Short-Term Programs

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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 Martha Leeson at 304-424-8275 or martha.leeson@wvup.edu.

Classes

HVAC Beginner’s Course

January 16, 2024 – May 2, 2024 | Tuesdays & Thursdays

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

WVU Parkersburg

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Nail Technician

January 29, 2024 – May 9, 2024 | Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays

5:00 – 8:30 p.m.

WVUP School of Cosmetology

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Phlebotomy

February 12, 2024 – July 8, 2024 | Mondays & Wednesdays

6:00 – 9:30 p.m.

 Jackson County Center Class

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Phlebotomy

February 13, 2024 – July 9, 2024 | Tuesdays & Thursdays

6:00 – 9:30 p.m.

WVU Parkersburg Class

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Medical Assisting

February 13, 2024 – August 8, 2024 | Tuesdays & Thursdays

6:00 – 9:30 p.m.

WVU Parkersburg Class

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HVAC Beginner’s Course

February 20, 2024 – May 30, 2024 | Tuesdays & Thursdays

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Jackson County Center Class

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Peer Recovery Support Specialist

March 1, 2024 – May 24, 2024

Fridays 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

WVU Parkersburg Workforce and Economic Development Building

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Aluminum Welding

March 1 – May 10, 2024

Fridays 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

WVU Parkersburg Applied Technology Center

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Corporate College

March 11, 2024 – June 27, 2024 | Mondays & Thursdays

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

WVU Parkersburg

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Automotive Technician

February 8 – May 7, 2024

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

WVU Parkersburg Applied Technology Center

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Medical Office Specialist

March 25, 2024 – September 18, 2024

Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.

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Agribusiness Short-Term Program

Various Dates

Various Times and Locations

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Community Health Worker

October 10, 2023 – April 23, 2024 | Tuesday & Thursdays

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

WVU Parkersburg Class

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Dental Assistant

February 6, 2024 – May 16, 2024 | Mondays & Wednesdays

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

WVU Parkersburg Class (Workforce & Economic building)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we have a hard copy 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.

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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