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

ServSafe Food Protection Manager

This course will prepare supervisors of food preparation and services to take ServSafe Manager Certification. This nationally recognized credential confirms proficiency of the required management level knowledge and skills in food preparation safety and regulations.

Course Schedule:
January 10-12, 2024
Wednesday – Friday, 9am  – 3 pm
Advanced Technology Center

Tuition: $175 – Includes all materials, workbook, and certification exam fee and wallet card

Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B)

This course combines 150 hours of hands-on learning labs with online instruction (hybrid format). The students gain knowledge and skills necessary to initiate basic life-saving procedures and be prepared to take the EMT-B exam necessary for employment.

Course Schedule:
January 25, 2024  – May 9, 2024
Every Thursday, 5pm – 9pm
Fred Eberle Technical Center, Buckhannon

Tuition: $875

Coming in Spring 2024

Landscape Technician Bootcamp
Home Inspector Training
Mental Health First Aid

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

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

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.