Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

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Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, locally referred to as just Southern, is a two-year, nationally accredited community college located in the city of Mount Gay, in the south western region of the state of Virginia. It was founded as a branch campus of Marshal College in 1960 and became a stand-alone community college in 1970 and renamed.

Southern offers 2-year career-oriented associates degrees and transfer degrees in various fields of study. Its 2+2 transfer degree program allows students to transfer to a four-year college or earn a 4-year degree through the Marshall University Graduate College, which offers extension graduate programs in one of the buildings on-campus.

Southern West has a total annual enrollment of roughly 2,000 students, most of which are part-time students and working adults.

In addition to its main campus in Mount Gay, Southern has branch campuses in Foster, Saulsville, Williamson and West Virginia.

General Information

Admission Office

PO Box 2900

Mount Gay, WV 25637

(304) 896-7443

(866) 798-2821

Fax: (304) 792-7056

Contact: Teri Wells

Student Records Assistant
Main Address

PO Box 2900

Mount Gay, WV 25637

(866) 798-2821

Total undergrads: 2,264

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,264


Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Limited admissions to salon management/cosmetology, nursing, medical laboratory, radiologic technology, dental hygiene, paramedic science, respiratory technology, and surgical technology programs.

College Majors

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A
Entrepreneurial Studies A
Hospitality Administration/Management A
Marketing Management A
Small Business Administration A

Communications Technologies

Communications Technologies – General A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General A
Information Technology A

Engineering Technologies

Drafting and Design Technology A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A
Environmental Engineering Technology A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Health Services – General A,C
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Nursing (RN) A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Security & Protective Services

Forensic Technologies A,C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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