1st Year Medical Assisting Learning Blood Pressure Checks

Debbie Adkins's Medical Assisting first year students were in the lab for their first exercise. The students practiced in pairs on how to take blood pressure. They had to learn the difference between the systolic and the diastolic, know all the parts of the blood pressure kit in order to use it properly, and recognize symptoms that could cause blood pressure to go up or down. These students are the future medical staff learning how to take care of us!


Building Management Builds Ramps

Noah Shrewsbury's Building Management class today learned how to construct and build ramps today. This project taught the students how to measure, saw using chalk lines, and utilize various other tools needed for this project. It is so neat watching learning in action each day at our school!



Masonry Student Perfects the Pizza Oven 


Mr. Radford's Masonry class built this pizza oven last school year. This year they are further perfecting the pizza oven by turning a multi-centered arch made out of brick. Next they are going to wrap it with stone veneer. This is learning in action!



Cosmetology Graduates Conquer Boards

A big congratulations to our Cosmetology department! These ladies from left to right are Marissa Walker, Makayla Ferrell, Kelly Ward, Brittany Williams, Shyanne Booth, Audrey Higgins, Taylor French, and Hannah Goins (not pictured Annetta Davis and Savannah Workman) passed ALL three parts of their WV Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists exam with fantastic scores first try. Great job ladies and hats off to their wonderful instructors: Anne Thomas, Christy, Moulder, and Celeste Robinson.



LPN Graduation

Congratulations to our LPN students who graduated on Friday, July 20, 2018. We are very proud of all your hard work and know you will make ACT proud as you enter the workforce. Best of luck!



Exciting New Programs

We are excited to announce three new programs to our lineup this fall! The first program is open to high school students only and is called Building Management. In this program students will learn how to do perform cleaning operations, and minor general maintenance including electrical, plumbing, flooring, and upkeep of grounds.

Our next two new programs are for adults only. Truck Driving is beginning September 4, 2018 and will last five to six weeks in length. A new class will start every 3 to 4 weeks there after. This program will cover general knowledge learners permit, tanker, doubles/triples, hazmat, passenger and school bus endorsements, road and skills test, hazmat background check, and the state final exam. Students will need to call 304-256-4615 ext. 347 to schedule their free TABE exam prior to enrolling in this program. They will also need a D.O.T. physical.

The second new adult only program is Power Equipment Systems. Class 1 will be offered Monday-Friday from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm for two years. Class 2 will be offered Monday-Friday from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm for two years. Students can take both and complete the program in one year. This class will begin also on September 4, 2018 and every semester there after. This program will cover two stroke, four stroke, electrical, mechanical systems, compact diesel, generator, and marine. Students will need to call 304-256-4615 ext. 347 to schedule their free TABE exam prior to enrolling in this program.


Automotive Shop Learning Fun

On Friday, August 24, 2018 our first year Automotive Technology students competed in their shop. They competed in a timed drill exercise taking the throttle body off an automotive engine and putting it back on. They competed to see which team of two could perform the drill the fastest while doing it correctly. These types of hands on activities teach the students about tool sizes and parts while having fun!





11-6-18 Election Day
11-12-18 Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving Break
12-18-18 Festival of Trees

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390 Stanaford RoadBeckley, WV 25801
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