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New Degree Pathway in Process Technology Announced by Washington County Career Center and Washington State College of Ohio

Marietta, Ohio – the Washington County Career Center – Adult Technical Training has teamed up with Washington State College of Ohio to introduce an exciting new degree pathway for Ohio high school seniors.  The program provides a streamlined route for upcoming high school seniors to achieve an associate degree in Process Technology, focusing on the growing manufacturing and industrial career field.

This innovative pathway is designed to prepare students for the demands of the modern workforce, providing them with hands-on experience and credentials needed to succeed as they progress through the program.  Throughout their senior year, the students will attend school at The Career Center – Adult Technical Training; they will receive extensive training and gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in today's workforce.

Key Program Benefits Include:

Comprehensive Training: Tailored instruction by industry professionals focusing on the essentials of industrial and manufacturing processes.

Industry Certifications:

Students will earn the following Smart Automation Certification Alliance (SACA) Certifications:

  • Mechanical Power Systems 1

  • Industry 4.0 Total Production Maintenance Management

  • Programmable Control Systems

  • Programmable Controller Troubleshooting

  • Motor Control Troubleshooting

  • Electrical Systems Installation

The program may be taken in conjunction with the WCCC High School CCP Academics.

Advanced Standing: Successful completion of this pathway provides students with a 17-hour credit towards the WSCO Process Technology Associate Degree.

Future Skills: The program equips students with the knowledge and abilities for immediate employment or further educational/training pursuits.

This collaboration underscores a shared commitment to fostering educational opportunities that bridge the gap between high school and postsecondary education, enabling students to seamlessly transition to higher education.

Anthony Huffman, superintendent of WCCC explained, "This strategic partnership between Washington County Career Center and Washington State College of Ohio will provide an innovative approach to workforce development for area high school seniors.  We’ve been interested in a “one plus one” approach where a student spends a year here and a year at Washington State, ending in an associate degree.  The idea is that about half of the program can be completed here with this articulation agreement and the CCP classes our Career Center instructors offer through Washington State.  It will bring “the best of both worlds” together regarding concepts relevant to our process technology facilities in the MOV.  Additionally, students will be exposed to and have hands-on training with both institutions’ advanced manufacturing and automation equipment.  The program will help to prepare the skilled workforce our area plants need – especially now as large percentages of their staff enter retirement age."

The application period for the program is now open.  Prospective students and parents are encouraged to visit or call 1.800.648.3695 for more information.

The Washington County Career Center, Adult Technical Training is located at 21740 State Route 676, Marietta, OH. 



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