Garnet Career Center * 422 Dickinson St. Charleston WV 25301 * 304-348-6195

Garnet Career Center Awarded CARES Act Funding

Garnet Career Center is pleased to announce that we have gained access to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds authorized by Congress under the CARES Act. 

Garnet Career Center has opted to provide each of our eligible Full-time students with an Emergency Relief check. 

Some funding will be made available to our part-time Phlebotomy students; Eligible Phlebotomy students will be notified of the amount of their Emergency Relief check within the next week.

 Student eligibility will be verified over the next week.

Eligible students should expect to receive a check from the school by mid-June.

 An eligible student is a student who is actively enrolled in a Auto Tech, LPN, or Business program as a full time student, is maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress according to your program guidelines, has been actively participating in our Emergency Distance Learning activities, is a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen as defined by Federal Title IV regulations, and is NOT in default on a Federal Student Loan.

Guidance from the Federal government indicates that these funds will NOT be considered taxable income and will not impact a student’s eligibility for other Federal or State benefits a student may be entitled to.

COVID-19 Updates

Garnet Career Center will follow the COVID-19 Plans put into place by the West Virginia Department of Education and Kanawha County Schools.

The school will remain closed to students through May 31st. Garnet will reopen to CTE programs June 1st on a modified basis. Please call the school for questions about specific Adult Ed. ELA or TASC programs.

Updated Office Hours

The Garnet Main Office will be staffed from 9-11 M-F. Calls to 304-348-6195 will be answered and messages will be returned during those hours. If there is an urgent need contact:

Financial Aid/Enrollment

Finance Secretary-

School /Enrollment & Testing



Garnet will continue to enroll students for the upcoming 2020-21 school year during this time. Start dates for Practical Nursing and Automotive Technology programs are scheduled for mid-July, Phlebotomy and EKG for August and Medical Assisting for Sept. 1st. This is flexible depending on the situation as it develops until then. Please call the 304-348-6195 with questions about enrollment and changes to program start dates.

A fillable PDF version of the Garnet School application and the Practical Nursing Application are available. Click the names above to go to the correct page

Please follow directions on the Application Process page under the Admissions tab for all programs, and on the  Practical Nursing application page for the Practical Nursing Program for information on how to download, fill, print and send the completed applications.

For questions concerning enrollment please contact:

School/Enrollment & Testing


Practical Nursing Program Enrollment Deadlines

Due to the closure of KCS schools through the end of May, the May 1st application Deadline for the 2020-21 Garnet Career Center School of Practical Nursing has been extended .

We will continue to accept applications for the 2020-21 school year with no deadline until school resumes or until the end of this school year (June 30, 2020), and we will adjust our TEAS test schedule with the hope of giving all interested students  the opportunity to take the TEAS test before then.

When schools are allowed to resume, per Governor decree, WVDE & KCS policy, we will resume TEAS testing and set a new application deadline. We have tentative plans to reopen June 1st. This will be finalized by May 29th.

At this point, the 2020-21 Practical Nursing  class is set to start July 15th/16th, but we will keep all applicants and accepted students updated with any new developments.


Financial Aid/FAFSA

The Garnet Financial Aid Office is currently open and processing Financial Aid Applications for the 2020-21 school year. Office Hours are Thursdays from 9-11. Please call during those hours to speak with Ms. Clothier or email her at the email address listed below.

Students should fill out the FAFSA as soon as possible to avoid delays in notification of approval of funding.


Garnet's FAFSA school code: 015675

Fill out the 2020-21 application

For questions about completed FAFSA's for current or future Garnet Career Center students, email Diann Clothier at

Be sure to fill out and return any required paperwork your are sent.

Failure to return forms results in delayed or denial of PELL funding.



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.

Quick Links

Adult Basic Education Office

Adult Basic Education Office - Adult students wishing to take the TASC test for high school equivalency

Phone : 304-348-6670 -For questions about Adult Basic Education/TASC prep classes only

Mandatory Orientation sessions:

Monday morning 8:30AM - 1:30PM

Monday evening 5:00PM - 7:30PM

(Summer Orientation: Summer hours vary-Please call to confirm days and times)

For more detailed information: Click Below

Adult Basic Education

For Questions about Adult Education/TASC/GED Click here


For Questions about ESL- English Language Learning Click here


Garnet Career Center is now accepting online payments for designated class charges*.

 * A 3.95% service fee applies to all online payments / purchases

Shipping is unavailable on Garnet Gear purchases, all products ordered must be picked up at Garnet Career Center during normal business hours: M-F 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM



Garnet Career Center Auto Shop Hours  

Car Drop off & Pick up:

Monday-Friday After 1:30 PM-3:00 PM

by appointment ONLY

Phone Calls:

Monday-Friday 7:30-8:00 AM and 1:30-3:00 PM

Practical Nursing

PLEASE SEE THE PROGRAM TAB AT THE TOP OF THE WEBPAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING LPN PN 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…

Business Education

PLEASE SEE THE PROGRAM TAB AT THE TOP OF THE WEBPAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING Administrative & Business Support or Accounting Business Education April 2, 2019 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…

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…

General Information

Automotive Technology – six month program (675 Hours) (7:30 – 1:30 M – F) ASE certification testing available Classes start July 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 Automotive Technology (EDGE Program) Over 90% job placement Call Garnet Career…

Automotive Technology

PLEASE SEE THE PROGRAM TAB AT THE TOP OF THE WEBPAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY The Automotive Technology program is a 675 hour (6 month) course that 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…


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…

Garnet Career Center
422 Dickinson Street
Charleston, WV 25301

Phone : 304-348-6195

Fax: 304-348-6198



Garnet Technical programs:


Adult Basic Education:




Garnet Career Center is part of the WVDE ACE Advanced Career Education Initiative.