Deadline Extended for Upcoming Cosmetology Class

The deadline to take the TABE test for the upcoming Cosmetology class has been extended to Friday, July 20, 2018. Interviews will take place in July and the upcoming class will start Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

Accepting a New Class of Surgical Technology Students in August

We are beginning a new class in Surgical Technology starting this August 2018. The class will start in August 2018 and will end in June 2019. The class times will be as follows: Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a half hour lunch from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. When clinical rotations begin somewhere near the end of January 2019 the general schedule will be from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The date for students to take the TABE test has been extended to Friday, June 29, 2018. If you want to take the TABE test from June 1st through June 29th you will need to take it at the ABE Building at 306 S. Kanawha St. Beckley, WV. The phone number to call and schedule your test at this location is 304-256-3964. The TABE test will still be given at the Academy of Careers and Technology during May. Please contact Denise Ballard at 304-256-4615 to schedule your TABE test if you desire to take it in May. There is no cost to take this test.

Defensive Tactics With The United States Marine Corps

Our Law and Public Safety morning and afternoon students participated on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 in a class instructed by the Marines. The Marines demonstrated and instructed our students on how to perform many different defensive tactics. The Law and Public Safety instructor David Richmond offers many hands-on learning opportunities for our students to participate in during their two years in this program. This is just one example of the fun these students have while learning valuable skills for their future career.

Adult Registration Begins July 2
Adult registration for fall classes at the Academy of Careers and Technology opens Monday, July 2, 2018. Register daily from 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM Monday - Friday. View a complete list of programs at Admissions requirements and financial aid information is available at Classes start August 2018. Don't wait till the last minute...classes fill up fast! For more information, call the school at 304-256-4615.

Practical Nursing Program Application Window Opens
The Practical Nursing program is accepting applications for the 2018-19 cadre. Classes begin in August, 2018. Candidates for the program will be chosen from the list of applicants with successful passage of the TABE test, PSB Entrance Exam, computer classes and test, and math classes and test.

Candidates may schedule the TABE test (Test of Adult Basic Education) through Thursday, April 12, 2018 (this date may or may not be extended.) The TABE test is given at no charge. All applicants must complete the TABE test and meet the required Grade Equivalent of 10.0 on the Reading portion of the test and a 10.0 on the Total Battery of the test. If not, tutoring is available.
Contact Denise Ballard at 304-256-4615 for scheduling.

TABE scores will determine which students sit for the PSB entrance exam.

Registration for the PSB entrance exam will begin February 12, 2018. A non-refundable $75.00 test fee is due at the time of registration. (You may pay with check or cash. If you pay with cash, please bring the correct change as the office does not keep change.) PSB tests are via computer at ACT. Test dates are March 5, 12, 19, 26 April 9 and 16, 2018. Picture ID is required. Calculators will not be allowed during testing. Applicants must be at the test site no later than 4:45 pm. Testing will begin promptly at 5:00 pm. Information and sample questions are available at

Interview will be scheduled after successful passage of PSB entrance exam.

Computer test will be given on April 30, 2018 at 4:00 pm and this is mandatory.  Students who do not pass the test will return May 1 and 2 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Retest will be given on May 2.  A non-refundable $50.00 fee is required and students must present their receipts to the instructor for admittance to the class.

Math classes are scheduled for May 7, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, and 22, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Attendance is mandatory on the first evening of class, May 7. Math test is May 23, 2018. A non-refundable $50.00 fee is required and students must present their receipts to the instructor for admittance to the class. Students are required to attend at least 70% of the math classes. Re-test will be available only to those who observe the aforesaid requirements.

After students are accepted into the Practical Nursing Program, they will attend Orientation. A written interview and additional costs and requirements will be provided at that time.

July 2, 2018


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Academy of Careers and Technology
390 Stanaford RoadBeckley, WV 25801
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