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College Profile: Garnet Career Center

The mission of Garnet Career Center is to provide adult learners educational opportunities necessary to attain their chosen goals.

Garnet Career Center is located in downtown Charleston, WV on Dickinson Street (one block from the Exit 100 Capitol Street ramp off I-64). Garnet has been operated and funded by Kanawha County Schools since 1971. The building was constructed in 1936 and served as a senior high school for black students until 1956. The building has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior.

Garnet Career Center serves adult learners through career and technical programs which offer the opportunity for students to gain a new career. These programs include Automotive Technology, Business Education, and Licensed Practical Nursing. Our students are provided with an education that will make a difference in their lives. The instructional staff is committed to our students to build technical skills, develop positive workplace attitudes, and assist all students to become successful.

Garnet Career Center also serves the adult learner through the Adult Basic Education (ABE) Learning Center. Adults may attend the learning center to develop reading skills, improve language, and advance their mathematics. Many adults use the learning center to prepare for taking the GED® test. Participating in the learning center and taking the GED® is offered as a free service to the general public.
422 Dickinson St
Charleston, WV
3043-486-1361 (general)
304-348-6195 (financial aid)
304-348-6195 (admissions)
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Mission Statement

The mission of Garnet Career Center is to provide adult learners educational opportunities necessary to attain their chosen goals.

General Information
Other Names
Type Public, less-than 2-year
Control Public
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting City: Small
Calendar System Differs by program
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
Yes Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsNo Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCNo Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyNo Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyNo Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
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Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy Yes
Admission test scores Not applicable
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Not applicable

Applicants (most recent fall period)
Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Student Body
169 Student Body SizeNo On-Campus Housing
0 Fall Applicants0 Total Dormitory Capacity
0 Fall Admissions

College Levels Offered
No Less than one year certificateYes One but less than two years certificate
No Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
No Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
No Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

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