Practical Nursing August 2019 Program Application Process Is Underway

Candidates for the 2019-2020 Practical Nursing Program will be chosen from the list of applicants who successfully complete (1) TABE test (2) TEAS Entrance Exam (3) Interview and (4) Math classes and test.

Candidates may schedule the TABE test (Test of Adult Basic Education) with Denise Ballard at 304-256-4615 ext. 347. The TABE test is no charge. All applicants must complete the TABE test and meet the required Grade Equivalent of 9.0 on the Reading portion of the test and a 9.0 on the Total Battery of the test. If not, tutoring is available.

TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Testing at ACT will begin January 7, 2019 for the 2019-2020 Practical Nursing Program. Applicants must register at ACT's office before testing. A non-refundable $75.00 test fee is due at the time of registration. (You may pay with check or cash. Please bring the correct change as the office does not keep change.) TEAS tests are via computer at ACT. The next test date at ACT is March 18, 2019. Applicants must be at the test site no later than 4:45 pm and bring a photo ID. Testing will begin promptly at 5:00 p.m. Please visit for more information regarding the TEAS exam.

Interviews will be scheduled after successful passage of the TABE and TEAS exams.

Math classes are scheduled for May 28, 29, 30, June 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, and 11, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Attendance is mandatory on the first evening of class, May 28th and the Math test on June 12th. A non-refundable $50.00 fee is required and students must present their receipts to the instructor for admittance to the class. Calculators are not permitted. 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 and Math Seminar. A written interview and additional costs and requirements will be provided at that time.


Still Accepting Students in Truck Driving

We are excited to announce that registration is underway for our Truck Driving program!

Truck Driving accepts new students every 3 to 4 weeks. This course will last five to six weeks in length. . 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. A D.O.T. physical is required to start this program.

Students will need to call 304-256-4615 ext. 347 to schedule their free TABE exam prior to enrolling in this program.


Festival of Tree Winners Announced

Congratulations to this year's winners from our annual Festival of Trees held Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at our school! A big thank you to all that came out to vote and see our trees this year.

The Best of Show is chosen by outside, independent judges. This year's winner was Welding.

The traditional tree category are trees designed from a traditional Christmas tree. The winners in this category are:
1st-Law and Public Safety
2nd-Practical Nursing
3rd-Careers in Education/Early Childhood Education

The non-traditional tree category are trees designed from materials other than a traditional Christmas tree. The winners in this category are:
1st-Collision Repair Technology
3rd-Electrical Technician (Day Program)

The Community Service Award goes to the programs who raise the most toys for Toys for Tots. The winners in this category are:
1st-Cosmetology and Surgical Technology (tie)
2nd-Electrical Technician (Evening Program)

The Facebook Favorite for this year was the Practical Nursing tree.



March 25-March 29

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