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College features hands-on training

April 30, 2012

Pierpont Community & Technical College serves 13 counties in North Central West Virginia, including Barbour, Braxton, Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Randolph, Taylor and Upshur counties.

"Pierpont specializes in preparing students in two years or less for practical hands-on careers," said Pierpont President Doreen Larson. "Students can benefit from a wide variety of training at Pierpont. One size does not fit all, and not everybody needs the same amount of training to reach their individual goal."

Skill sets are groupings of classes that help students develop specific professional competencies, such as computer aided design or phlebotomy.

One-year certificate programs lead to professional certification in specific areas, such as American Sign Language communication or emergency medical services.

Associate degrees are two-year programs that generally prepare students for direct entry into the work force and in most cases can be a ladder into four-year programs or graduate studies.

Pierpont also offers non-credit training designed to meet specific work force needs, ranging from "Red Hat" miner training to federal acquisition management.

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Pierpont Community &?Technical College

1201 Locust Ave.

Fairmont, WV 26554


Toll Free: 1-800-641-5678

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