Pierpont Community & Technical College’s Center for Workforce Education provides a variety of non-credit courses and programs designed to provide a student with skill upgrades, certifications, and training for many purposes, including gainful employment, salary increases and/or advancement within a company or industry.

Courses and programs are offered based on workforce needs and can be delivered in a variety of ways including online, instructor-led and hybrid (a combination of face-to-face and online).

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Current Workforce Training Programs

Home Inspector Training Course

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.

Pierpont’s Advanced Technology Center (500 Galliher Dr. Fairmont, WV)
September 9-19, 2024
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

EMT-Basic Training Course

This 150 hour hybrid training course combines hands-on learning labs with online instruction to
prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform basic life support and emergency medical care.

Pierpont’s Gaston Caperton Center (501 W Main St. Clarksburg, WV) 
September 4-December 18, 2024
5 PM – 9 PM

Watch for these upcoming classes in 2024:

  • Landscape Technician Bootcamp
  • Underground Miner Red Hat Safety Course
  • ServSafe Food Protection Certification
  • Phlebotomy
  • CPR

World Education

Pierpont Community & Technical College, in partnership with World Education, is proud to offer online certificate programs that students may complete at their own pace.

Check out some high-demand occupational trainings offered in partnership with WORLD Education, LLC. These programs are approved for Federal Aid Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, (WIOA). CLICK HERE.

Community Education

Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs- Youth Summer Maker Camp

Open to Youth age 12-16

Learn the basics of small electronics, computer programming, design, and entrepreneurship.
No experience necessary!

Camp Schedule
July 15-19, 2024
Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Cost: $60 – Includes T-shirt, lunch daily, and all camp materials

Future Nurse Academy

Are you a junior or senior high school student Interested in the field of nursing?

Come join us for an interactive, hands-on learning experience at Future Nurses Camp!

Learn medical terminology, earn credentials in CPR and Stop the Bleed/First Aid and more!

Camp Schedule
Pierpont’s Advanced Technology Center (500 Galliher Dr. Fairmont, WV)
July 15-17, 2024
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Lunch Provided

PRIDE Summer Camp Opportunities

Limited Enrollment – Apply Now!
COST: $180 per student/per camp

Camp Schedule

Date: July 15-16: Summer Camp: Cooking
Location: Middletown Commons Culinary Lab 119

Date: July 29-30: Theater/Music
Location: Caperton Center Room 148 (501 W. Main St. Clarksburg)

Continuing Education

Continuing Education is lifelong learning beyond a degree or certificate program that ensures professionals have the latest knowledge in their fields.

Continuing Education programs are occupation based and offer credentialed skills that today’s workforce need to be effective and marketable. High demand occupations in healthcare, energy, and information technology as well as entrepreneurs are currently experiencing growth and need qualified workers. These programs are open to anyone wishing to achieve a recognized credential to start a career or advance in their current profession.

Transcript Requests

For Transcript Requests for Continuing Education courses, please use the form below. Allow 5-7 business days for processing.

Corporate Training

Customized Corporate training is a proven solution to address today’s challenges business and industry face attracting, retaining, and strengthening their workforce.

Pierpont’s Center for Workforce Education works with companies and organizations to develop programs focused on their specific training needs that ensure employees receive the knowledge and skills necessary to increase performance or to meet industry standards of excellence. Training may be conducted at a Pierpont campus, the company’s site or wherever is most effective. Many training programs result in valuable, portable credentials resulting in a modern and highly skilled workforce.

Benefits/services offered to businesses:

  • Customized workforce training that meets the needs of an individual company or industry
  • Resources through the WV Community and Technical College (WVCTC) (link is external) System and partnerships with other state and federal funding opportunities
  • Training for pre-employment, skill upgrades, certifications, and other job-related training including Apprenticeship
  • Flexible scheduling

PRIDE Academy

The Pierpont PRIDE Academy is a 1+1 workforce program that provides life and vocational skills to first and second-year students respectively.

The program is geared toward students who have an Intellectually Disabled/Developmentally Delayed (ID/DD) diagnosis.

NOTE: Potential students should be able to care for their physical and emotional needs independently during school hours.


Center for Workforce Education
Phone: (304) 367-4920
Email: CWE@Pierpont.edu

If you have or had an IEP or 504 Plan in high school or if you think you have a disability that might interfere with your completion of Pierpont’s Community, Continuing or Workforce Education, please contact Pierpont’s Support Services for Information about possible accommodations.