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Pierpont Community & Technical College to Reinvest and Expand at Gaston Caperton Center
Clarksburg– Pierpont Community & Technical College is expanding its educational offerings to the citizens of Northcentral West Virginia at the Gaston Caperton Center located in downtown Clarksburg. Pierpont plans to offer their Emergency Medical Services program, Veterinary Technology program, and expand the number of general education courses available to local residents. The expansion of programs and course offerings in downtown Clarksburg also expands the opportunities for community, civic, and non-profit organizations to utilize the classrooms and meeting spaces to enhance their service missions.
“Pierpont strives to enhance the quality of life for the people of Northcentral West Virginia through accessible, affordable, and comprehensive educational opportunities,” said Pierpont President Dr. Johnny M. Moore. “Our decision to reinvest in this community provides opportunities for learning, training, and service that enrich the lives of individuals and promotes the economic growth of our service region and state.”
The Gaston Caperton Center is located at 501 West Main Street in downtown Clarksburg and serves as a site for the delivery of programs and courses for students enrolled as both part-time and full-time students, and as early admission students currently in high school through Pierpont’s Early College Academy.
The downtown campus is housed in a 36,000-square-foot facility consisting of 15 classrooms, including computer labs, science labs, and general meeting rooms. The facility also includes a catering kitchen, two student lounge areas, a portico seating area, and an adjacent courtyard area with bench and wall seating.
“With our renewed commitment at the Gaston Caperton Center, Pierpont Community & Technical College continues to improve the quality of life for families and contributes to the economic development of Harrison County,” said President Moore. “As a community resource, we need to ensure we’re meeting individual and employer needs through expanding programs focused on specific student and community needs.”