The Clinical Medical Assistant program at West Virginia Junior College is an 18-month associate degree program. In those 18 months, students learn how to take patient vital signs, draw blood, give injections, perform and read EKGs, assist with medical examinations and more! As a part of the Clinical Medical Assistant program, each student completes an externship. During these externships, students have an opportunity to take what they have learned in the classroom and apply it in a professional setting. After completing all coursework, the students take the CCMA- Medical Assistant Certification through the National Healthcareer Association.