Each training program has a date-sensitive certificate outline that contains a list of the required courses necessary to complete the certificate. The outline also lists the length of the certificate clock hours, the approximate time each course should take, and any special requirements of the certificate. If students are sponsored, special approval may be needed from sponsors to take optional courses. Students must be officially assigned to the specific certificate in order to receive a completion certificate. If a student would like to receive a completion certificate in a program not officially assigned to, a counselor must be seen to declare and activate the new training certificate.
Students continuously enrolled in programs that are 900 hours or fewer have two years from initial enrollment date to complete their program. Students continuously enrolled in programs with more than 900 hours have three years from initial enrollment date to complete their program. After the allotted time, students are required to change to the most current program certificate. Students who have been out of school for six months or more shall be required to upgrade their assigned certificate to the current version, which may make some of the previously completed classes obsolete. (OWATC policy 530.7, Admissions)
Graduation & Completion of Certificate Outline
Requests for a completion certificate are processed through the Records Office. Students must first meet with their program advisor to verify completion and receive a signed and dated completion evaluation to take to the Registrar. The Registrar will verify that all courses are complete and any special requirements are met. The completion certificate request may take seven to ten business days to process.
Graduation ceremonies are held bi-annually in the spring and fall. Students who complete their certificates will be invited to the next graduation ceremony.
Student’s Steps to Ensure Completion Verification
- Meet with advisor to verify completion and receive a signed and dated Completion Evaluation
- Take Completion Evaluation to the Records Office (SS123)
- If you would like a copy of your final transcript and certificate, fill out the Records Form
- Pay the required fees
Things to Keep in Mind
- Certificates take seven to ten working days and can be mailed to you
- Make sure the Records Office has your correct address
- Certificates and official transcripts will not be issued with outstanding charges owing