Career Studies Certificates
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Variable. The options within this program amount to approximately one to two semesters of full-time academic work.

A significant portion of the student population served by Wytheville Community College is comprised of part-time evening students.  Many of these individuals need and desire post-secondary continuing education programs of study that are of less than conventional one- or two-year duration.  Such students have specific occupational, industrial, and/or professional goals that can best be realized through short-term programs.

The options included within the Career Studies program represent a variety of career and academic pursuits.  Each may be viewed as a mini-curriculum which is part of a broader range of educational possibilities within a given career field. 

Admission Requirements:

Admission to the Career Studies Certificate program is based upon the general requirements for admission to the college. 

First Year
First Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ENE 99*

Due to the short duration of these programs and the absence of general education requirements from most, successful completion does not entitle one to participate in or to be recognized during graduation exercises.

Supervised Study in Alternative Energy 1 3 2
ELE 115 Basic Electricity 3 0 3
ENE 100 Conventional and Alternate Energy Applications 3 3 4
ENE 120 Solar Power-Photovoltaic and Thermal Technology 3 3 4
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 10 9 13
Second Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ENE 105 Solar Thermal Active and Passive Technology 3 3 4
ENE 110 Solar Power Installations 3 3 4
BLD 290 Coordinated Internship
or 0 9 3
BLD 298 Seminar and Project
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 6 15 11


  • WCC - Wytheville
    1000 East Main Street
    Wytheville, VA 24382
    Phone: (276) 223-4700
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  • WCC - Crossroads
    1117 East Stuart Drive
    Galax, VA 24333
    Phone: (276) 744-4974
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    203 N. Church Street
    Marion, VA 24354
    Phone: (276) 783-1777 

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