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Occupational Development Child Practitioner

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Occupational Development—Child Care Practitioner is designed to provide special career training for those individuals who have completed a Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) in Child Development through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship.

Primarily for those working in pre-elementary job positions, this program provides training in basic early childhood education as well as language arts, math, humanities, sciences and cognate fields. The program is open only to those persons currently working in the specified educational area. 

Permission of the Dean is required prior to registration in the program.


Component I consists of a minimum of 22 college credits taken in the area of General Studies. Based on ACT/SAT or COMPASS scores, developmental courses in English or math may be required.

Component II consists of Technical Core/Occupational Specialty courses delivered by the College, Apprenticeship Program, or designated training program in the occupational area. The College awards 29 hours for this component.

Component III* consists of on-the-job training in the occupational area. Clock hours are converted to credit hours for an award up to 13 credit hours.

*A portfolio posting fee for Component III is required.

Total Program Hours: 64

Required Courses (Evaluation Sheets)

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Medical Laboratory Technician AAS

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) is an intensive four-semester program designed to provide the student with the technical education required to sit for the MLT national board certification examination and to become a licensed MLT in the state of West Virginia.

As members of a health care team, Medical Laboratory Technician’s provide clinical information for disease prevention, medical diagnosis, and treatment of the patient by processing specimens, performing complex laboratory tests and reporting out the patient results to the patient’s physician or provider. They may work in all areas of the clinical laboratory to include hematology, coagulation, urinalysis, chemistry, blood bank, immunology, microbiology and molecular. Using sophisticated laboratory equipment and microscopes, MLTs test for microorganisms, analyze the chemical content of body fluids, crossmatch blood for transfusion, test for drug levels in blood and urine, and quantitate and identify blood cells. This analysis is imperative for proper diagnosis and treatment of patients. Students will also learn about instrument and test parameters, preventive maintenance and problem solving for instrument malfunction, quality control and calibration, and preparing and analyzing blood and other specimens for analysis. MLTs are self-reliant, dedicated to quality patient care, possess excellent critical thinking skills and are detail oriented. They possess a solid background in biology, anatomy and physiology, chemistry, math and computer skills. Students who become MLTs can work in hospital laboratories, physician office laboratories, commercial or reference laboratories, biotechnology, research laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, fertility clinics, technical service and sales, veterinary laboratories and blood banks such as the American Red Cross.

Total Program Hours: 71

Required Courses (Evaluation Sheets)

2017-2018

2016-2017

 

 

 

 

Paraprofessional Education AAS

The degree program in Paraprofessional Education—developed in cooperation with other community and technical colleges in West Virginia—is designed to meet the needs of public school aides who wish to upgrade skill levels or who wish to seek permanent paraprofessional certification (as defined in WV Code 126-136-25). Paraprofessionals serve in a support capacity including but not limited to facilitating the educational instruction and direct or indirect supervision of students under the direction of a classroom teacher. They provide instructional and clerical support for teachers in elementary, middle and high school settings. The degree program has two options: 1) Workforce Program, allowing the student to seek immediate employment upon degree completion, or 2) Transfer Program, allowing the student to transfer into a four-year teacher education program. For more information about this program, contact Shirley Davis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 304-929-5468.

Students enrolling in this program are subject to background and/or drug screening.

Total Program Hours: 60

Required Courses (Evaluation Sheets)

2017-2018

2016-2017

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Legal Assisting AAS

A legal assistant is a highly skilled paraprofessional with specialized training who works under the direct supervision of an attorney. Job responsibilities require knowledge of law and legal procedures in rendering direct assistance to lawyers and clients and include such tasks as client interviewing, case investigation, preparation of pleadings and conduct of legal research. The Legal Assisting program was planned in accordance with the American Bar Association and the American Association for Paralegal Education guidelines.

The complexity of legal concepts and procedures requires a demanding curriculum. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree. Legal assisting courses are usually offered in the evening so those employed may have the opportunity to enter this degree program.  For more information on this program, contact Gerald Hough at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or 304-883-2434.

*Students entering the program are expected to demonstrate aptitude in Keyboarding through eligibility for placement in ADOF 111 or ADOF 112.

Total Program Hours: 60

Required Courses (Evaluation Sheets)

2017-2018

2016-2017

2015-2016

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2013-2014

2012-2013

 

 

 

 

Paraprofessional Education CAS

The certificate program in Paraprofessional Education—developed in cooperation with other community and technical colleges in West Virginia—is designed to meet the needs of public school aides who wish to upgrade skill levels, but who do not wish to complete the associate degree program in Paraprofessional Education. In the classroom, education paraprofessionals facilitate educational instruction and provide direct or indirect supervision of students under the direction of a classroom teacher. They also provide instructional and clerical support for teachers in elementary, middle and high school settings.  For more information about this program, contact Shirley Davis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 304-929-5468.

Total Program Hours: 37

Required Courses (Evaluation Sheets)

2017-2018

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

 

 

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