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Industrial and Workforce Development Division

The Industrial and Workforce Development Division includes departments of Architectural & Building Construction Technology, Engineering Technology, Transportation Technology, Advanced Manufacturing & Materials, and Horticulture & Animal Science Technology. Rapid growth of technology and material science in our region makes this an exciting time to be a part of WCC. The faculty have widely-varied technical interests, but share the common goal of educating the best engineering technologists possible. The division offers associate in applied science, diploma, and certificate degrees with a stimulating and friendly educational and critical thinking environment. 

A few of the many areas of study provided by the division include animal science technology, architectural technology, automotive systems technology, collision repair & refinishing technology, building construction technology, computer engineering, electronics engineering, heavy equipment and transportation technology, horticulture technology, industrial systems technology, and welding technology. Whether you are a high school student considering an engineering technology career, an industry employee interested in an advanced degree, or a member of the region simply interested in learning more about the Industrial and Workforce Development Division, our web pages are an excellent place to start. 

Faculty & Staff Industrial and Workforce Development Division: 

Hauser, John D.
Vice President. Industrial and Workforce Development Division
A.A.S., Surry Community College;
B.S.E.T., University of North Carolina at Charlotte;
M.Ed.North Carolina State University
Ed.D. Appalachian State University


John Hauser 

Industrial and Workforce Development Division


Applied Animal Science Technology 

 Applied Engineering Technology  

  • CNC Machining Technology
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Systems Technology
  • Machining & Maintenance Technology
  • Mechanical Design Technology
  • Robotics Automation & Mechatronics

Architectural Technology

Automotive Systems Technology 

Building Construction Technology 

Collision Repair &  Refinishing Technology 

Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology 

Horticulture Technology 

Small Business Center 

Welding Technology  


Caldwell, Kristy
Administrative Assistant 
A.S.S. Wilkes Community College


Kristy Caldwell

Bell, Nathan W.


Matthew Ham   

Cardea, Tori

Instructor, Applied Animal Science
/Horticulture Technologies 

Cardea Victoria D   
Casey, Keith
Lead Instructor, Computer Engineering Technology
A.A.S., Forsyth Technical Community College;
T.H.B., Andersonville Baptist Seminary

Keith Casey 
Doyle, Robert E.
Lead Instructor, Electronics Engineering Technology
A.A.S., Wilkes Community College;
B.T., Appalachian State University;
Graduate Study, Appalachian State University

Robert Doyle 
Eller, Billy W.
Lead Instructor, Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology
A.A.S., Wilkes Community College,
Cummins School on Electronics and Engines,
Detroit Computer Electronics School,
Kenworth Factory Air Conditioning School,
Fuller-Eaton Transmission and Thermoking Refrigeration School,
Rear End Update School

Billy Eller 

Gantt, Jayden

Lead Instructor, Welding Technology
Jayden Gantt   

Ham, Matthew

Instructor, Automotive System Technology

 Matthew Ham   
Hurley, Eric 
Lead Instructor, Building Construction Technology

Herman, Mindy
Lead Instructor, Applied Animal Science Technology
Herman Mindy V   
Kennedy, Hardin C.
Chair: Transportation Technologies; Instructor, SkillsUSA Advisor
A.A.S., Wilkes Community College;
B.S. Eastern New Mexico State University/Professional Technical Education;
ASE Certified Master Automotive Technician;
NC DAQ Instructor; NC DMV Certified Instructor.

Hardin Kennedy 
Hartzog, Bryan
Lead Instructor, CNC Machining Technology
 Hartzog James B   

McNeil, Mark G.

Instructor, Automotive Systems Technology
A.A.S Wilkes Community College;
ASE Master Certified.; mark.mcneil@wilkescc.edu

Mark McNeill 

O'Connell, Johnny

Lead Instructor,

Automotive Systems Technology
A.A.S., Wilkes Community College;
ASE Certified Master Automotive Technician, NC DMV Certified Instructor.

Johnny O'Connell 

 Pierce, Mike  

Instructor, Advanced Materials
A.A.S.NE Alabama State Junior College;
B.S., Athens State College;
M.A., Auburn University;
Rural Economic Development Institute/NC Rural Economic Dev Center,
Essentials of Economic Development/NC School of Government,
Certified Composites Tech/ACMA,
Certified Program Planner/LERN Institute,
Human Performance Improvement Certificate /ASTD, Targeted Selection Systems/DDI.

Mike Pierce 

Reavis, Jamie

Lead Instructor, Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology
A.A.S., Wilkes Community College;
PPG/R-M Paint Finishes Certification;
SEM/Duramix Repair Material Certification;
Car-O-Liner Cartronics Frame Certification;
MACS Air condition Certification

Jamie Reavis 
Riddle, Donna
Lead Instructor, Horticulture/Gardener
A.A.S., Wilkes Community College; 
Towson State University;  NC Certified Pesticide Applicator; NC Certified Plant Professional, Certified Greenhouse Operator; Certified Landscape Technician - Interiors and Exterior Installation

Donna Riddle 
Smith, Ricky W.
Instructor, Heavy Equip/Transport Technology Diploma and A.A.S., Wilkes Community College;
B.S., Columbia Southern University;
Cummins School on Electronics and Engines,
Detroit Computer Electronics School,
Kenworth Factory Air Conditioning School,
Fuller-Eaton Transmission and Thermoking Refrigeration School,
Rear End Update School,
Ryder Preventative Maintenance School,
Ryder Electrical and Troubleshooting School,
Mack Engine School, Motivair Air A/C Training,
Cat Electronic Engine Training,
Detroit Diesel Electronic Engine Training,
NAPA Institute Hydraulic and Braking Systems Training, and ASE Refrigeration and Recovery and Recycling Training;

Ricky Smith 
Stone, Richard F.
Lead Instructor, Industrial Systems Technology & Welding Technology
A.A.S., Wilkes Community College;
B.T., Appalachian State University;
North Carolina Electrical Contractor License

Richard Stone 

Taylor, Stacie B.

Chair, Applied Engineering Technologies
A.A.S., Wilkes Community College,
B.S. East Carolina University,
NC Residential Contractor's license,
NC Real Estate Broker's License,
AutoCAD Certified Professional.
 LEED Green Associate   Stacie.taylor@wilkescc.edu


Triplett, John
Instructor, Applied Technology

Triplett John D   

Triplett, Daniel L.

Lead Instructor, Architectural Technology 

Daniel Triplett