The Washington County Career Center consists of junior and senior students enrolled from the six partner high schools in the county: Belpre City Schools, Fort Frye Local School District, Frontier Local School District, Marietta City Schools, Warren Local School District, and Wolf Creek Local School District. For the 2020-2021 school year, we have an enrollment of approximately 501 students.
Fifteen quality, in-demand career-technical programs are offered, which include Auto Collision/Custom Paint & Graphics, Auto Mechanics, Building Technology/Carpentry, Diesel Truck Mechanics, Digital Marketing, Electricity, Graphic Design & Video Production, Cosmetology, Heavy Equipment, Landscape Construction & Turf Management, Masonry, Medical College Prep, Patient Health Care, Sports Medicine & Exercise Science, and Welding. All career-technical programs offer industry credentials.
Core academic courses are offered to meet graduation requirements as well as College Credit Plus (CCP) courses in:
In addition, CCP courses are offered in four career-technical programs:
Graphic Design & Video Production
Medical College Prep
Sports Medicine & Exercise Science
Please visit our website at www.thecareercenter.net for more detailed information.
The Washington County Career Center promotes a strong work ethic, which is incorporated in the students’ lab grade. The Class of 2020 had an overall positive placement of 86%.
Students may earn early placement, internship, and pre-apprenticeship opportunities. We are pleased to be the first school in Ohio to offer a pre-apprenticeship program in welding. Pioneer Pipe and the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union worked with us to make this possible.
Students are encouraged to stay involved with partner schools activities. Career Center students participate, also, as members of the Interact Club, earn placement in National Technical Honor Society, serve as Student Ambassadors and may be elected to Student Council. Career Technical Student Organizations available include Business Professionals of America (BPA), Future Farmers of America (FFA) and SkillsUSA.
The Washington County Career Center provides one-to-one technology in the classroom. Program-specific and academic areas have access to state-of-the-art devices running the most recent version of Microsoft Windows 10. Students have access to Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Teams, Google Chrome, Mozilla-Firefox, Adobe products and state/national/international credentialing software. We have adopted Schoology as our learning management system, which enhances student learning by providing a common user interface across all classes, on-line access 24/7 to resources/materials and cross collaboration with program and academic instructors.
The Career Center successfully prepares students to take the next step in life. Whether students wish to enter directly into the workforce, enroll in a college or trade school and/or enter a branch of the United States military, we provide students every opportunity to excel.