Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

Mount Gay, WV

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

Mount Gay, WV

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Affordable, quality education
Paying for college is one of the largest investments you and your  family will make—and we strongly believe your education is worth the investment. Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College offers quality educational opportunities that are both accessible and affordable at various campus locations convenient to the Boone, Lincoln, Logan, Williamson, and Wyoming areas of West Virginia.

Southern is an open admission institution and supports the philosophy that residents should have access to higher education opportunities equivalent to their abilities and interests. We're here to assist and guide you throughout your experience on campus and to offer career opportunities that will shape your future.

Additionally, over 80% of our students receive financial aid, including more than 20 scholarships available via the Southern Foundation. Free tuition is available via the West Virginia Invests Grant. Southern is dedicated to helping students afford an excellent education.

A wide variety of programs
• Degrees: Earn an AA, AS, or AAS in two years and get to work or transfer these credits to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree.
• Certificates: Certificate programs typically take one year to complete. These are designed for career-oriented individuals who desire to enter the workforce in an entry-level position.
• Skill sets: A skill set is a defined set of courses that prepare individuals for a specific career skill. These are typically one semester in length.

Small classes
You're not just a number at Southern.  With a 13:1 student-faculty ratio,  your instructors will know your name and care about your progress.

Student support
Academic advising at Southern is a joint effort between you, your faculty advisor, and the Student Services Specialist. All students must meet with an advisor prior to creating a class schedule. First-year students—those who have earned fewer than 30 credit hours—and transfer students must meet with a Student Services Specialist. All other students must meet with at least their faculty advisor. On each campus, the Student Services Specialists assist in placement testing, developing educational goals and career paths, and the registration process.

Student clubs
The Student Government Association (SGA) provides students with the opportunity to represent their peers at Southern, guide college policies, and participate in activities that drive student engagement and interest. The SGA is composed of elected representatives as well as volunteers who work with a Student Services Specialist and SGA advisors on each campus to determine events that encourage student participation at the College. These events may include dances, guest speakers, Red Cross blood drives, game shows, etc.


Boone/Lincoln Campus
Foster, West Virginia

Lincoln Site
Hamlin, West Virginia

Logan Campus
Logan, West Virginia

Williamson Campus
Williamson, West Virginia

Wyoming/McDowell Campus
Saulsville, West Virginia

Areas of Study

• Associate of Applied Sciences
• Associate of Arts
• Associate of Science

• Business Accounting
• Business Administration
• Criminal Justice
• Early Childhood Education
• Electrical Engineering Technology
• Health Care Professional
• Information Technology
• Medical Laboratory Technology
• Nursing
• Paramedic Science
• Radiologic Technology
• Respiratory Care Technology
• Surgical Technology
• Technical Studies
• Welding Technology

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