Virginia University at Parkersburg
College Offering New Undergraduate Certificates.
Contact Dr. Joseph Badgley, dean of academic affairs, 304-424-8244.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia University at Parkersburg is offering a new option for area residents to gain skills quickly for current or potential employment.
Beginning this fall, WVU Parkersburg will offer new Undergraduate Certificates that feature concentrations in seven specific areas of study. Many can be completed in one or two semesters of credit courses.
"The Undergraduate Certificates are designed to help students acquire skills quickly and move onto or up the workplace career ladder," noted Joseph Badgley, dean of academic affairs.
The new program option responds to area employers’ requests for concentrated training and knowledge in a cluster of specific areas.
"The Undergraduate Certificates will provide students with a mastery of specialized skills in a short amount of time for a specific career or technology objective," Badgley explained.
To be offered will be Undergraduate Certificates in:
Architectural Design Computer Aided Design (CAD) Animation Communication Arts Communication Skills Graphic Design Medical Office Assistant, and Project Management.
Students with a minimum 2.0 grade-point average in all coursework will be issued a certificate by the corresponding academic division. The certificate will be noted on the student’s transcript.
"Awarding of the certificate will indicate to a student’s employer or prospective employer that the skills and knowledge have been mastered successfully," Badgley said.
A free brochure or additional information about the Undergraduate Certificates is available by contacting the college. Fall classes begin August 19.
For additional information, contact:
Director, Communications and Public Relations