Washington County Regional Center

Washington County Regional Center

Kirkwood's Washington County Regional Center offers all the services of a community college, right in your backyard!

Complete a college degree with Liberal Arts and Science transfer courses, earn college credit while in high school through our industry-focused Career Academies, earn your high school equivalency diploma, learn English language skills, or simply take continuing education classes, and more!

No matter what you're looking for to improve your future, you can find it at the Washington County Regional Center. 

Kirkwood’s Washington County Regional Center features innovative programming provided through partnerships with several local high schools. The unique cooperation gets high school students hands-on career experience and transferrable college credit at NO COST to their families!

The Washington County Regional Center offers students the opportunity to participate in several different Career Academy programs. These Career Academy programs are designed to give students a jump start on their college career and explore for a possible career.

Career Academies are scheduled during morning and afternoon sessions. High school students spend about half of their day at the Regional Center and the other half back at their high school.

Talk to your high school guidance counselor to see the complete Career Academy schedule and to determine which session would work best with your schedule.

 

  • Morning Academies meet Monday – Friday, 8 – 9:30 a.m.
  • Morning Companion Courses meet 9:55 – 10:50 a.m.
  • Afternoon Academies meet Monday – Friday, 1:25 – 2:55 p.m.
  • Afternoon Companion Courses meet 12:05 – 1 p.m.

Whether you want to advance your professional career or enrich your personal life, Continuing Education can help you achieve your goals. We offer top quality classes, workshops, certificate, and training programs taught by highly skilled instructors. At Washington County Regional Center, our state-of-the art classrooms and lab spaces allow us to offer innovative options including:

  • Stick and MIG Welding courses
  • Welding Metal Art
  • Digital Photography
  • Historical County Tours
  • Basic Home Improvement series – including interior, exterior and electrical home repair and kitchen and bath remodeling
  • Bend and Brew Happy Hour Yoga
  • Babysitter Certification Course
  • Basic Cake and Holiday Cookie Decorating
  • Kirkwood for Kids Summer Camp programming

 

  • Adult Literacy and English as a Second Language courses
  • College readiness assessment, placement exams, and National Career Readiness Certification
  • Adult High School diploma and HiSET
  • Washington Regional Alternative Program (WRAP) – an alternative high school program for students in partner school districts. To determine eligibility, students should contact their high school regarding the application process.
  • Writing lab, developmental math emporium, test center, and tutor center
  • Financial aid services, academic advising, career counseling, and more!

Meet Our Staff

Tera Pickens

Director

319-653-4655 x2203

tera.pickens@kirkwood.edu

 

Amy Schneider
Center Coordinator
319-653-4655 x2201
amy.schneider@kirkwood.edu

 

Bridgett Arreola
Center Assistant
319-653-4655 x2209
bridgett.arreola@kirkwood.edu

 

Julie Messer
Office Assistant
319-653-4655 x5044
julie.messer@kirkwood.edu

Monie Hayes
Adult Literacy Coordinator/ELL Coordinator
319-653-4655 x2204
monie.hayes@kirkwood.edu

Ryan Ronan

Student Academic Support Coordinator

319-653-4655 x2208

ryan.ronan@kirkwood.edu


Contact Us 

2192 Lexington Blvd.

Washington, Iowa 52353

Call the Washington County Regional Center: 319-653-4655

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