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
Home Inspector Course
The Home Inspector course will provide you the knowledge and skills necessary for the Certification of Home Inspectors for the State of West Virginia.
April 10 – 20, 2023
Monday – Thursday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Enroll Now to qualify for tuition assistance.
Cost: $1995 – Includes all books and materials
Tuition Assistance Available
Landscape Technician Bootcamp
This is a National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) vetted course, which consists of 40 hours of both classroom instruction with hands-on exercises.
The class covers landscaping fundamentals/techniques, tool identification, turf fertilization, tool identification/function, OSHA 10 training and much more.
April 17-21, 2023
Monday – Friday (daily)
Cost: $598 – Includes all student safety equipment
Tuition Assistance Available
Mental Health First Aid Training
Learn how to support your co-workers, friends and family experiencing mental health challenges, and how to identify and respond to the common signs and symptoms.
Saturday, April 29
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
At the Pierpont Advanced Technology Center (500 Galliher Dr. Fairmont)
Cost- $99 per person including Certification exam (online)
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:
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 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.
For Transcript Requests for Continuing Education courses, please use the form below. Allow 5-7 business days for processing.
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