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Local amputee therapy dog sheds light on the future of 3D printing prosthetics at WVU Parkersburg

December 5, 2019
After being born without a leg in May 2014, Keating was rescued by Mark and Nancy Miller, owners of Miller...
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WVU Parkersburg employee receives first-ever Key to the Community award

December 2, 2019
Recently, The Arc of the Mid-Ohio Valley held its “The Key to the Community is You” fundraising dinner and silent...
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President Gilmer sends a special Thanksgiving message

November 25, 2019
West Virginia University at Parkersburg President Dr. Chris Gilmer wishes everyone a "joyful, safe, blessed holiday season." Happy Thanksgiving from...
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Phi Theta Kappa vice president joins WVU Parkersburg for honor society chapter ceremony

November 18, 2019
West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Sigma Omega chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society welcomed 15 new members...
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Featured Areas of Study

Cybersecurity Degree

If you have information technology, computer engineering, or other related background and want to gain skills in the security arena, consider a degree in cybersecurity. The cybersecurity program covers security in theory and in practice with a focus on the prevention of cyber attacks on computer systems and networks. The prevention of infiltration by third parties is at the forefront of the IT industry, and a career in this field can be in high demand with a variety of different company types.

Drafting and Design

Individuals with an eye for design and a talent for architectural modeling can turn their skills into a successful career through a specialized drafting and design program. Using the latest advancements in 3-D modeling and software programs, students studying drafting can take the next step toward the mastery of sketch rendering, graphic design, or architecture. Mastery of the drafting and design program includes learning digital modeling skills through some of the most used modern software.
• AutoCAD
• 3DSMax
• Inventor
• MicroStation

Welding Classes

The field of welding technology encompasses the practical skill-building for the welding needs in a variety of different industries. Students in this program can master the necessary skills to become certified in the field and able to work for employers who require experience in general welding, flame-cutting, or soldering. The knowledge of manipulating fabricate metal is useful in both the construction and manufacturing fields. Whether you obtain your certificate and begin your career or continue to an associate’s degree program, you will have the skills you need for future career success.

Commercial Electrician

The possibilities for an electrician with up-to-date training in a wide variety of electricity and instrumentation methods are nearly endless. Almost every industry needs individuals trained as a commercial electrician, with skills that cover a range of expertise.
• Electrical code
• Manipulation of conduit and piping
• Understanding electrical and mechanical-related drawings and documentation
• Mastery of instrumentation and process controls
• Hydraulics
• General troubleshooting skills

Nursing Program

Nurses of all types are always in demand. Obtaining a nursing degree or continuing your nursing education with an advanced nursing degree or a specialty nursing degree can be the best step toward elevated success in the nursing field. After the completion of an associate’s degree in nursing and passing the required exam and licensure processes, an individual can immediately begin to start a career path in nursing and make an impact in the field.

Get Started on Your Career Goals Today

If you have been considering making an educational move or a career change, now is the right time to get started. Contact WVU Parkersburg for further information about our programs and to see if they are the right fit for you.