Be Career Ready In 9 Months

West Virginia Junior College’s nine-month Dental Assisting program is a career-focused, accelerated course of study structured to prepare students for their careers in less than a year.

WVJC’s nine-month dental assistant students are valued and versatile healthcare team members. While enrolled in this program, students acquire skills in dental procedures, oral hygiene, office management tasks, and dental technology.

Students benefit from an integrated academic experience that includes classroom instruction, interactive labs, externships, and career services.

We amplify our student’s success with our WE CARE approach throughout their educational journey. We support them as they develop intellectually, mentally, emotionally, and vocationally.

WVJC’s nine-month dental assisting students prepare and are qualified to sit for the following National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP) certification exam:

  • Nationally Registered Credentialed Dental Assistant (NRCDA)*

*Certification is contingent upon passing this industry certification exam.

5 Step Plan For Success

West Virginia Junior College provides its students with a structured educational and training plan designed for quick entry into specific career areas. The WVJC experience begins with classroom instruction, continues with hands-on training, and culminates in career services.

Watch the video to understand how the WVJC 5-step plan is your plan to change the direction of your life.

Learn About Our 5-Step Process

“I appreciate everything they have done, and I would recommend this school to anybody looking to go to school for anything they offer.”  –  Bianca Young, WVJC Student

Dental Assistant Skill Sets

WVJC’s nine-month dental assisting training consists of a combination of front office management, chairside care, and dental technologies and includes:

  • Exposing and developing radiographs
  • Sterilizing dental instruments and equipment
  • Educating on proper oral hygiene
  • Assisting dentists during dental procedures
  • Managing patient records
  • Mixing dental cement and preparing teeth
  • Taking dental impressions and performing laboratory duties
  • Scheduling procedures

Start your path to becoming a dental assistant today by requesting information!

Student Services Help Students Succeed

West Virginia Junior College’s administration and faculty understand students must balance their education and career goals with family and work responsibilities. Therefore, each student is treated as an individual and has access to a wide array of resources to help them succeed.

  • Classroom Instruction
  • Student Support
  • Counseling Referrals
  • Financial Literacy Exposure
  • Interactive Labs
  • Externships
  • Career Services
  • Scholarships*
  • Financial Aid**

Start preparing for your future today by requesting information.

*Scholarships available to those who qualify. See catalog for detailed eligibility requirements.
**For those who qualify.

Dental Assisting Externship and Certification

WVJC’s nine-month Dental Assisting program is career-focused. Students invest their time and work developing skills for specific job categories. Externships and certifications augment the skill-based learning delivered in the classroom.

Externships are placements in dental work environments where students apply their newfound abilities and chairside manners to real-world situations and patients.

Certifications show employers that potential employees understand the language and possess the common skill sets to perform within the workflow of their operations.

WVJC nine-month dental assisting students are qualified to take the Nationally Registered Credentialed Dental Assistant (NRCDA) certification exam*.

*Certification is contingent upon passing this industry certification exam.

“The staff is very helpful and always interactive with everyone.” – Felicity Davis, WVJC Student

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Get Started

Get started at WVJC today by applying to our career training school online!

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Scholarship Information

Scholarship Information

Scholarships are available for many of our programs and vary by location.