“The mission of Garnet Career Center is to provide adult learners
with 21st century educational opportunities necessary
to attain their chosen professional and career goals.


Garnet Career Center is located in downtown Charleston, WV on Dickinson Street (one block from the Exit 100 Capitol Street ramp off I-64). Garnet has been operated and funded by Kanawha County Schools since 1971. The building was constructed in 1929 and served as a senior high school for black students until 1956. The building…

General Information

Automotive Technology – one year program (1350 Hours) (7:30 – 1:30 M – F) ASE certification testing available Classes start August and January Only adult only program in Kanawha County Job internships available Computer skills taught in the Learning Lab Students can earn college credits upon completion of Auto Tech I (EDGE Program) Over 90% job placement Call Garnet…

Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technology program provides detailed instruction in the fundamentals and skills needed to inspect, diagnose, repair and adjust automotive vehicles. The Automotive program has high standards of training and placement. Students enrolled in the program participate in the EDGE program, which provides community college credit after completion of the Garnet program. Job Internships After…

Licensed Practical Nursing

Mission Statement Our mission is to prepare individuals who are competent, ethical and compassionate caregivers; prepared to pass a licensure examination and enter the workforce. Program Description The program spans twelve months and is divided into semesters identified as PNR 101, PN 102, and PN 103. Approximately 60 students are selected annually for the June…

Business Education

History Garnet Career Center’s Business Education Department was organized in January, 1971, as part of the Continuous Education Program of the Kanawha County School System. The school is in session the year round with classes arranged on a semester basis. This schedule allows for flexible entry and exit of students. Students may enter and exit…

Evening Classes

Registration is ongoing for evening classes, which generally begin in August and January. Check for exact dates at time of registration. (Prices may change due to book costs.) Financial Aid available for those who qualify. A Financial Aid representative will be available Wednesday and Thursday mornings, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Applicant must provide copy of…

Contact Us

Garnet Career Center
422 Dickinson Street
Charleston, WV 25301

Phone : 304-348-6195

Fax: 304-348-6198

Email: rhall@mail.kana.k12.wv.us