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Mingo Extended Learning Center is located south of the town of Delbarton WV on Route 52 at 165 Bulldog Boulevard. The center was formally known as Mingo County Vocational School and Mingo Career & Technical Center. It housed the secondary and adult technical education programs. In the school calendar year 2011-2012 the secondary technical education programs were moved into the new Mingo Comprehensive High School.

This facility has been operated and funded by Mingo County Schools since 1969. The building had an addition section  built on in 1982 In 2013-2014 school year One side of the building is now used by the Bus Transportation department including the bus maintenance. The other side houses the Adult Technical Education programs, High School Equivalency Testing Lab for TASC-CBT (computer based testing), Alternative Education, and Audiology Testing.

Mingo Extended Learning Center (MELC) serves adult learners through career and technical programs which offer the opportunity for students to gain new career skills. These programs include Diesel Technology, Licensed Practical Nursing, Business Education, and Therapeutic Services. Our students are provided a curriculum which includes clinical experiences in the workplace. This will enable them to be competitive in the 21st Century workforce. The instructional staff is committed to our students to build technical skills, develop positive workplace attitudes, and assist all students toward obtaining workplace credentials.

MELC also serves the adult learner through part-time classes including Certified Nursing Assisting, Electrocardiograph, Phlebotomy, and Microsoft Office courses.

MELC is also the testing center for students who have completed Adult Basic Education (ABE) and are prepared to take the TASC® test (high school equivalency test). This is a computer based test and is free to the general public.

Thomas Hoffman, Administrator


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Licensed Practical Nursing – This course offers a variety of attractive career opportunities.  Duties and roles may vary according to the setting.  Students are thoroughly prepared to hold positions in nursing homes, doctors’ offices, hospitals, home health and private duty.


Medical Office – This program is designed to provide a balance of business and medical skills necessary to find employment in today’s competitive market. Students must possess a GED or high school diploma to enroll in this program.


We are an adult preparatory program sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Education Office of Adult and Technical Education.