Logan, WV - Several new and expanded programs are being offered this fall at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, including an associate degree in Mine Management and a certificate program in Central Sterile Supply/Sterile Processing.
According to Southern's Dean of Career and Technical Programs Pamela L. Alderman, seven new or expanded degree and certificate programs are being made available to students looking for additional career options.
Associate degree programs being offered at the Boone/Lincoln Campus include Accounting and Survey Technology. Due to numerous requests, the accounting classes will be offered in the evenings, Alderman said. For information about the evening Accounting program at the Boone Campus contact Dr. Gail Hall, Department Chair of Business at 304.236.7619 or email her firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, an Associate in Applied Science program in Survey Technology is available due to industry demand on the Boone Campus. This program has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Professional Surveyors. Students may enroll in the Certificate or the Associate in Applied Science degree program. For information contact Carol Howerton, Department Chair for Technology at 304.896.7337or by email at email@example.com.
A new Mine Management Associate in Applied Science degree will be offered this fall at the Logan Campus and on-line classes. This associate degree program is designed to educate individuals who will be employed as mid-level managers in the mining industry, both surface and underground. This program is being offered in formats to meet the needs of the working adult. Both weekend and web courses are available. The Mine Management program was developed in conjunction with the mining industry to meet a growing demand. For further information regarding Mine Management, contact Coordinator Bill Alderman at 304.896.7381 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cosmetology/Salon Management program has relocated to the Logan Campus for Fall 2009.
"We are extremely excited about this move. Not only have the classes been relocated but the salon clinic has also been moved. We will begin accepting appointments in January," Alderman said. Individuals interested in this growing career field should contact Joan Thompson, Cosmetology/Salon Management Coordinator at 304.896.7372 or email her at email@example.com.
The Office Administration program is being expanded to the Logan Campus this fall. Students can take classes in a traditional classroom setting or enroll in on-line courses. The Office Administration program prepares students to work in various office settings. The Executive Secretary is a high demand career and Southern offers an excellent program to prepare students for employment. This program offers both a Certificate and Associate in Applied Science degree. For further information contact Dr. Gail Hall at 304.236.7619 email her firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new certificate program, Central Sterile Supply/Sterile Processing Technical program will be offered on the Logan Campus this fall. This two semester program is designed for individuals who want a career that is in demand in the health care industry. Students will learn how to properly sterilize and package instruments used during surgery and other patient care areas. For more information on this growing career field, contact Judy Curry, Surgical Technology Coordinator at 304.896.7312 or by email email@example.com.
For those interested in pursuing an entry level career in allied health, a certificate program in Electrocardiology (EKG) is being offered at the Boone, Logan, Williamson and Wyoming Campuses this fall. This is a two semester program and gives individuals the opportunity to become employed the health field in a short amount of time. For information about the EKG program contact Alyce Patterson-Diaz, Department Chair for Allied Health at 304.896.7355 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a complete list of class offerings visit the web site at www.southernwv.edu. For more information about any of these programs, contact Dean Alderman at 304-896-7302 or email her at email@example.com.
The final week to register for Fall 2009 classes is Monday, August 10th through Friday, August 14th. Saturday classes will start on August 15th and regular classes will begin on Monday, August 17th.
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College offers many degree and certificate programs in its Career and Technical Division, including Allied Health, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Mine Management, and Survey Technology. The University Transfer Division offers degrees that prepare students to transfer into upper division programs at four year colleges and universities. Southern operates four campuses and two sites located in Boone, Logan, Lincoln, Mingo, Raleigh and Wyoming counties. Kentucky students residing in Pike, Martin, Boyd and Lawrence counties are eligible for in-state tuition rates.
The college's web site is www.southernwv.edu and the toll free number is 1-866-798-2821.
Southern is offering a new technical certificate program, Central Sterile Supply/Sterile Processing, this fall at the Logan Campus. This is a two semester program designed to train students in sterilizing and packaging instruments used during surgery and well as other patient care areas. Wanda Cook, a CSS worker at Williamson Appalachian Regional Healthcare, is shown packaging instruments used during surgery. A central sterile supply technician can work in areas where instruments, supplies, and medical equipment are processed, sterilized or disinfected. Central service is an emerging occupation and will expand as health-care becomes more specialized and the volume of surgeries increase.