Mercer County Technical Education Center (MCTEC) is located at 1397 Stafford Drive, Princeton West Virginia; with a mission to provide technical education to prepare all students for a 21st Century career and/or postsecondary education.
At MCTEC adults can learn and acquire skills that would enhance their chances for a better life after school. MCTEC is accredited by several agencies; some of these are: Mercer County Board of Education, and West Virginia State Board of Education, among others.
The Education, Business, and Industry Seminar Center provide local businesses with programs tailored to meet their training needs.
Mercer County Technical Education Center offers classes and programs in:
- Agribusiness Systems Technology
- Automotive Technology
- Careers in Education
- Collision Repair Technology
- Computer Systems Repair Technology
- Dental Assisting – Allied Health Sciences
- Electrical Technology
- Graphic Design
- Health Occupations – Therapeutic Services
- Machine Tool Technology
- Licensed Practical Nursing
- Pre-Engineering/Project Lead the Way
- Project STRIVE & LIFE Wellness
- Marketing Management: Sports, Entertainment & Recreation
Financial assistance is available to those students who qualify. The primary source of financial aid at MCTEC is the Federal Pell Grant. Tuition is calculated based on payment period, thus:
- 1080 hour programs – 2 (450 hour) payment period
- 1310 hour program – 2 (450 hour) payment period
- 2000 hour program – 4 (450 hour) payment period
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Mercer County Technical Education Center by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Health and Clinical Professions
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,200. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $50 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||80%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||80%||$3,792|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Mercer County Technical Education Center may offer services like those listed below:
- Weekend and night classes available
- Counseling assistance
- Employment search assistance
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 2000)
Other Technical Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Mercer County Technical Education Center.
- Academy of Careers and Technology in Beckley, WV (31 miles away)
- Fayette Institute of Technology in Oak Hill, WV (43 miles away)
- Ralph R Willis Career and Technical Center in Stollings, WV (61 miles away)
- Washington County Skill Center in Abingdon, VA (64 miles away)
- Carver Career Center in Charleston, WV (69 miles away)