WVU Parkersburg Technology Division
|WVU Parkersburg Technology Division programs are available to meet the needs of
students, businesses, and industries. Students may undertake associate
degrees, bachelor degrees, and certificate programs:
Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)degrees provide entry-level skills in various career/technical areas. An A.A.S. degree is not specifically designed for transfer to another institution. A.A.S. degrees require 15-hour general core education curriculum.
Computer & Information Technology (A.A.S.) focuses on issues dealing with repair, maintenance and management of personal computers and computer networks. Some of the courses are preparatory for certificates such as A+, Network+, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) and the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).
Engineering Technology (A.A.S.) provides a sound framework in basic engineering courses and experience needed for employment in a wide variety of fields. Fundamentals and applications are stressed with the expectation that graduates can offer basic entry skills to the majority of industrial and technical employers. Many courses incorporate project-type assignments and presentations, plant tours, and team-based training. The following options are available:
Environmental Technology (A.A.S.) utilizes the principles of science, engineering, communication, and economics to protect and enhance safety, health, and natural resources. Interested students are pursuing careers in environmental fields relating to mining, forestry, geology, radiology, and petroleum as well as pollution control, soil conservation, wastewater treatment and hazardous waste management.
Industrial Maintenance (A.A.S.) prepares students to serve as maintenance technicians. Courses include machine shop and technical maintenance activities.
Manufacturing Processes (A.A.S.) prepares students to serve as part of a technically prepared workforce for industry in three options:
Extensive laboratories support courses with process equipment and instrumentation.
|Occupational Development (A.A.S.) is
part of a statewide program involving various WV colleges and the U.S.
Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship Training. It is available to
those participating in an approved apprenticeship program in WV.
Welding Management Technician (A.A.S.) prepares students as skilled liaisons between engineers and welders, welding instructors or experimental welders.
Welding Skills Technology (A.A.S.) provides students with those skills necessary to serve as skilled certified welders.
Associate in Science (A.S.)degrees are designed for transfer to other colleges and universities. Students may transfer and continue their studies to complete a Bachelor of Science degree.
Computer Science (A.S.) focuses on programming personal computers, computer systems, and computer networks.
Engineering (A.S.) is for students planning to transfer to another college / university to seek a bachelor’s degree in an engineering field.
Bachelor of Applied Technology (B.A.T.)is designed to prepare technical and/or management oriented professionals for employment in business, industry, education, and government… primarily involved with the management, operation, and maintenance of complex technological systems where engineering and engineering technology are primarily involved with design and installation of these systems. After completing an associate-level degree, students undertake the B.A.T. for their last two years toward their baccalaureate degree.
Certificate Programsprovide basic skill training and are not designed for transfer to another institution. No general education courses are required.
Industrial Maintenance provides entry skills required for most industrial maintenance organizations.
Welding provides instruction in the universally acceptable welding processes. Upon mastery of these processes, students are given the West Virginia State Certification exam.