Washington County Regional Center

Washington County Regional Center

The Kirkwood Washington County Regional Center offers all the services of a community college, right in your backyard! We’re proud to offer resources and services for all community members. 

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.

 

  • 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.

 

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.

Explore our Career Academy programs or download the full Washington County Regional Center program of study packet.

  • 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!

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
  • Graphic Design Professional Certificate
  • Digital Photography
  • Basic Home Improvement series – including interior, exterior and electrical home repair and kitchen and bath remodeling
  • Basic Cake and Holiday Cookie Decorating
  • Basic Knitting and Crocheting
  • Kirkwood for Kids Summer Camp programming

 

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

Chad Dillon

WRAP Instructor/Coordinator

319-653-7378

x2205

cdillon@washington.k12.ia.us

 

Arianna Walden
ESL Coordinator/Instructor
319-653-4655
arianna.walden@kirkwood.edu

 

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

 

Mary Gilchrist
WRAP Instructor/Special Ed
319-653-7378
x2249
mgilchri@washington.k12.ia.us

 

Argelia Garcia
ELL Instructor
319-653-4655
argelia.garcia@kirkwood.edu

Ryan Ronan

Student Academic Support Coordinator

319-653-4655

X2208

ryan.ronan@kirkwood.edu

 

Kay Davis
WRAP Student Support Specialist
319-653-7378
x2205

 

William Kenneth (Ken) Wulf
Mathematics Tutor
319-653-4655
ken.wulf@kirkwood.edu


Contact Us 

Address

2192 Lexington Blvd.

Washington, Iowa 52353

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Phone

319-653-4655