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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 & Bio-Agriculture 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 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@wilkescc.edu 


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  

   

Administrative Assistant
Kristy Caldwell
336-838-6218
 


 
   
   

Bell, Nathan W.

Instructor,Welding
Diploma

nathan.bell@wilkescc.edu 
Matthew Ham   
     
Casey, Keith
Lead Instructor, Computer Engineering Technology
A.A.S., Forsyth Technical Community College;
T.H.B., Andersonville Baptist Seminary
keith.casey@wilkescc.edu
 

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@wilkescc.edu
 

Robert Doyle 
 
     

Duvall, Lyndell D.
Chair. Applied Engineering Technologies; Instructor
A.A.S., Wilkes Community College;
B.S., Emory & Henry College
lyndell.duvall@wilkescc.edu
 


Lyndell Duvall 
 
     
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@wilkescc.edu
 

Billy Eller 
 
     

Gantt, Jayden

Lead Instructor, Welding Technology
jayden.gantt@wilkescc.edu 
Jayden Gantt   
     

Ham, Matthew

Instructor, Automotive System Technology
A.A.S.

matthew.ham@wilkescc.edu 
Matthew Ham   
     
Hartzog, J. Dwight
Lead Instructor, Building Construction Technology
A.A.S, Wilkes Community College;
North Carolina Electrical Contractor License;
North Carolina Plumbing Contractor License;
Qualified North Carolina General Contractor
dwight.hartzog@wilkescc.edu
 

Dwight Hartzog 
 
     
     
     
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@wilkescc.edu
 

Hardin Kennedy 
 
     


Director, Small Business Center
Jeffrey Foster
 

838-6166 

 

   
     

McNeil, Mark G.

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

Mark McNeill 
 
     

O'Connell, Johnny

Instructor, Automotive Systems Technology
A.A.S., Wilkes Community College;
ASE Certified Master Automotive Technician, NC DMV Certified Instructor.
johnny.oconnell@wilkescc.edu
 

Johnny O'Connell 
 
     

Pierce, Mike
Chair, Workforce Development, Lead 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@wilkescc.edu
 


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@wilkescc.edu
 

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

 
 
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@wilkescc.edu
 
 

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@wilkescc.edu
 

Richard Stone 
 


Taylor, Stacie B.

Lead Instructor, Architectural Technology & Building Construction Technology
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
 

 


Stacie Taylor 
 
     

Triplett, Daniel L.

Instructor, Applied Technologies
A.A.S.

daniel.triplett@wilkescc.edu 
Daniel Triplett