John D. Rockefeller Career Center

Instruction and learning lay the foundation that students build upon to be career ready.

We have the safest, most modern training facilities available in the Ohio Valley. Our computer and technical labs are second to none, and our instructors are certified professionals capable of conducting the training programs for your needs. We can also provide space for you to conduct meetings, seminars and training for a nominal fee. Our building is fully networked and Internet ready; perfect for interactive training. Catering is available. Call us for more details.

Adult Programs

Pursue a successful career in Practical Nursing or CDL Driving

Student Programs

Where students can become career-ready right out of high school

Night Programs

A variety of classes ranging from technology to fine arts and more

CARES Act

What is the WSU CARES Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund?

The JDRCC CARES Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund is intended to assist students with urgent financial needs directly related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus. Needs may include food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare. This is federal funding that has been made available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

On Friday, March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion relief package, was signed into law. The CARES Act has provided funding to colleges, career center and universities to assist students during the global crisis. On May 13, 2020 John D. Rockefeller IV Career Center signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement committing intent to use no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. As a result, on May 28th 2020 JDRCC received $7,570.00 to assist students to cover the cost of expenses incurred as a result of COVID-19.

JDRCC estimates we have a total of 25 Title IV Eligible students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

As of 6/30/20 11 Title IV Eligible students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act of $600.00 each.

Students will apply via our JDRCC CARES Application are reviewed on a first-come-first-served basis to determine eligibility. The application is used to document that the student has expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.

Allowable expenses

• Food

• Housing

• Tuition/course supplies

• Child care

• Medical expenses

Who is eligible for the JDRCC CARES Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds?

Under U.S. Department of Education rules for the program, these funds can be awarded to students who are eligible for federal financial aid. This includes undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students enrolled at WSU and pursuing degree programs.

The Title IV eligibility requirements are as follows

Prior to COVID-19 not enrolled in distance education courses for the spring 2020 semester (i.e. No face -to-face classes). Be Currently enrolled for the spring 2020 semester as an undergraduate

File a FAFSA for the current 2019-2020 academic year or be edible to fill out a FAFSA (Title IV Monies- Loans, Pells, Work Study)

Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen

Have a valid social security number

If male, you must be registered for U.S. Selective Service

You must have a high school diploma or GED or completion of high school in a approved homeschool setting

You must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress

How much JDRCC CARES Act funding can I receive?

The JDRCC CARES Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund application is currently capped at $600.00 in order to distribute the funds to as many students as possible. Depending on the volume of requests and level of need, JDRCC may award a lesser amount than requested. We appreciate students only asking for the amount needed so we can serve as many students as possible.

How are decisions being made?

Awards will be made on a first-come, first-served basis and preference will be given to students with documented need. Every effort will be made to have a decision within one to two business days; however, depending on volume of applications this timeframe may be extended. As our funding is limited, JDRCC cannot guarantee that all applications submitted will receive an award.

How soon will I know if I received funding?

We will make every effort to have a decision within one to two days; however, depending on volume of applications this timeframe may be extended. After award approval, you can expect funding within three days if you are signed up for direct deposit, paper checks will be mailed within the week. Applications were distributed to every student in class and then returned within two days to the fiancé director in person and was reviewed by the COVID-19 team for determination of awards.

LPN & CDL

Pursue A Successful Career

PN Program

Pursue a career in nursing after completing a 12 month program and passing the PN Licensure Exam. Develop skills needed to perform duties such as taking vital signs, collecting samples, administering medication, and ensuring patient comfort.

CDL Program

Pursue a career in truck driving after completing a 2 1/2 month CDL program. This course consists of 10 weeks of training in the career field of commercial truck driving. Develop skills needed to drive a tractor-trailer safely, efficiently and legally. Receive your CDL License upon successful program completion.

Student Aid Calculator

Use our Net Price Calculator as a guide to assist in early financial planning for college. This calculator will provide a preliminary estimate of federal, state and institutional aid eligibility, to help families gauge what aid the student may be awarded and to make arrangements to cover the cost of attendance.

CHOOSE US

Enhance Your Future

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Practical Nursing Program

Nationally and state recognized, this program will benefit your future and career

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CDL Truck Driving Program

In just 2 1/2 months, become qualified to begin your career in truck driving

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College and Career Readiness

Further your skills at a post-secondary institution, or start your career right out of high school

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Instructors with Industry Experience

Learn from those with experience in the pursuit of your career

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Graduating the PN Program at JDRCC allowed me to work full-time while I pursued my dream to become a Registered Nurse. I couldn't have done it without this program!

Arnold Smith

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After I completed the CDL Program at JDRCC, I was able to find a job within the month and begin my new career. It was that easy.

Janet Waller

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I went through the Welding Program at the career center and passed all of my certifications. Because of that, I got a great paying job right out of high school.

Bradley Hammond

COURES

Student Courses

Automotive Technology

Auto industry

Auto Technology focuses on the fundamentals of automotive technology, basic automotive electrical systems, theory and operation of brake systems, fundamentals of steering and suspension systems, basic engine concepts, engine performance, passenger climate controls, power train fundamentals, and advanced automotive electronics.

Auto Collision Repair Technology

Auto industry

This area of study is designed to provide skills in collision repair occupations. Major instructional concepts include: non-structural analysis and damage repair, structural analysis and damage repair, mechanical and electrical component, plastics and adhesive, painting and refinishing, and general occupational information.

ProStart

restaurant industry

The ProStart Restaurant Management concentration focuses on the skills needed for a successful employment in a restaurant environment. ProStart is a restaurant industry-driven curriculum developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation with input from thousands of restaurant professionals.

Carpentry

building construction industry

This area of study is designed to provide learners with skills in general building construction occupations. The major instructional concepts include: general occupational information, all areas of carpentry, basic masonry and basic plumbing. Build your technical skills to pursue a career in the building construction industry.

Diesel Equipment Technology

diesel industry

The Diesel Equipment Technology concentration focuses on careers that will build a knowledge base and technical skills in all aspects of the Diesel Equipment Technology Industry. Students will have the opportunity to acquire hours towards industry ASE/NATEF certification and be exposed to develop positive work ethics.

Welding

welding industry

The Welding concentration focuses on careers that will build a knowledge base and technical skills in all aspects of the Welding industry. Students will have the opportunity to earn both NCCER certification and the WV Welding Certification for each skill set mastered and be exposed to skills to develop positive work ethics.

Health Occupations

health industry

The Therapeutic Services Concentration allows the student to explore careers focused primarily on changing the health status of the patient over time. Health professionals in this concentration work directly with patients. They may provide care, treatment, counseling and health education information. Pursue a career in helping others.

Graphic Design

design industry

The Graphic Design program focuses on careers that will build a knowledge base and technical skills in all aspects of the Design industry. Students will develop and apply skills to create branding guidelines, print-based designs, digital-designs, animated motion graphics, digital illustrations, web-sites, use DSLR cameras, and film and edit video.  

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Obtain the skills needed to pursue careers in Practical Nursing and CDL Truck Driving. Apply today, and enhance your future.

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