Washington County Skill Center (WCSC) main campus located in Abingdon, Virginia, but classes are also taught on the Virginia Highlands Community College campus. WCSC provides high quality technical training for Southwest Virginia, Northeast Tennessee, and surrounding areas. Classes are held Monday through Thursday from 8am to 4pm.
Areas of Technical Training:
- Administrative Support Specialist
- Dental Assisting
- Diesel Truck Technician
- CNC/Conventional Machining
- Medical Assisting
- Industrial Combination Welding
While the allied health classes have specific start dates, all other programs are open entry and starting times are scheduled each month. View detailed information on program tuition and fees (http://www.wcskillcenter.org/statistics.html). Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
The Medical Assisting Program spans 30 instructional weeks or 900 hours and prepares students for occupations as a Medical Assistant, Medical Records Clerk, Medical Office Manager, or Medical Billing/Coding—allowing them to walk away as a Registered Medical Assistant.
The Diesel Truck Technician Program spans 31 instruction weeks or 925 hours and prepares students for occupations as a Diesel Technician or Diesel Mechanic. It also provides credit toward ASE two years of experience requirement, Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Procedures Certification and Forklift Operator.
WCSC works with local business and industry to provide apprenticeship opportunities for the community.
Apply Online (http://www.wcskillcenter.org/application.html)
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 Washington County Skill 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,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Health and Clinical Professions
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $3,200. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. 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||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$4,429|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Washington County Skill Center may provide student services including:
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Employment search assistance
Other Technical Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Washington County Skill Center.
- Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Elizabethton in Elizabethton, TN (23 miles away)
- Mercer County Technical Education Center in Princeton, WV (64 miles away)
- Ralph R Willis Career and Technical Center in Stollings, WV (76 miles away)
- Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Morristown in Morristown, TN (83 miles away)
- Academy of Careers and Technology in Beckley, WV (86 miles away)