A student is eligible to become a candidate for an Ohio department of higher education (ODHE) one-year certificate or other certificate(s) when the student has completed all the requirements of the program that the student is enrolled in based upon rule 3357:15-13-28 of the Administrative Code (catalog-in-force).
Candidates for the certificate must satisfactorily complete all required and elective courses in their program of study as defined by the Ohio department of higher education.
(1) See rule 3357: 15-13-28 of the Administrative Code (catalog-in-force) concerning the catalog to follow when meeting requirements.
Coursework over ten years old is subject to review and acceptance by the chair of the department offering the course or dean of that division. However, Stark state college will consider granting permission to a certificate completer under a catalog more than ten years old if the candidate has been enrolled continuously and the certificate program has not changed appreciably.
(2) Candidates must have a grade point average of 2.00 or above in their technical program and a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or above. For certificates that do not have technical concentration courses, no technical GPA is calculated.
(3) A maximum of fifteen semester hours of credit transferred from other institutions in accordance with rule 3357: 15-13-25 of the Administrative Code (articulation and transfer) may be used by a student toward the completion of an ODHE one-year certificate at Stark state college.