Short Term Programs

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Welcome to exciting new career opportunities in our Short-Term Programs.  These programs are between 6 and 15 weeks in duration. They are condensed curriculum certifications designed to prepare you for employment in a particular profession and return you to the workforce promptly. 

Find out more about available programs below. For additional details or to register for a program, contact Martha Leeson at (304)424-8275 or ude.puvwnull@noseel.ahtram

Aluminum Welding
Certified Nursing Assistant
Dental Assistant Certification
Business Sales Executive
Medical Office Specialist Certificate
Phlebotomy
Real Estate Pre-Licensure
Ultimate Administrative Assistant Certificate

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Testimonial

“I have had a great experience with WVUP’s Short-Term education programs.  My daughter took the Phlebotomy course and was hired at Camden Clark, and my son who took an aluminum welding course through your program got a job at a local manufacturer as an aluminum welder.  We are so glad that WVUP is here to help so many”  - Anita Enoch

Aluminum Welding

WVU Parkersburg Class
Days of the week: Friday
Dates: December 7, 2018 - February 15, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Instructor: Carl Collins

Cost: $1,000

This 10-week course will focus on hands-on learning, important life skills, and filling the skills gap. Several local employers are seeking employees who can aluminum weld. Course topics include:

  • Aluminum Welding Safety
  • Aluminium Weld Equipment Setup
  • Aluminium Stringer Welds
  • Aluminum Step Welding in all positions (horizontal, vertical, overhead)
  • Basic Blueprint Reading

Students will need:  welding hoods, steel-toed boots, safety glasses, green welding jacket, welding glove (all leather), ear plugs, wire brush, wear all cotton, no nylon or polyester, no wholes or ravels.

Dental Assistant Certification

WVU Parkersburg Class
Days of the week: Tuesday and Thursday

Dates: September 18, 2018 – January 15, 2019 
Time: 6 to 9 pm

Cost: $2,000

This 90-hour Dental Assistant Program prepares students for entry-level positions in one of the fastest growing healthcare positions. The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with all areas of pre-clinical dental assisting and provide training in the professional skills required to function as an assistant in the dental practice. This course covers Administrative Aspects, including the history of dentistry and dental assisting, an introduction to the dental office, the legal aspects of dentistry, and policies and guidelines. Clinical Aspects taught will include an introduction to oral anatomy, dental operatory, dental equipment, tooth structure, primary and permanent teeth, the oral cavity and related structures, proper patient positioning, dental hand-pieces, sterilization, and more.

In addition to entry-level administrative jobs, this course is ideal for students interested in pursuing a future formal Dental Hygienist program. This course includes 55 hours of classroom instruction and 35 hours of clinical instruction at an approved facility. Additionally, this program will prepare students to sit for certain Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) certification exams including the DANB – Radiation Health & Safety (RHS) exam AND the DANB – Infection Control Exam (ICE).

Requirements:

  • “Dental Assisting 12th Edition.”
    Textbook: ISBN 978-0323430302
    Workbook: ISBN 978-0323430319

 

Business Sales Executive

WVU Parkersburg Class
Days of the week: Monday & Wednesday

Dates: October 22, 2018 – February 25, 2019 
Time: 6 to 9 pm

Cost: $2,000 (Financial assistance is available to West Virginia residents who qualify.)

This 90-hour certification prepares students for various types of in-demand sales jobs. Through this course, students will become proficient with core business skills, modern business technology, and key sales and persuasion tactics. Whether your field is engineering, journalism, business, or sports management, this course will give you the skills you need to sell.

Program Requirements: A computer and basic computer skills.

 

Medical Office Specialist Certificate

Jackson County Center
Days of the Week: Monday & Thursday
Dates: September 10, 2018 – February 14, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm

Cost: $2,000 (Financial assistance is available to West Virginia residents who qualify.)

This 100-hour comprehensive program will provide a foundation of medical vocabulary while also training students to handle the increasing complexities of healthcare management. Learning how to be a medical billing and coding specialist will give you a competitive edge in the healthcare field. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to sit for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam to become a Certified Medical Coder.

Requirements:

  • Computer
  • Basic Computer Skills

Phlebotomy

Jackson County Center (Ripley, WV)
Days of the Week: Tuesday and Thursday
Dates: January 31, 2019 – June 18, 2019
Times: 6 to 9:30 pm

Cost: $2,000

The Phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team, whose main function is to obtain patient’s blood specimens by venipuncture and micro-collection. The field of Phlebotomy has significantly expanded in the past several years, and the role of this integral member of the healthcare team has recently come into much sharper focus.

This 133-hour program prepares professionals to sit for the National Phlebotomy exam. Students will learn how to collect blood specimens from clients for laboratory analysis. They will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. Classroom and lab work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology, blood collection procedures, hands-on specimen practice, and training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods. This course includes an outside clinical rotation.

Note: There is an outside clinical rotation for this program requiring scrub attire, immunizations, and background check. Additionally, this program will prepare students to sit for the National Phlebotomy exam.

