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

Starting Your Own Business: The Entrepreneur’s Essentials
This course is designed to start, run, and grow a business you can be proud of, and includes the Entrepreneurs’ Essential Guide.

Course Schedule
October 3, 2022
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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 numerous positions in the Aviation Industry.

Course Schedule
October 10 – November 17 
Monday  – Thursday
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Lean 101 Training

Register today and save your spot for this fun, hands-on Lean 101 training!

The West Virginia University Industrial Extension office is thrilled to partner with Pierpont Community & Technical College to provide hands-on training opportunities in North Central West Virginia!

West Virginia University Industrial Extension’s Lean 101 teaches participants the foundational tools of continuous improvement and provides a hands-on opportunity to understand their impact in our simulated factory.

Successful completion of this workshop will provide your team with the knowledge necessary to drive continuous improvement in your organization. Lunch will be provided. Attendees must register in advance.

For additional information, contact tracy.straub@mail.wvu.edu.

October 11, 2022
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Pierpont Community & Technical College
Advanced Technology Center
500 Galliher Drive

Fairmont, WV

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