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What are Community Education Classes?


These classes are provided by West Virginia University at Parkersburg to offer you fun and affordable learning opportunities. Many of these classes are suitable for all ages, offered on evenings and weekends, and you don’t need to be a student of WVUP to register. Whether you want to learn a new hobby, or just have fun with friends, OUR Community Education classes are for YOU!

Registration Information
Call: 304-424-8383
Email: ude.puvwnull@dew
Application: Click Here

Can’t make it on campus for classes? Try ed2go!
Online classes through WVU Parkersburg’s Workforce & Economic Development are an easy, affordable way for you to get the training you need to take your career to the next level. We partner with national leaders in online education to offer a comprehensive library of practical, career enhancing classes available at your convenience. Our online classes are non-credit, and in many cases can lead to a professional certificate in a number of practical areas.
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Want to teach and earn $25 per hour?
Do you have a talent, skill or interest that you would like to share with others? We are now accepting applications for part-time instructors to teach Community Education classes in their area of expertise. Creative and innovative classes are encouraged.
Contact: ude.puvwnull@nosliW.elehciM
Proposal Form: Click Here


Available Community Education Classes

Business Fundamentals
One 2-hour session
Tuesday, December 4 | 1-3pm | $35  (Paid to instructor)

This class provides details on how to start a business, from obtaining a business license to opening its doors. Students will learn strategies on how to attract customers, maintain customer relationships online, and step-by-step processes for managing a business’ Facebook presence.

Heartsaver Basic Life Support & CPR
One 4-hour session
Tuesday, December 4 | 5-9pm | $25 + $35 Certification Fee (Paid to instructor)

Learn CPR, including choking relief, infant CPR, and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). This is beneficial for families and caregivers. With the certification fee, you will be issued an American Heart Association certificate by mail.

Laser Cutting: Holiday Ornament
One 1-hour session
Wednesday, December 5 | 6-7pm |  $15 + $10 Material Fee

This class will start by you designing a personal, wooden ornament with a drawing of your own! After that, digitize the artwork, and send it to our laser cutter to be engraved and cut out.

Mommy & Me Canvas Painting
One 2-hour session
Friday, December 7 | 6-8pm | $15 + $25 Material Fee

Each student will receive an 11×14 inch canvas with step-by-step instructions using acrylic paints. This is a fun class where experience is not necessary.

LEGO Robotics
One 2-hour session
Friday, December 7 | 6-8pm | $15

This class will cover a basic introduction to LEGO Mindstorm robotics, and students will learn how to program LEGO Mindstorm robots. Equipment will be provided. *Ages 8 and older.

Build a Gingerbread House
One 1-hour session
Monday, December 10 | 5-6pm | $15 + $25 Material Fee

Come to build a gingerbread house! This guided lesson, construction, and decoration is the perfect activity for ages 10 and older.

3D Printing Basics
One 1-hour session
Friday, December 14 | 6-7pm | $15 + $10 Material Fee

Open to all ages, this class introduces the subject of 3D Printing, its fun, and uses. You will learn about types of printers, their parts, and how 3D models are found and created. Everyone will receive a small 3D printed trinket to take home! After class completion, all participants will be certified to use the 3D printer in our Entrepreneur Center.

Movie & Make: The Grinch!
One 2-hour session
Tuesday, December 18 | 6-8pm | $10 + $15 Material Fee

Open to ages six-years and older (and kids at heart), six-back, relax and enjoy a nice evening of creating your own Grinch ornament with a guided craft session while watching Jim Carrey’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”


Community Education Class Policies


  • Registration is required for all Community Education Classes and should be made at least one week prior to the start of the class.
  • There is a fee to enroll, but you will not receive an invoice until the class is filled.
  • To register, please complete the Registration Form above and mail it to the address provided on the form or email it to ude.puvwnull@dew. You may also call 304-424-8383 with questions or to register.


  • Students will receive their registration invoice at the email address they’ve provided.
  • The registration fees must be paid at the WVU Parkersburg Business Office unless otherwise noted.


  • Requests to withdraw from a class must be made at least two weeks (14 days) before the first day of class to receive a refund. If a student withdraws less than two weeks before the date a class starts, a refund will not be issued.
  • If classes are canceled due to weather, they will be rescheduled.

Other Important Information

  • If you need to have specific supplies or technology for a class, this information is provided in the class description. Please review these requirements before registering.
  • WVUP retains the right to use photos taken during classes for marketing purposes.