Requirements:

  • Textbooks:“Phlebotomy Essentials 6th Edition” ISBN  978-1-4511-9452-4, “Phlebotomy Essentials-Student Workbook”  ISBN  978-1-4511-9453-1, and “Phlebotomy Exam Review” ISBN  978-1-60831-120-0
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Current immunizations and flu shot – cost can range from $10 to $350
  • Criminal background check – cost can range from $5 to $25
  • Three pairs of Scrubs – cost can range from $15 to $50 each
  • Parking Permit – $25

 

Real Estate Pre-Licensure

WVU Parkersburg Class
Days of the Week: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Dates: February 8, 2019 – March 17, 2019
Times: Fridays from 6 to 10 pm |  Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 6 pm

Cost: $2,000

This course explores real estate principles, practices, finance, law, and appraisal, providing the required 120 hours of seat-time and preparing students to sit for real estate licensure exams.  Students must complete the full 120 hours of seat-time; to be eligible to sit for the state exams. This program is accredited by both the West Virginia Real Estate Commission and the Ohio Division of Real Estate.

Real Estate Appraisal: February 8-10
Real Estate Principles and Practices: February 15-24
Real Estate Law: March 1-10
Real Estate Finance: March 15-17

 Requirements:

  • A national background check is required. Visit www.identogo.com or visit S.W. Resources, located at 1007 Mary Street, off of 7th Street, Parkersburg, WV, 304.428.6344.
  • Textbooks: “Modern Real Estate WV 20th Edition” ISBN  9781475463729 and “Modern Real Estate in Ohio 9th Edition” ISBN  9781475433753

Ultimate Administrative Assistant Certificate

WVU Parkersburg Class
Days of the Week: Tuesday and Thursday
Dates: February 6, 2018 – July 19, 2018
Times: 6 to 9 pm
Cost: $2,000

This 150-hour certification will prepare students for the continuously changing role of the office professional. Students will become proficient in administrative skills, communication skills, customer service, interpersonal skills, various computer applications software, and other current technology. Students will prepare invoices, reports, memos, letters, financial statements, and other documents, schedule appointments, use word processing, spreadsheet database, and presentation software. Areas of learning include; English for Professionals, Interpersonal Skills, Business Practices, Customer Service, Nonverbal and Verbal Communication, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Cloud Services.

 Requirements:

  • Computer
  • Basic computer skills

Phlebotomy

WVU Parkersburg Class
Days of the Week: Tuesday and Thursday
Dates: January 29, 2019 – June 13, 2019
Times: 6 to 9:30 pm

Cost: $2,000

The Phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team, whose main function is to obtain patient’s blood specimens by venipuncture and micro-collection. The field of Phlebotomy has significantly expanded in the past several years, and the role of this integral member of the healthcare team has recently come into much sharper focus.

This 133-hour program prepares professionals to sit for the National Phlebotomy exam. Students will learn how to collect blood specimens from clients for laboratory analysis. They will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. Classroom and lab work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology, blood collection procedures, hands-on specimen practice, and training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods. This course includes an outside clinical rotation.

Requirements:

  • Textbooks: “Phlebotomy Essentials 6th Edition” ISBN  978-1-4511-9452-4, “Phlebotomy Essentials-Student Workbook”  ISBN  978-1-4511-9453-1, and “Phlebotomy Exam Review” ISBN  978-1-60831-120-0
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Current immunizations and flu shot – cost can range from $10 to $350
  • Criminal background check – cost can range from $5 to $25
  • Three pairs of Scrubs – cost can range from $15 to $50 each
  • Parking Permit – $25

Note: There is an outside clinical rotation for this program requiring scrub attire, immunizations, and background check. Additionally, this program will prepare students to sit for the National Phlebotomy exam.

Certified Nursing Assistant

WVU Parkersburg Class
Days of the Week: Monday and Friday
Dates: November 26, 2018 – February 18, 2019
Times: 6 to 9:30 pm
Clinical: 9 to 2:00 pm at Ohio Valley Health Care
Limited to 10 students

Cost: $2,000

This 128-hour course onto the nursing career ladder is designed to meet the WV State Requirements to prepare a nursing assistant to work in a long-term care facility and sit for the State’s certification examination to be a Certified Nursing Assistant. Additional hours have been incorporated to train students to work in any health care facility as a nursing assistant (hospital, home health, assisted living). Areas of study include medical ethics, infection control, communication, resident’s rights, vital signs, activities of daily living, restorative care, death and dying, and the again process. This course includes 72 hours of classroom instruction and 56 hours of clinical instruction at an approved facility. Students will be expected to wear scrubs: green top, white bottoms, and white clean closed toed shoes. Students should purchase 3 sets of scrubs.

Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Current immunizations and flu shot – cost can range from $10 to $350
  • Criminal background check – cost can range from $5 to $25
  • Three pairs of Scrubs – cost can range from $15 to $50 each
  • Books for class-can range from $50.00 to $200.00
  • Clean close toed shoes

If all of your requested Financial Aid documentation is not turned into Financial Aid by January 30th, you will not be eligible to receive the Workforce Higher Education grant.