The Madison Adult Career Center (MACC) provides educational opportunities to local students in the state of Ohio. The institution looks to encourage adults to become life-long learners by providing opportunities in a positive educational environment. Curriculum and program offerings are adjusted regularly to ensure they meet the industry standards of today.
Students will have the opportunity to improve in their professional lives by learning new skills designed to help them move forward in their careers. A variety of support services help students meet their immediate needs. This includes personal and career counseling services, financial aid assistance, and job placement assistance. The goal is to provide students access to the assistance they require to complete their coursework successfully.
Programs are designed to provide work-based learning opportunities allowing them to develop in their chosen profession. MACC remains connected with the community, giving them a unique opportunity to help students find new employment in the local area. It also provides a mechanism to ensure that the skills and topics being taught during the programs will meet the needs of area businesses who may be interested in hiring program graduates.
Students have access to modern training facilities, providing them a quality hands-on education to help them develop new technical skills. All lab-based learning involves appropriate technology to help students gain experience on the kinds of equipment they will be likely to encounter when they begin working in their new field. Classroom-based learning supplements the practical coursework by providing fundamental knowledge to help students perform well during lab classes and reach their career goals.
To provide additional assistance to the community, MACC has developed Workforce Partnerships to help local businesses gain access to training options for their employees. Learning opportunities can be customized to fit the needs of the business, and can cover a wide variety of topics. Industrial training options include CNC, blueprint reading, maintenance, welding, and general safety. Office-based courses cover computer systems, software, and keyboarding. Training is also available for a variety of soft skills, such as leadership, communications, and customer service skills.
Madison Adult Career Center Accreditation
MACC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The institution is also a member of the University System of Ohio and the Ohio Association of Career Technical and Adult Education (ACTE). The career development programs offered are approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Learning, and all Cosmetology courses are approved bythe Ohio State Board of Cosmetology. The State Tested Nurse Aide program is approved by the Ohio Department of Health.
Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility. Depending on the program selected, recipients of the Pell Grant or students offered Stafford Student Loans may apply their funds to their courses at MACC. Additional financial assistance may be available through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), VA Veterans Training Benefits, or the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, depending on eligibility. Students may also be eligible to participate in a payment plan through MACC.
Madison Adult Career Center
600 Esley Lane
Mansfield, OH 44905
Administrative Medical Office Training
Students in the Administrative Medical Office program learn the professional skills required to successfully work in a medical office setting. Coursework includes a variety of key software programs, as well as accounting principles. Additional study efforts are dedicated to the concepts behind professionalism and business communications, while hard skills are introduced in medical terminology and HCPCS / CPT and ICD-10-CM Coding.
Successfully graduates will have a knowledge of medical insurance and billing, medical office procedures, and records management. After completing the class work, a 60-hour externship is required. Once all of the program requirements are met, students will be eligible for the NHA Certified Medical Administrative Assistant Certification.
The Cosmetology program prepares students to fill a variety of positions within salons. The hands-on program has students complete 408 hours of classroom learning and 1,092 hours of clinical training. After completing the 17-month program, students will be prepared for the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology Exam and can subsequently receive their license.
Students who complete the Cosmetology program, or its equivalent, are eligible to participate in the Cosmetology Manager’s Course. This provides additional information regarding the operation and ownership of applicable business and prepares students for the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology Manager’s License.
Automotive Technology ASE Training
Automotive Technology students receive instruction from ASE Master Technicians. Students will learn to diagnose and repair a range of automotive issues through a combination of classroom and hands-on learning. As part of the program, 40 hours of job shadowing is required in conjunction with other class-based requirements.
Classes include topics like suspension and steering, engine repairs, drive train and axles, and general safety. Students who complete the course can apply the credit to the two-year work experience requirement for ASE certification.
Welding Technology Program
The Welding Technology program prepares students for certification through the American Welding Society (AWS). Students have access to a lab environment equipped with the standard equipment they will need to learn new skills and complete welding projects. A variety of welding techniques are covered including shielded metal arc, flux-cored arc, gas metal arc, oxyacetylene, and gas tungsten arc. Additional coursework focuses on the fundamentals of blueprint reading, fabrication, and pipe welding.
Industrial Electrical Maintenance
Students in the Industrial Electrical Maintenance program will receive instruction designed to help them receive certification through the National Center for Construction Education (NCCER) in a range of program areas. Classes cover information on the power industry, managing electrical hazards, electrical maintenance, wind energy, solar, and basic welding and cutting. As part of the program, students must complete 50 hours of job shadowing in additional to all classroom requirements.
Precision Machining CNC Technology Training
The Precision Machining CNC Technology program is designed to be completed in 375 hours of coursework and provides students the skills necessary to work in the machining industry. Classes include hands-on training in the areas of machine setup and operation, programming, and industrial mold maintenance. Additional coursework covers key knowledge areas such as applied mathematics and blueprint reading.
Available machine shop equipment includes CNC mills, CNC lathes, and the CNC tool room lathe. Once the program is complete, students should be prepared for certification by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS).
Phlebotomy/EKG Traning Program
Students of the Phlebotomy / EKG program will complete a 12-week program combining a variety of classroom and lab-based training to ensure competency across all key areas. All students also complete 100 hours in an externship to ensure they have access to real-world training as part of their instruction. Upon completion of a certification exam, students may become Registered Phlebotomy Technicians (RPTs) through the American Medical Technologists (AMT). The phlebotomy courses focus on the proper collection and handling of a variety of blood specimens. EKG coursework introduces students to the fundamentals of operating an EKG and assessing the outputs of the test.
Dental Assisting Program
Dental Assisting students will have access to hands-on training through a combination of lecture and lab experiences. Courses help prepare students to become certified in radiography and dental assisting. Instruction is provided in the areas of dental sciences, dental radiology, anatomy and physiology, instrumentation, and infection control. All students will also complete required first aid and CPR courses. Before to the programs completion, students must complete 100 hours of job shadowing.
State Tested Nursing Aide
Students in the State Tested Nurse Aide program will be prepared to meet the requirements set by the Ohio Department of Health to work in the field. Learning is divided between hands-on training and classroom learning, making sure students have the knowledge and skills necessary to work in entry-level positions in various care facilities.
Clinical Care Technologies
The Clinical Care Technologies program combines the educational opportunities received through the Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy, and State Tested Nurse Aide certification programs. Students will attend a variety of classroom and lab-based training, as well as externships in appropriate facilities. Additional coursework provides base information in the areas of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical law and ethics, and pharmacology for medical assisting. Once the program is complete, students will be prepared for a variety of certifications across the three areas of study.
Career and Personal Enrichment Courses
MACC offers a range of career and personal enrichment courses to serve the diverse needs of the local population. Paralegal tutoring and online certificate programs are available in conjunction with Midwest Paralegal Studies. Child care certification required courses are available including classes on communicable diseases, child abuse prevention, first aid, and health and safety. Computer courses are available to interested parties including keyboarding, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Quickbooks.
Adults interested in earning their GED can attend courses to help them improve the skills required to pass the exam. Language courses are also available, including conversational Spanish and Sign Language. Additional personal enrichment classes cover topics like cake decorating, crocheting, boating, gardening, landscape design, digital photography, and more.