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Financial Aid Process, Not As Scary As It May Seem!

February 27, 2019 | WVJC Staff

Preparing for college requires quite a bit of homework.  First, you need to find a field of study that you’re interested in. Then, you have to determine if that field of study can provide you with the life you want to lead once you have completed college and start into the workforce.  Once you have narrowed your programs, then you...

Professionalism – Part 2

February 26, 2019 | WVJC Staff

In our last blog, we discussed how professionalism is a key component to any work environment. Specifically, we discussed competence, reliability, honesty, integrity, and respect. These are extremely important in remaining professional in the workplace. Equally as important are compartmentalization and positivity. Today we will discuss these aspects of professionalism, and why they are important in the workplace. Compartmentalization is...

Career Services Highlight Featuring Selena Ramey!

February 21, 2019 | WVJC Staff

My name is Selena Ramey and I am the Career Management Director here at the West Virginia Junior College Charleston campus. I have been fortunate enough to work here for the past 4 years and love getting to know the students! As the Career Management Director I work closely with our students from the beginning of their time here at...

Dustin Talton – Graduate Highlight

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Dustin Talton is a recent graduate of our Clinical Medical Assistant Program at WVJC Online.  When he started his journey to look for an online school, he had to have a few very important criteria: a strong education in his intended field and the flexibility to work around his work and family life.  Dustin found what he needed when he...

Kali McGuire – Student Highlight

February 18, 2019 | WVJC Staff

Kali is enrolled in the Dental Assisting program at West Virginia Junior College Charleston.  She decided Dental Assisting was the best fit for her because she has always been interested in teeth and oral surgeries. She also likes that dental offices typically have family-friendly hours. “I chose WVJC because I was able to get on a fast track to an...

Zach Maxon – Student Highlight

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Zachary Maxon graduated from Morgantown High School and immediately knew he was going to come to West Virginia Junior College.  He is the fourth person in his family to graduate from WVJC!   Both of his grandparents are graduates of the campus as well as his aunt.   He didn’t want to attend WVU.  “I didn’t want to deal with all those...

Professionalism – Part 1

February 7, 2019 | WVJC Staff

Professionalism is a key component to being successful in any work environment, but what exactly is it? In a nutshell, professionalism involves traits such as competence, reliability, honesty, integrity, respectfulness, compartmentalization, and positivity. Let’s break these traits down and evaluate what they mean in a professional capacity. What does it mean to be competent in the workplace? Employers want to...

Employee Highlight – Lisa Frank

February 5, 2019 | WVJC Staff

Greetings!  My name is Lisa Collingwood Frank and here is a little information about me! Education My path to a teaching career began when I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from California University of Pennsylvania in 1992; while there, I also minored in English and psychology.  After many, many, many years, I decided it was time to...

Meet Dental Assisting Program Director, Ariel Alderson!

January 29, 2019 | WVJC Staff

Six weeks come and go quickly, according to one of our newest faculty members Ariel Alderson.  She is new to the teaching field but not new to dental assisting world.  According to Ariel, “having the opportunity to educate in the field she is passionate about is extremely rewarding.”  Even though the six weeks fly by as an educator, the knowledge...

Network Administration/Security – Program Highlight

January 28, 2019 | WVJC Staff

West Virginia Junior College-Charleston offers the Network Administration/Security program. In this networking program, students are able to obtain an 18-month associate degree in a hands-on learning environment. This program covers a wide variety of skills including, securing network infrastructure, understanding core security concepts, managing secure access, VPN encryption, firewalls, intrusion prevention, web and email security, SIEM Technology, Cloud and Virtual...