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Taylor Daft – Graduate Highlight

May 29, 2020 | WVJC Staff

In December of 2018 Taylor was preparing herself for her upcoming enrollment into the WVJC Bridgeport PN program. Before this, she was the traditional college student that went to a university right out of high school without any real plan. When that did not work out, she was left discouraged and worried about what to do next. Then she started...

Danielle Mills – Student Highlight

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With a vision to succeed, Danielle Mills needed the right program that aligned with her passion and career goals. Danielle made the decision to enroll in the Clinical Medical Assistant program at WVJC Charleston. Danielle said, “Choosing a career path came down to visiting WVJC. The staff helps students from the very beginning to ensure they are on the right...

Amie Starliper – Student Highlight

May 22, 2020 | WVJC Staff

Amie Starliper is a WVJC Online student. She chose to enroll in the Medical Coding program for a new career path. Prior to being a student at WVJC, Amie had attended other post-secondary schools. Her experiences, at both institutions, were quite different. At her first post-secondary schools, she didn’t feel challenged enough and that was one of the main reasons...

The Value of Short Term Degrees

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The last two generations of college students were taught a similar idea as a high school student. This idea was to go to college and get a degree, any degree, and that would lead you to the “promise land” in the job market. College meant getting a traditional degree from a traditional college setting.  While that environment still fulfills a...

Chelsea Abbott – Faculty Highlight

May 15, 2020 | WVJC Staff

Chelsea Abbott is the Medical Program Director at WVJC Charleston. She graduated from WVJC Morgantown in August 2016 with a specialized associate degree in medical assisting. Chelsea is also a certified phlebotomy technician and certified medical assistant through the National Healthcareer Association. Before attending WVJC, Chelsea attempted other universities. She said, “I am so glad I chose WVJC for my...

Taylor Wagner – Student Highlight

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Taylor Wagner is a student in the Dental Assisting program at West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport.  Prior to attending WVJC, she obtained her certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant through her high school.  She began working at a local hospital (United Hospital Center) and worked as a CNA for 5 ½ years before realizing this wasn’t the direction she wanted...

Centerville Clinics of Pennsylvania – Externship Highlight

May 8, 2020 | WVJC Staff

West Virginia Junior College and Centerville Clinics of Pennsylvania have created a strong business relationship over the last several years. Centerville Clinics largely accepts students from the Clinical Medical Assistant program as well as the Medical Office Administration program and students who were placed at Centerville for their externship often receive job offers upon completion of their programs. Centerville Clinics...

Emma Harvey – Student Highlight

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The transition from high school to college can be a difficult one.  As a senior in high school, you start to feel the crunch of what happens after graduation pretty early on. Emma Harvey knows this feeling well.  As a senior in high school, Emma was looking for a place that might be a good fit for her to pursue...

We’re Here for You Through COVID-19

April 24, 2020 | WVJC Staff

Our lives have dramatically changed in the last few weeks as we all adjust to dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. From our movements being restricted, to learning to homeschool our children, to the heroes on the front lines battling this virus, we have all been affected. At West Virginia Junior College, we want our students, our community, and our future...

Michael Asbury – Graduate Highlight

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Michael Asbury was a senior at Riverside High School when he learned West Virginia Junior College offers an associate degree in Information Technology. Michael always had an interest in learning about computers, specifically hardware. He scheduled a college visit to learn more about the program and during that visit, he realized WVJC was a great fit for him. Michael chose...