Workforce, Technical and Computer Information Science

Welcome to the Workforce, Technical and Computer Information Science Division.

The Workforce, Technical and Computer Information Science Division offers a wide variety of courses and programs. The technology programs are designed to prepare you for in-demand careers in the region. Our advanced manufacturing program was created to support the expanding Hino Motors operations in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Whether you are already employed and seeking a promotion by obtaining an advanced degree or looking to obtain a new skill, we also offer a broad array of options from welding to computer information technology.

With that being said, WVU Parkersburg prides itself in offering you programs that align with the workplace. The selection of skills and knowledge we provide you are guided by industry-recognized assessments and certifications. When you leave one of our programs, you receive a college degree and additional certifications that are recognized nationwide by employers in your field of study, such as CISCO, NCCER, ADDA, NATE, MCP, A+ and OSHA cards. Additionally, our programs and assessments are designed to prepare you for other national certifications, such as NABCEP, BPI, CCNA and CCNP.

Not to mention, we offer Learn and Earn programs for students in the Chemical and Polymer Operator Technology, Computer Information Technology and Computer Science pathways to gain work experience while completing their degree through a state-funded grant. Sponsored by the West Virginia Community and Technical College System, and part of the Workforce Development Initiative Program, it is an opportunity to create partnerships between industry and community and technical colleges by allowing students to receive hands-on learning experience, and employers to train potential future employees. Learn more.

MICHELE WILSON

Dean

Michele Wilson joined WVU Parkersburg in March 2000.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing from WVU Parkersburg.  Michele is a board member of the Economic Round Table of the Ohio Valley, President of the Professional Women’s Association of the Mid-Ohio Valley and an active Mid-Ohio Valley Chamber member.  Michele is a WVU Parkersburg Alumni who is #WVUPProud.

Faculty and Staff Directory

Workforce, Technical and Computer Science Division Faculty

Charles Almond

Charles Almond

Professor

Abby Campbell

Abby Campbell

Program Coordinator

Lisa Carter

Lisa Carter

Director, School of Cosmetology and Esthetics

Bill Channell

Bill Channell

Assistant Professor

Samantha Copen

Samantha Copen

Program Coordinator CL

April Crone

April Crone

Program Coordinator CL

Norma DePriest

Norma DePriest

Assistant Professor

Jessica Freeman

Jessica Freeman

Instructional Specialist

Craig Giffin

Craig Giffin

Assistant Professor

Jon Graham

Jon Graham

Academic Lab Manager I

Jamie Hughes

Jamie Hughes

Instructor

Joe Hunt

Joe Hunt

Associate Professor, Welding

Elizabeth Knick

Elizabeth Knick

Academic Program Assistant

Kurt Knopp

Kurt Knopp

Account Sales Executive

Martha Leeson

Martha Leeson

Program Coordinator CL

Kyle Maston

Kyle Maston

Associate Professor, Welding

Callix Miller

Callix Miller

Associate Professor, Drafting

April Philbrook

April Philbrook

Program Coordinator

Dr. Moayad Al Rawi

Dr. Moayad Al Rawi

Assistant Professor

Doug Rhodes

Doug Rhodes

Associate Professor, Computer and Information Technology

Curtis Shriver

Curtis Shriver

Director

John Stanley

John Stanley

Instructional Specialist

Michele Wilson

Michele Wilson

Dean

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