Non-Traditional Programs

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Non-traditional students have different needs and different goals. Balancing family, work, and college can be difficult. West Virginia University at Parkersburg offers affordable options to fit into your life and schedule.

Non-Traditional Programs Office Hours
Monday – Friday 8 am – 10 pm
Summer Sessions: Monday – Thursday 7 am – 7 pm
Feel free to stop by for advising and assistance during office hours.

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Flexible Degrees:

Regents Bachelor of Arts
If you are at least 23 years old and have an associate degree or some college, this may be the degree for you. This degree builds on the Board of Governors Associate in Applied Science degree and allows for life experience credit.

Board of Governors A.A.S.
If you have attended college in the past but never earned a degree, this flexible program can put a degree within reach. This is a flexible degree that offers an opportunity to transform life experience into college credit.

Occupational Development A.A.S.
Labor union members go through an intense apprenticeship program as part of their training. WVU-Parkersburg offers many of the local unions a chance to combine the apprenticeship with general education courses for an Associate in Applied Science in Occupational Development.
Welcome, American Electric Power employees.
Download the brochure for information on the new AEP Occupational Development Associate in Applied Science degree.
AEP Occupational Development A.A.S. Brochure pdf

Technical Studies A.A.S.
Similar to the Occupational Development Degree, the Technical Studies Degree brings together technical school learning and general education requirements. Learning that takes place outside of the college complements courses taken at WVU-Parkersburg to establish this degree.

Career Services and Cooperative Education
Cooperative Education is based upon the idea that on-the-job training is an integral part of a student’s academic background. Cooperative Education joins West Virginia University at Parkersburg with businesses, community agencies, and industries in staging a vital educational experience.

NTP Quick News:

Following are deadlines of which you need to be aware for the Spring semester:

  • The last day to apply to graduate in May is Friday, Feb. 27.
  • Pack your SPF tanning lotion (or snow boots depending on Mother Nature) and get your airline tickets ready. Spring break is the week of March 16. There are no classes, but the campus will be open Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20.
  • Current students can preregister for the Summer and Fall 2015 terms beginning Monday, April 6. The summer and fall schedule will be available around mid-March. Visit for a complete list of course offerings.
  • Open enrollment for the general public is Monday, April 13. Get a head start on the classes you wish to take because seats are limited and fill quickly.
  • Last day to withdraw from a full semester class is Friday, April 10.
  • Spring holiday is Friday, April 3. The campus will be closed.
  • The last day of classes for the Spring term is Friday, May 1.
  • Final Exams week begins Monday, May 4. For a complete schedule of exam times, visit this site: or see your instructor(s).
  • Commencement will be held Saturday, May 16 at 2 pm.


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