Career Goals

Eastern's academic offerings serve the career-related learning needs of students for valuable skills, practical education, job-focused training and personal growth.


Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College offers rigorous and relevant programs and grants degrees (at the associate level) and/or certificates in numerous program areas. Some programs are career-oriented preparing graduates for entry into job opportunities requiring a certificate or associate degree. To those who meet degree requirements in Accounting, Administrative Support Technology, Business Management, Early Childhood Development, Electromechanical Technology, Information Technology,  Nursing, and Wind Energy Turbine Technology, college awards the Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.).


Other programs are designed for students expecting to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year institution, who may choose to complete the Baccalaureate Transfer Programs and earn the Associate in Arts (A.A.) or Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees.

Eastern also offers Customized Degree Programs, including the West Virginia Board of Governors Adult Degree Completion A.A.S. degree, which allows learners to convert life-long learning experiences--both in and outside of the classroom--to equivalent, transcripted college credit.

Each degree program includes a general education core satisfied by completion of courses in multiple disciplines; a concentration specific to the major; and elective courses permitting the student to select coursework relevant to his or her career or educational goals.
The college’s current catalog provides a suggested sequence of courses for each program to help guide the student in meeting graduation requirements.  At the same time, Student Support Services encourages students to work closely with an academic advisor in selecting courses that meet the degree or certificate program requirements.

Both the college transfer and the career programs offer courses on a two-semester basis (fall and spring), usually 16 weeks in length each, and a summer term. In addition to traditional college courses and classroom learning experiences, Eastern offers many distance learning opportunities, including interactive video and courses brokered in by agreement with regionally accredited institutions. These additional offerings expand the learning opportunities for our students.


Eastern is committed to providing a full range of advising, counseling, tutoring, and other services to support the academic, career, and personal progress of students. Career services are available to assist students with making career decisions, exploring career options, and conducting effective job searches.

Learn about Eastern's career services and the college's career coach, Dixie Heavener, by visiting the Career Services page.