What is the Career Online High School?

MVU and partner Cengage Learning offer adult learners and youth access to one of the first accredited online high school diplomas. Through the Career Online High School (COHS) adult and youth learners can complete the recommended first course in one of the eight workforce certification fields at no cost. Youth who are 16 and over — and not enrolled in school — are eligible for the program. There is no upper age limit.

COHS is an innovative online high school program that enables out-of-school youth and adults to earn an accredited high school diploma and foundational career skills. The program delivers competency-based instruction, 100% online, in a highly supportive learning environment.

Students earn an AdvancED/SACS accredited high school diploma and a workforce certificate in one of eight fields:

Office Management

Childcare and Education

Commercial Driving

Retail Customer Service

Homeland Security

Certified Protection Officer

Professional Skills

Food and Hospitality

Workforce certificate information »


Program Highlights

  • 24/7 Online Access — students can earn diplomas at their own pace
  • AdvancED/SACS Accreditation — students can transfer eligible credits from previous schools and apply for financial aid after graduation for post-secondary programs
  • Skills-Based, Career-Focused Curriculum — students build skills that they’ll need to succeed in the workforce
  • Individualized Support — high touch student engagement model includes dedicated academic coaches, certified teachers and engaged program staff


  • “I decided to go back to school not only to grow in my company, but also to make my family proud. It is never too late — I am 40 years old now, and it was not too late for me — this program has made all of the difference.”

    Juan Garcia, McDonald’s General Manager, COHS graduate and now college student


Program Benefits for Organizations

  • Strengthens employee retention and recruitment strategy
  • Expands options and career pathways for mid-skill employees
  • Delivers organizations a social impact and community outreach solution that addresses the dropout epidemic


Questions About the Career Online High School?

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