Employee Skills and Development


These courses are designed to give participants skills and knowledge which apply to an occupation
that is in demand within the region.
Current & Future Courses

Aircraft Structures Technician Training - The Aircraft Structures Technician Training (ASTT) prepares individuals in aircraft basics and structure technology. This course includes hands-on exercises and shop skills development in assembly tools, drilling, reaming, countersinking; aircraft assembly; aircraft production fundamentals; shop math and blueprint reading; etc.  This course contains 150 hours of training. The next session is being planned for this fall.  Apply now to be placed on the class wait-list.  Email travis.miller@pierpont.edu for more information.

Certified Home Inspector - Own Your Own Business! Supplement Your Income! Set Your Own Hours! Be Your Own Boss!  This 80-hour course in partnership with Home InspectorTraining Institute provides the knowledge and skills necessary for the certification of Home Inspectors for the state of West Virginia. Now enrolling for the September 14 - 25, 2020 course.  The course runs Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm with a lunch break.  The cost is $1995 which includes all materials.  Financial aid is available to those that qualify.  Apply now

Online short term training classes - Pierpont Community & Technical College has partnered with World Education to provide short term online training and personal enrichment courses. A full complement of high-quality online courses is offered in multiple career categories, including: Medical Billing and Coding, Cisco CCNA, and other related IT certifications.    Please click the link to access dozens of online options: CLICK HERE. Contact Kimberly.Cale@pierpont.edu for more information.

       Apprentice Underground Miner Program (Red Hat)
       When: New classes begin every other month
       Where:  ATC 500 Galliher Dr, Fairmont
       Time:  5:00 pm – 10: 20 pm  Students cannot be late or miss a class
       Instructor: Richard Moats
       Financial Aid:  Workforce HEAPS  must have HS Dip or GED for assistance  Call 304-534-7887 for details
       Restrictions:  Must be 18 years of age by end of class
       Duration:  3 weeks Monday -Friday
Pierpont's  80-hour "new miner" course is designed to prepare students for the WV Office of Miner's Health and Safety's certification exam.  A 5023 form will be issued to each student who successfully passes the course.  The 5023 form is necessary to sit for the exam. The exam is given in Morgantown on the Monday morning following the class.  Cost of the exam is $10.00 payable to the WV Office of Miner’s Health and Safety in person prior to the exam.  This is required for a job as an entry-level underground coal miner. Trainees will be exposed to a general orientation in mining, mining health and safety, mine gases and ventilation, roof and ribs, haulage, emergency response, accident prevention and hazard recognition, and miner and operator rights and responsibilities.
Classes meet Monday-Friday from 5:00pm - 10:20pm at the Advanced Technology Center in Fairmont, WV. Class is 3 weeks in duration and typically offered every other month.  Students can not miss a class or be late. Cost for the course is $400.00 and financial aid (HEAPS) is available to those who qualify.
Mining exam is given every Monday at Mine Health and Safety in Morgantown cost of the exam is $10.00.  Must be paid by the student at the time of exam.
Apply now and we will contact you regarding the next available date.


Do you have a desire to teach? Do you have a skill or knowledge that is desired by an employer? If you answered yes, please contact the Center for Workforce Education at ceinfo@pierpont.edu
       Autism Mentor Training Program - The Autism Mentor online training is designed to provide aides working in West Virginia public schools with information needed to help satisfy the state requirements of Autism Mentors according to Policy 5314.01 in the state code. The course will provide 30 hours of instruction in ASD characteristics, behavior techniques, classroom strategies, social supports, and other topics relevant to helping students with ASD. It is up to the student/trainee to verify other requirements for Autism Mentorship as set by the WV Department of Education and their Local Education Authority. 
The Autism Mentor training is also open to teachers, professionals, parents, or other stakeholders to meet the training needs of the broader community. 
An online training format is utilized with active support from an instructor from the WV Autism Training Center. Technical assistance is provided by professionals from the Pierpont Community and Technical College.
 If you have questions about this course please contact Kimberly Cale, Director of Operations for Continuing Education at Pierpont Community & Technical College. 304.534.7887
The course consists of 10 modules that are delivered through the Blackboard format. 
This course satisfies Module 1 and Module 2 of Autism Training. 

Center for Workforce Education
(Main Line) (304) 367-4920

Kim Cale (Director of Continuing Education)
(304) 534-7887



Section - CWE