New Credentialing Programs Coming Fall 2022 for Students Interested in Healthcare and Construction

North Central Academy is proud to announce two new opportunities for students to earn industry credentials, college credit, and take steps toward their career goals beginning this Fall! 

The High School Healthcare Preceptor Pilot Program is grant-funded by the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Department of Education to provide paid internships and credential opportunities in health care fields to high school students. 

LeadingAge Ohio will provide coordination and administrative support for the program in collaboration with Autumnwood Care Center (where students will intern) and North Central Academy. Students will have the option to choose a clinical or healthcare business administrative tract to focus on during their internship. 

  • Clinical/Nursing Pathway- nursing, physical or occupational therapy, social work, nursing assistants, medical technicians. 

  • Healthcare Business Administration- medical billing and coding, office management, human resources management, aging services administration

The Broadband Construction Pathway in partnership with Terra State Community College, will provide hands-on coursework and experience as well as paid internships and credentialing opportunities for students participating in this program.  

Through the Broadband Construction Pathway, students will complete the following courses in  Fall of 2022 and Spring of 2023 continuing the program after graduation and enrolling as a Terra State student in Fall of 2023. 

  • CTU-1020 Construction Safety - Fall 2022 - 2 credits
  •  CTU-1030 Utility Location & Print Reading - Spring 2023 - 2 credits 
  • Upon graduation from NCA, students could continue on for the Utility Construction Installer Certificate:
    •  CTU 2980 - Cooperative Work Experience - paid internship arranged by Terra (avg. $20/hr.) - Summer 2023 - 2 credits
    •  Continuation of Certificate courses - Fall 2023

Spots to participate in these programs are limited. Students interested in participating in either of these programs should email Mrs. Becky Bernard at to express interest and identify which pathway you are interested in.