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Externship Highlight – Conde & Malone Family Dentistry

Externship Location – Conde & Malone D.D.S., INC Family Dentistry According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 11% from 2020 to 2030, faster than average for most occupations. An estimated 44,000 openings for dental assistants are projected each year, on average, over the next ten years. … Read more

What Kind of Hands-On Skills Will You Learn at WVJC?

Today, watch Ezra Dolan, West Virginia Junior College’s Information Technology Specialist, and one of his information technology students, Evan Warner, perform the proper way to add an IP address on a Cisco Router. Learning how to correctly put an IP address on a Cisco Router is one of the first skills that information technology students … Read more

Happy Nurses Week 2022!

West Virginia Junior College wants to express our sincere appreciation for the work, dedication, and commitment nurses devote to their patients and communities. As we celebrate National Nurses Week, we recognize the remarkable impact nurses have every day. Thank you, nurses, for all you do. Happy Nurses Week! Nurses are valued healthcare team members because … Read more

Kyra Toms – Student Highlight

Kyra Toms started her journey at West Virginia Junior College in April of 2021. Kyra chose the Dental Assisting diploma program, which allows her to learn the skills needed for today’s dental field in just 12 months. Kyra says she made this choice because of “the layout and time length of the program, and it … Read more

West Virginia Junior College Awarded Grant To Expand Nursing Education in West Virginia

West Virginia Junior College has been awarded a grant to expand nursing education in the state of West Virginia. The funds awarded through the Nursing Workforce Expansion Program will help address the current nursing shortage by educating and training qualified nurses in various regions of the state, including the areas of Beckley, Huntington, Martinsburg, and … Read more

Handwashing Etiquette

Today, watch Emily Junkins and Molly O’Dell, students in West Virginia Junior College’s Dental Assisting program, perform proper hand washing etiquette. Proper handwashing requires a specific protocol to be effective. In this video, the student’s list and perform the following steps. First, the recommendation of using warm water, as it has a better bacterium and … Read more

Laura Barker – Student Highlight

Laura Barker states that she chose West Virginia Junior College because it had a fast-track degree program geared toward careers in the medical field. Laura began WVJC’s Medical Billing/Administration program in August of 2021. Laura says that at WVJC, “It is very easy to get help and ask questions.” Her favorite part of the medical … Read more

Vanessa Bowles – Staff Highlight

Vanessa Bowles is the Dental Program Director at WVJC Bridgeport. She has been a dental hygienist for 24 years and is a 1998 graduate of West Virginia University School of Dentistry’s Division of Dental Hygiene. Although born and raised in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, she has devoted her entire career to serving the dental needs of rural … Read more

Nursing Preceptorships

West Virginia Junior College-Bridgeport excels in preparing its students for careers after graduation. The practical nursing students and the registered nursing students are given the opportunity to pick an area of interest to complete their required hours of preceptorship. The college prides itself on giving the students the required experiences to mold a strong, educated … Read more

Kaleb Schoonover – Student Highlight

Kaleb Schoonover is a current student enrolled in the Information Technology program at West Virginia Junior College. Kaleb recently graduated from Elkins High School in 2021. Currently, Kaleb works for Sears in Elkins, West Virginia. Kaleb decided to attend WVJC Bridgeport for a number of reasons. The biggest reason for his choice is that the … Read more