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The Value of Short Term Degrees

May 22, 2020 | WVJC Staff

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...

West Virginia Breast Health Initiative (WVBHI) – Externship Highlight

April 17, 2020 | WVJC Staff

West Virginia Junior College partners with local hospitals, businesses, and organizations in the Charleston area to provide students real-world experience through externships. Students complete these externships during the last twelve weeks of their program. Externships are a great opportunity for students to network with in-field professionals and gain valuable career-focused experience. A recent business administration graduate, Telicia McClleland, had the...

Theresa Correia – Staff Highlight

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Theresa is the Administrative Assistant/Front Office Manager for WVJC Bridgeport. She was a Navy brat from the time she was born in Virginia Beach until her father received his honorable discharge. After that, her family finally chose West Virginia as their home since it is where her mother’s family is from. She absolutely loves it and wouldn’t want to live...

Paige Walker – Student Highlight

April 9, 2020 | WVJC Staff

It takes years for some people to figure out what it is that they want to do with their lives. However, for one student, it came naturally. Paige Walker worked at Oceana Medical Center for 5 years, as a phlebotomist, but took time off to be with her two young daughters. Now that they are both in school, she decided...