservation to test (937) 854-6297.

2.  Take the 3 part WorkKeys Assessment: Applied Mathematics; Work Place Documents (Reading); Graphic Literacy

3.  Meet with the Adult Career Advisor about Assessment Results, Financial Aid Information and Program Requirements.

Do I need a high school diploma or GED to take courses?

Career Programs require a high school diploma or a GED, while short-term courses do not.

General Information

Do I earn a degree or certificate after completing courses?

Each student receives a Certificate of Completion when they finish a short-term course or Career Program.  At present, we do not offer college credit or degree programs at MVCTC.

Do you offer job placement?

We do not have a job placement office. However our staff and instructors are great resources to assist you in your job search.

What are the Adult Education office hours of operation?

Monday through Thursday:   8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday:  8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Nurse Aide

Why is the Nurse Aide course blocked on the web site when I try to register? Is the course full?

This course does not allow on-line registration. You must register in person because this course has pre-requisites.  Please contact the Adult Education office for information regarding the pre-requisites.

When do you offer the Nurse Aide course?

Nurse Aide is typically offered once a month. Each course is two weeks in length; hours are 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Aspire and GED

How can I get my GED?

To sign up for free GED classes, call 937-854-6287.    To register or for more information about the GED test, visit


What types of payments do you accept?

We accept cash, check, money order, VISA, Master Card or Discover.

When do I pay for a short-term course?

You must pay for the course when you register. We recommend that you register 2 to 4 weeks in advance (4 to 6 weeks for Nurse Aide and Phlebotomy), because classes do fill quickly.

Financial Aid

Can I get Financial Aid to pay for courses?

Short-term courses that are 12 weeks or less in length are NOT ELIGIBLE for financial aid. Financial aid is available to those who qualify for Career Programs. Potential sources include: Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, Workforce Investment Act (WIOA) and Veterans Benefits, etc. At MVCTC, our counselors will work with you to help you get where you want to go. The financial aid process is very individualized. Review the information at the links here, and call 937-854-6254 with any questions.