Apr 23, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Programs

Board of Governors Degree Program

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Nancy Williams Parks, Board of Governors Program Coordinator
(304) 367-4990
Caperton Center, Clarksburg

The Board of Governors A.A.S. is a statewide degree program designed to offer busy adults an opportunity to complete a two-year college degree with a technical or occupational focus. It is a flexible degree plan that can help adults achieve their educational goals and save students both dollars and hours by awarding college credit for documented work and life-learning experiences. The educational plan can be individualized and the pace of completion set by the student. There is no special fee for enrollment in this program but a special application form is required. Students will work closely with the Program Coordinator in planning and completing this special degree program.

Special Notes:

  • This program is available to students who have graduated from high school two or more years prior to enrollment. For those students who earned their High School Equivalency Exam certificate, it must be two years from the date their class would have graduated.
  • To fulfill residency requirements a minimum of 12 credit hours must be completed from a regionally accredited higher educational institution.
  • A minimum of 15 credit hours are required for an Area of Emphasis (optional). For more information on approved areas of emphasis, contact the Coordinator.
  • Students desiring to submit portfolio(s) for credit evaluation must meet with the Program Coordinator for direction and must be enrolled in the program. A $300.00 portfolio fee and $10.00 per credit hour acceptance fee is charged for each portfolio submitted and credit granted after evaluation.
  • Students seeking college credit for certifications/licenses/ training approved by the State Board of Governors Degree Program must meet with the Program Coordinator and provide official copies of certifications/licenses/training.
  • The BOG degree will articulate with the WV Regents Bachelor of Arts Degree.
  • See complete list of requirements for this degree in the College catalog section under “Programs of Study.”

Earn a Degree Graduate Early (EDGE)

EDGE (Earn a Degree Graduate Early), is an initiative of the West Virginia Community and Technical College System (Series 135-28-1).

The EDGE program is designed to award college credit for competencies students acquire by:

  • Successfully completing a West Virginia Career Tech Pathway aligned with Pierpont’s program of study, and
  • Passing WV Career and Technical Education Performance Assessment, or
  • Earning a recognized state or national certification or credential.

EDGE courses are offered through WV public high schools and career technical education centers. Credits are transcribed to Pierpont at no cost to the student or parent. Pierpont approved EDGE course credit is updated annually.

More information and an EDGE transcript request link may be found on Pierpont’s EDGE webpage: www.pierpont.edu/edge.

Laboratory Preschool

Lori Barrett, Early Childhood Program Coordinator/Laboratory Preschool Director
144 Education Building / (304) 367-4848
Locust Avenue Campus

The Early Childhood Associate of Applied Science Program provides a half-day preschool program for children of students, faculty, staff, and the community. The hours of operation for the Pre-Kindergarten class are 8:30am to 1:30pm Monday through Friday. The three-year-old children’s class meets from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Classes are held in room 124 of the Education Building. The preschool is provided during fall and spring semesters when classes are in session.

The preschool is a licensed center and serves as a model early childhood program training facility. Financial assistance from the Department of Health and Human Resources may be available for families meeting eligibility requirements.