College & Career Readiness
In the secondary level, we are employing the Simulated Workplace initiative. This initiative places our students in a simulated workplace environment that includes safety managers, shift managers, random drug-testing, and many other aspects of real world experiences that will set the pace for college and career readiness.
High School Student Courses
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
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.
Baking & Pastry
This area of study is designed to provide learners with skills in baking occupations. Major instructional concepts include: baking; pastries; lab safety; and general occupational information.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reaffirmation of Accreditation
The John D. Rockefeller IV Career Center is applying for reaffirmation of accreditation with the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education and that persons wishing to make comments should write to: Executive Director, Commission of the Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Bldg. 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, or submit their comments via the Council web site (www.council.org). 1-800-917-2081
The John D. Rockefeller IV Career Center School of Practical Nursing is accredited by the West Virginia Department of Education. The CDL Program and Practical Nursing Program currently have full accreditation by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education, COE.
Begin Your Career, Start Your Life
Why Choose Us?
JDRCC is proud to host 9 student programs for college and career readiness. Pursuing vocational education allows high school students to learn skills and trades that will enable them to start working right out of high school or pursue further education at a post-secondary institution. Our student programs include: Auto Mechanics, Auto Collision Technology, Carpentry, Culinary, Diesel Mechanics, Graphic Design, Health Occupations, and Welding. Your future starts here!
JDRCC offers programs to students who attend Oak Glen High School and Weirton High School
Simulated workplace environment that includes safety managers, shift managers, and random drug-testing
Students must maintain a “C” average or better to advance to the next level of instruction within their program
College & Career Ready
Start your career right out of high school, or pursue your education at a post-secondary institution
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What Our Students Say
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.
I landed a job with a successful contracting company before I even graduated high school thanks to the Carpentry Program at JDRCC.