Less than one mile from the Lonesome Pine Regional Business & Technology Park is The University of Virginia’s College at Wise where significant computer-related degree programs are ongoing and a Bachelor of Science degree in Software Engineering is a new core curriculum being offered. Mountain Empire Community College and UVA-Wise complement the technology park model by offering training in information technology certifications. The community college offers associate degrees, certificate programs, teleservice career curriculum and customized training to meet the specific needs of business and industry. The Wise County and Norton City schools also offer a full range of K-12 programs serving 7,000 students, including a distance learning center and fiber-optic interactive classrooms. The Wise County Career and Technical Center provides a wide range of traditional and non-traditional vocational and technological opportunity experiences.