Gallipolis Career College is an independent, private, fully accredited, two-year degree granting college dedicated to the mission of providing students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will enable them to seek and secure careers in business, industry, and government.
To fulfill its mission, the administration of the college strives to provide an educational environment that offers students opportunities for career, personal, and social growth. This is accomplished largely through linking educational offerings with community needs and resources. Through surveys of local businesses and the input of its advisory committee, the college is able to present a specialized, career-oriented curriculum that is both relevant and forward-looking.
Programs of study are continually reviewed, and the college employs qualified faculty and staff that provide students with support services in academics, counseling, admissions, financial assistance, and placement assistance.
The college was founded in 1962 under the name of Gallipolis Business College. Originally located on State Street in Gallipolis, the college was moved to 36 Locust Street in 1964. In 1978, it was moved to the Spring Valley Plaza, 1176 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis. In 1984, the college changed its name to Southeastern Business College. In January 1990, the Shirey Corporation purchased Southeastern Business College. The college changed its name to Gallipolis Career College in October 1998. Robert and Jeanette Shirey locally own the Shirey Corporation.