Mercer County Technical Education Center

Mercer County Technical Education Center is a career technical education center that specializes in career training for the following industries: Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Welder, Cosmetology, Dental Assisting, Electrical Technician, HVAC Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Practical Nursing. For more information about any of these programs, please reference the information below.


Certified Nursing Assistant

Are you looking for a job that rewards you for caring about others? Jumpstart your healthcare career today with the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program. 

CNAs collaborate with teams in hospitals, assisted living centers, and individual patients' homes to work on the front lines of the healthcare field by tending to patients' most important needs. Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to sit for the CNA licensing exam.  Enroll in ACE to jumpstart your healthcare career today!


Certified Welder

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!


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!

Dental Assisting

Do you want a career where a smile could brighten someone’s day?  Jumpstart your future in the fast-growing dental health industry! As an ACE Dental Assisting student, you will gain the technical and clinical skills needed for a rewarding career in the dentistry field. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to take the Dental Assisting National Board Examination. Enroll today to fast-track your career as a dental assistant! 

Electrical Technician

Are you ready to electrify your future? Does the idea of a career as an electrician spark your interest?

The ACE Electrical Technician program will train you to install, connect, test and maintain electrical systems that bring electricity from power-generating plants to our homes, offices, schools and places of business. As an ACE Electrical Technician student, you will qualify to sit for the journeyman’s license exam as well as have the opportunity to earn national certifications in the architecture or construction industry. Start your journey by enrolling in ACE today!

HVAC Technician

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!

Phlebotomy Technician

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!

Practical Nursing

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!

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1397 Stafford Drive
Princeton, WV 24740

PHONE: (304) 425-9551

*Supplementary adult learning opportunities can be found at Mercer County Technical Education Center -

**State and national certifications/licensures available where applicable.