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Healthcare Technician Trainings  Welding     CDL Truck Driver Training Intro to Machinist Technology Speaking Forcefully — Make A Vital Difference
Healthcare Technician Certifications Online Workforce Trainings   Special Workshops & Trainings

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Community Education


If you need to enhance existing work skills, or learn new skills in order to perform better on the job, or pass required courses to maintain licensure, Continuing Education non-credit courses are right for you.

Designed primarily for the non-degree seeking student, Continuing Education courses produce and enrich professional growth. These courses are generally short in duration, and upon successful course completion learners are awarded CEUs (continuing education units).

Contact the Workforce Department at 304-434-8000, or toll-free: 877-982-2322.

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Certification Exams--National Health Career Association (NHA): 

 As an officially designated NHA Certification Exam Center, Eastern proctors NHA Certification exams.
For individuals who have already trained as a healthcare technician, exam sessions are usually held Saturdays [←click here for current exam schedule].
      (Only individuals who have successfully completed a training program recognized by NHA, or who have at least 2 years of documented experience in the area for which they seek certification, are eligible for the exams.)

If you have not yet trained in one or more healthcare technical fields, please note below
the programs Eastern currently offers:

Healthcare Trainings: 

At-A-Glance: Healthcare Training Series, Fall, 2014  


Medical Assistant Training: [Classes forming now <— click here for next scheduled class.]

Pharmacy Career Track: [Classes forming now <— click here for next scheduled class.]

Phlebotomy Technician (draws blood specimens):  [Classes forming now <— click here for next scheduled class.]

Physical Therapy Aide:  [Classes forming now <— click here for next scheduled class.] 

Dental Assistant:  [Classes forming now <— click here for next scheduled class.] 

Basic Phlebotomoy: [Classes forming now <— click here for next scheduled class.]

EKG Technician: [Classes forming now <— click here for next scheduled class.]

Medical Administration: [Classes forming now <— click here for next scheduled class.]

Medical Billing & Coding Career Track: 
[Classes forming now <— click here for next scheduled class.] 

Medical Transcription: 12 weeks: 90 hours: Monday & Wednesday evenings, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm.

Medical Transcription: Online: Online classes in both Beginning and Advanced Medical Transcription are now forming and open for registration. These classes are open entry/open exit, with new groups starting each month. [Classes forming now <— click here for more information.] 

Medical Terminology: [Classes forming now <— click here for next scheduled class.]

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA): Classroom instruction, and hands-on clinical instruction. Program class forming now for August, 2014.
                (Exact dates and times of CNA classes to be announced: check here, or contact: 
Melissa Shockey, in the Workforce Education Department at 304-434-8000; or tollfree: 877-982-2322; ext. 253.)

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Refresher Course: starts in August, 2014 in Mooreield; call 304-434-8000.)

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Keyser Welding Classes: 75 Hour Training Program 

Petersburg Welding Classes: 75 Hour Training Program

  • Instructors: Keyser: Dennis McGann; PetersburgTim Kiser: 
  • Classses will accomodate all levels of experience.
  • Classes start again October 7, 2014, in Petersburg and October 8 inKeyser: 
  • For more information, and to register, call Easern's Workforce Education at 304-434-8000.



Intro to Machinist Technology

Machinist Training: 30 Hour Program in Keyser 

  • Instructor: Roger Braithwaite
  • Basic Machining, Lathe, and Mill
  • Classes start October 6
  • For more information, and to register, call Easern's Workforce Education at 304-434-8000.

Real Estate Salesperson

  • November 6 – December 6
  • Thursdays and Fridays, 8 am — 5 pm (plus final class Saturday, December 6, 8 am — 5 pm)
  • Classes held in Romney
  • Instructor: Amy White, Associate Broker with Coldwell Banker Home Town Realty, Keyser, WV
    • West Virginia Realtor of the Year 2009
    • Potomac Highlands Realtor of the Year 2009 & 2012
  • Tuiton: $675 (includes book: financial aid available for those who qualify)
  • For more information, or to register, call: 304-434-8000; or tollfree: 877-982-2322; ext. 253


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Speaking Forcefully – It’s How You Make a Vital Difference

A 6 Session Workshop on Better Public Speaking 

Here’s what is covered:

  • Speak your own story – Helps you let others know who you are
  • Speak with conviction – Persuading with enthusiasm
  • Speak in an orderly way - Know your subject, your audience, your goal
  • Speak visually - Using gestures and visual imagery                 
  • Speak expressively – Developing better diction and voice quality
  • Exercises - Thinking on your feet
  • Evaluating your skills – Constructive instructor feedback is provided to help you learn.  “A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation from the bricks that others throw at her.” -- Walter Cronkite

The Workshop Leader:
John Etherton is a multi-talented public speaking educator who has achieved the Distinguished Toastmaster accreditation with Toastmasters International. In his professional life, he is the Director of the Center for Safer Solutions, a safety consulting firm in Mathias. He received his doctorate in Industrial Engineering from West Virginia University. A research safety engineer for over 25 years, he has presented the results of his research to audiences nationally and internationally, and has taught graduate-level system safety courses at West Virginia University.

Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
October 7th – November 11th
EWVCTC Main Campus - Moorefield
Cost: $30
(Seating is limited – register early)

For further information, and to register, contact the
Workforce Education Department at: (304)434-8000.

Student evaluations of the workshop:

  • This is a wonderful course.  It is useful and full of fun and has good coverage.  I really appreciate John’s excellent job on this class.”
  • "Overall excellent course. Sessions are well thought out, thorough and presented in a professional manner.  Instructor feedback was outstanding.”   

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