Academy of Careers and Technology
Academy of Careers and Technology is a career technical education center that specializes in career training for the following industries: Certified Welder, Commercial Driving, Cosmetology, HVAC Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Plumber in Training, and Practical Nursing. For more information about any of these programs, please reference the information below
OFFERING THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS
Get the welding skills that employers demand! The ACE Certified Welder program gives you the hands-on training needed to prepare you for a flexible, rewarding welding career in industries from automotive fabrication, manufacturing, oil and gas, aerospace, and beyond!
During the ACE Certified Welding program, you will learn the standard techniques for cutting, welding and metal fabrication processes. As an ACE Welding student, you will also gain an understanding of welding inspection requirements, learn to interpret prints and layouts, and study the science behind metal production and purification, known as metallurgy. Get the technical training and certifications you need to become the skilled welder that employers in a wide variety of industries are searching for! Enroll in ACE today!
Why sit behind a desk when you can sit behind the wheel?
The ACE Commercial Driving program will prepare you for an exciting career on the road! Enroll today to receive hands-on training and learn to safely and proficiently operate tractor trailers to meet state and federal requirements. After successful completion of the program, you will have the opportunity to obtain a Class A or Class B CDL (Commercial Driver’s License). Drive your career goals and secure a rewarding career in the trucking industry today!
Do you enjoy helping others enhance their appearance to look their best? Are you friendly, outgoing, and creative? The ACE Cosmetology program could be a perfect fit to prepare you for a career in the high-demand cosmetology field.
As an ACE Cosmetology student, you will learn hair cutting, color, texture services, nail care, makeup application, business development, retail knowledge and clientele management practices. The Cosmetology program offers you the opportunity to specialize in the areas of: Hair Styling, Nail Technology, Barbering or Aesthetics. Upon graduation, you will qualify to take the West Virginia state licensing exam to obtain a state cosmetology license. Enroll today to turn your passion for style into a rewarding career!
Not comfortable with the current climate of your career? Turn up the heat to secure your future in the fast-growing heating and cooling industry.
The ACE HVAC Technician program will prepare you to install, maintain and repair heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment. As an ACE HVAC Technician student, you will have the opportunity to apply the practical knowledge and technical skills you master to earn national certifications in the construction industry. Fast-track your career as an HVAC Technician by enrolling in ACE today!
Looking for a quick and affordable way to start a rewarding career in the healthcare industry?
The ACE Phlebotomy Technician program prepares you to work in a variety of healthcare facilities as an important member of a clinical laboratory team. The Phlebotomy Technician program will train you to perform venipunctures, or collect blood from patients, for testing, transfusions, research, and blood donation purposes. Fast-track your career as a certified phlebotomist by enrolling in ACE today!
Plumber in Training
Put the pieces together for a career that best fits you! The ACE Plumber in Training program will prepare you for employment or advanced training in a variety of pipe occupations, teaching you how to diagnose and repair problems associated with plumbing. Enroll today to start your journey to a well-paid career with opportunities for advancement or owning your own business.
Turn your passion of helping others into a successful career as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The ACE Practical Nursing program is designed to help you enter the medical field with the hands-on learning and clinical experience you need to stand out in the job market.
You will gain relevant skills for the health care field, including measuring vital signs, performing wound care, pharmacology, medication administration and intravenous therapy. Upon completion of the program, you are eligible to take the national exam to obtain licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Enroll in the ACE Practical Nursing program today to gain the skills you need to make a difference in patients' lives!
*Supplementary adult learning opportunities can be found at Academy of Careers and Technology - https://www.wvact.net/adult-only-programs
**State and national certifications/licensures available where applicable.