The Santa Clara City Library is offering a free online program for adult students to receive their high school diploma.

Career Online High School, a partnership with Gale education company, will train students for careers in a range of employment fields such as child care, education, commercial driving and office management through the completion of 18 credits.

Students can complete the program in as little as six months with transferable high school credits.

The program can be up to 18 months if a student doesn’t have previous schooling.

The program does not grant a GED, which is obtained through a separate paid test.

“The start of the new year is a perfect time to set a new life course and prepare for a bright future,” city librarian Hilary Keith said in a news release. “We’re empowering our library patrons to seek new opportunities and transform their lives.”

Admission is rolling, and the online program is available to students at all times. Students will also receive assistance from an academic coach.

Anyone who is 19 years old or older and has a library card is eligible for the program. Students will be required to pass an online self-assessment to obtain a scholarship, and enrollment will be limited.

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Story originally published by Bay City News.