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).

Current Workforce Training Programs

FAA Test Prep -Airframe

For Prequalified Applicants Only:

The ten-week FAA Test Prep-Airframe course combines hands-on training and classroom instruction in FAA General Aviation and Airframe theory and maintenance to prepare for the written, oral and practical certifications exams.


Participants must have an 8610-2 Sign Off or Graduation/Certificate of completion from a Part 147 school.

Course Schedule

  • January 17 – March 30, 2023 (10 weeks includes 1-week midway break)
  • Tuesday & Thursday evenings weekly;
    • Tuesdays 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (2 Hours),
    • Thursdays 5:00 – 8:00 PM(3 Hours)

50 Hours of Lecture and Lab activity

Aviation Structures Technician Training

The Aircraft Structures Technician Training (ASTT) course prepares individuals in aircraft basics and structures technology, based on FAA industry standards. The ASTT program will equip you for entry level positions in the Aviation Industry.

Course Schedule
January 9- February 17
Monday – Thursday
6 – 10 p.m.
Enroll Now to qualify for tuition assistance!

EMT – Basic

The Emergency Medical Technician (Basic) training program combines 150 hours of hands-on learning labs with online instruction (hybrid format), providing students the knowledge & skills needed to take the NREMT and WV EMT Certification exams.


Course Schedule (Hybrid)
January 25- May 3
Wednesdays 5-9 p.m.
at Fred Eberle Technical Center, Buckhannon

*Special funding available for Upshur, Lewis, and Barbour County residents.

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.

Learn more below:


Community Education

Fun and affordable, these single courses and seminars focus on personal enrichment, cultural interests, and lifelong skills. Community education is offered throughout the year and open to all interested people. Examples include:

  • Coupon $ense
  • Decorative Cookies
  • Discovering Your Roots
  • Pasta making
  • Stained Glass
  • Microsoft Excel- Beginners

Check back on the Community Education page for the current scheduled classes!

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


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