Programs & Pathways

Computer Technology

Computer Technology

Computer technology includes Internet utilization, cloud computing, data storage and collection, mobile computing and applications, networking and network systems, Microsoft applications, and information security. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics: The Occupational outlook in computer technology is excellent, with an expected growth of 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, adding about 488,500 new jobs to the computing sector.

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Public Service

Public Service

Public Service careers are those provided by the government for the betterment of the people of the jurisdiction within which they live. Police protection, criminal justice, corrections, human services, fire and emergency safety, and public health are careers in the public service sector.

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Business

Business

From small local stores to large corporations, business drives the economy, and provides goods and services to consumers in the for-profit, non-profit, and governmental sectors.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment of business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow from 2014 to 2024 by 8 percent, adding about 632,400 new jobs.

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Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing uses computerized and mechanical systems and equipment to produce new goods and products. Machining, welding, and mechatronics are common professions within the Advanced Manufacturing sector.

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Technical Trade

Technical Trade

Programs that specialized in skilled trades and career preparation.

These programs allow student to gain the following:

  • Industry certification or licensure

  • Immediate employment in high demand job markets

  • High starting salaries without the need for a four-year college or university degree

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Healthcare

Healthcare

Consistently listed in the top best jobs, careers in healthcare are involved in direct patient care.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in the healthcare field:

  • are projected to grow by 19% between 2014 and 2024

  • will continue to grow to meet the needs of an aging population

  • pay higher than average salaries

  • do not require additional education at the four-year college for employment in the field

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Short-Term Training

Short-Term Training

Short-Term training provides non-credit training classes that can be completed in 13 weeks or less for in demand careers within the Wytheville Community College service region.

Students who are interested in short-term workforce training programs, please contact Vicki Marrs at (276)223-4717 or by email: vmarrs@wcc.vccs.edu to obtain an enrollment application. 

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Transfer

Transfer

Transfer programs allow students to complete first- and second-year courses that transfer to most four-year colleges and universities.

The Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree offers students:

  • a widely accepted program of general education courses

  • flexibility for selecting specific courses that may be required at the college or university to which the student wishes to transfer

  • the opportunity to complete the first two-years of a four-year degree program, based on the career choice

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