Potomac State College of West Virginia University

Introduction

It's hard to describe Potomac State College because we don't really fit neatly into any category. It's almost easier to explain what we're not: we're not a community college and we're not "just" a two-year school. Yes, many of our students earn two-year degrees but we also offer four-year programs. We're a division of West Virginia University with residence halls, sports teams, lots of student clubs, organizations, and activities. Best of all, all of these unexpected benefits are affordable. Potomac State's tuition and fees are the lowest of any four-year institution in West Virginia according to the West Virginia Higher Education Report Card. One thing is certain about Potomac State College: we're definitely more than you might expect. - Focus on you: our average class size of 24 means you won’t get lost in the crowd. - Where faculty teaches: all classes are taught by faculty, who are very accessible if you need help. - Need help? Take advantage of the academic success center’s free services including tutoring, note-taking and testing strategies, and time management counseling among other topics. - Enjoy our traditional campus with six residence halls, lots of student activities, and organizations and intercollegiate athletics.

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Programs

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Associate of Applied Science

A.A.S. in Computer Information Systems

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Keyser

This program provides knowledge and skills necessary to manage and support computer hardware, software applications, operating systems, networking, and security of computers. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to earn the following industry recognized entry-level certifications: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, and Cisco CCENT. Certifications may be taken at the... [+]

This program provides knowledge and skills necessary to manage and support computer hardware, software applications, operating systems, networking, and security of computers. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to earn the following industry recognized entry-level certifications: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, and Cisco CCENT. Certifications may be taken at the PearsonVUE testing center located in the Potomac State College Student Success Center. Discounted testing vouchers are available to Potomac State students who complete the required course(s).

Career Opportunities

Careers in small to medium-sized business Information Technology departments with job titles such as Call Center Technician, Technical Support Specialist, Junior Network Administrator, Junior Manager of Information Systems, Computer Repair Technician, Computer Systems Technician.... [-]


Associate of Arts

A.A. in Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Keyser

Traditional areas of professional specialization for civil engineers include environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resource and hydrotechnical engineering, public works and urban planning, transportation engineering, structural engineering and construction engineering. The list has expanded to encompass analytical and physical modeling, materials science, nondestructive... [+]

Civil Engineering

Career Opportunities

Traditional areas of professional specialization for civil engineers include environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resource and hydrotechnical engineering, public works and urban planning, transportation engineering, structural engineering and construction engineering. The list has expanded to encompass analytical and physical modeling, materials science, nondestructive testing, robotics and artificial intelligence, advanced instrumentation, and computer-aided engineering.

Requirements for Graduation

In order to earn an Associate of Arts Degree in Engineering with a major in Civil Engineering, a student must complete a minimum of 67 credit-hours of required and elective course work.... [-]


A.A in Agriculture

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Keyser

Students enrolling in programs leading to a baccalaureate degree in agriculture are offered a variety of career fields. The general agricultural program will provide the foundation courses for the freshman and sophomore years... [+]

Students enrolling in programs leading to a baccalaureate degree in agriculture are offered a variety of career fields. The general agricultural program will provide the foundation courses for the freshman and sophomore years.

Career Opportunities: Employment for graduates includes owning a farm business, the private sector of agriculture business, and a wide range of public employment.

Requirements for Graduation

In order to earn an Associate of Arts Degree in Agriculture with a General Agriculture Major, a student must complete a minimum of 65 credit-hours of required and elective course work.

Note: AGRL 111 replaces WVUe 191 as a first-semester requirement.

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A.A in Sport Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Keyser

In order to earn an Associate of Arts Degree in Education with a major in Sport Management, a student must complete a minimum of 62 credit-hours of required and elective course work. [+]

In order to earn an Associate of Arts Degree in Education with a major in Sport Management, a student must complete a minimum of 62 credit-hours of required and elective course work.

First Year

First Semester

ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric COMM 104 Human Communication in the Public Communication Context MATH 121 (or MATH 126) ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics GEC Elective WVUe 191 First-Year Experience

Second Semester

ENGL 102 Composition and Rhetoric ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting SM 167 Introduction to Sport Studies GEC Elective Second Year

First Semester

JRL 101 Media and Society SEP 271 Sport in American Society GEC Elective (Science) GEC Elective (Science lab) ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics Electives ... [-]