Short-Term Programs

Welding

Short-Term Career Training Programs

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 Abby Campbell at 304-424-8258 or Abby.Campbell@wvup.edu.

Classes

Agribusiness Short-Term Program

Various Dates

Various Times and Locations

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Nail Technician

August 21, 2024 – November 20, 2024 | Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

5 – 8 p.m.

WVUP School of Cosmetology

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Phlebotomy – Jackson County Center

August 26, 2024 – January 15, 2025 | Mondays and Wednesdays

6 – 9:30 p.m.

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Intro to MIG and Stick Welding

August 28 – November 20, 2024 | Wednesdays

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

WVU Parkersburg Applied Technology Center

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HVAC Beginner’s Course

September 3 – December 19, 2024 | Tuesdays and Thursdays

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

D&R Heating and Cooling

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Phlebotomy

September 3 – January 21, 2025 | Tuesdays & Thursdays

6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

WVU Parkersburg Workforce and Economic Development Building

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Certified Medical Assistant

September 3, 2024 – March 4, 2025 | Tuesdays and Thursdays

6 – 9 p.m.

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Peer Recovery Support Specialist

September 6 – December 6, 2024 | Fridays 6 – 8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Dental Assistant

September 23, 2024 – January 27, 2025 | Mondays and Wednesdays

6 – 9 p.m.

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Aluminum Welding

New Dates Coming Soon!

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Automotive Technician

New Dates Coming Soon!

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Community Health Worker

New Dates Coming Soon!

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HVAC Beginner’s Course – Jackson County Center

New Dates Coming Soon!

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Medical Office Specialist

New Dates Coming Soon!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we have an online admissions application we send to students. Students who are doing the payment plan must sign a contract with the Business Office. Otherwise, students are registered the day after a class begins by the Registrar’s office. No refunds will be issued if a student withdraws from classes after the second day of attendance.

Yes, students must fill out the FAFSA and request the Workforce Higher Education grant. Students must have a GED, High School Diploma, or proof of being Home schooled certificate. Students also must have lived in WV for at least 12 months prior to requesting the funding.

Yes, we have the non-credit to credit conversion.

We arrange clinical, shadowing, internships for students. It is the student’s time to shine. We receive calls weekly from Employers looking for employees to hire.

Yes. Please check out the course offerings at: https://careertraining.ed2go.com/wvup/

Online Training with 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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Instructor Led Online Courses

Career Training Online Courses

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