History of WVJC

Exceptional Career Training Since 1892!

You may have heard the jingle on the radio… “Great career. Great life. West Virginia Junior College!” Or you may recognize the familiar logo with the yellow starburst. If you live in West Virginia or the surrounding states, odds are you’ve heard of West Virginia Junior College. In this blog, you will learn the history of WVJC, what the school is all about, the student experience, and the healthcare and professional career training programs available.
WVJC Great Career Great LIfe

So, keep reading to learn more about West Virginia Junior College and how we can help you further your education toward your dream career!

About West Virginia Junior College

West Virginia Junior College (WVJC) has a rich history of training qualified professionals who meet industry needs. In 1892, the first campus was established in Charleston, West Virginia, and has since expanded by opening campuses in Morgantown and Bridgeport, West Virginia. Then, in 2011, WVJC developed an online platform that allows students in West Virginia and the surrounding states access to career training.

The WVJC Student Experience

WVJC strives to provide each student with an exceptional learning experience by following our established academic process. This process offers students personalized care and attention from everyone they meet from the first time they reach out through graduation. 

Students can expect to receive a combination of didactic courses, hands-on lab experiences, clinical rotations, an externship with a regional employer, and certification* or licensure** preparation, regardless of their program of choice. WVJC graduates will complete their schooling and enter the workforce equipped with the knowledge, skills, and experience to be successful in their new careers.

In addition, WVJC students are supported by each employee they meet along the way. The admissions team, academic team, career management department, instructors, and faculty are there to guide them throughout their educational journey. As a benefit of attending WVJC, our career management team will organize a real-world externship and assist with interview preparation, resume assistance, job placement, and more. This gives students the valuable industry experience to feel confident about entering their new careers. Additionally, WVJC alums can return to school to take brush-up courses^ in their field of study to refresh their skills as the industry evolves. 

Our Programs

WVJC has been trusted to train nurses, allied healthcare, and professional services employees across four residential and online campuses for over 130 years. As industries evolve, it is crucial that career training also adapt. WVJC tunes into the needs of local employers, providing students with up-to-date training in their desired fields. Programs offered vary between campuses; see below for current offerings.

WVJC Morgantown

The WVJC Morgantown campus is located in downtown Morgantown. It offers residential courses in Information Technology and Nursing for students. Additionally, students interested in nursing have the option to complete didactic courses virtually and then complete the hands-on component of the program at Mon Health System facilities through the WVJC School of Nursing at Mon Health program. 

WVJC Bridgeport

The WVJC Bridgeport campus is a great option for students in central West Virginia who aim to complete their courses residentially. Students at the Bridgeport campus have opportunities to complete training in Dental Assisting, Clinical Medical Assistant, Medical Office Administration, Practical Nursing, Nursing, 9-Month Medical Assisting, and 9-Month Medical Office Administration

WVJC Charleston

The WVJC Charleston campus was the first to be established in downtown Charleston. It has since moved its facility to Cross Lanes. Students at the Charleston campus can complete programs in Business Administration, Information Technology, 9 Month Medical Assisting, 9 Month Medical Office Administration, Clinical Medical Assistant, Medical Office Administration, and Nursing. Additionally, students who wish to complete a nursing program virtually can enroll in the WVJC School of Nursing at CAMC program, which allows them to take didactic courses online and then complete hands-on aspects of the program at CAMC facilities. 

WVJC Online

WVJC Online’s programs are an excellent option for students who live further from a residential campus, have busy schedules, or otherwise benefit from virtual learning. Current program offerings include:

Allied Healthcare- Dental Assisting, Clinical Medical Assistant, Medical Office Administration, Medical Coding, Pharmacy Technician, and Healthcare Administration.

Professional Services- Cybersecurity, Business Administration, Business Administration/ Accounting, and Business Administration/ Human Resources.

Nursing- Nursing, Hybrid Nursing-Beckley, Hybrid Nursing-Huntington, Hybrid Nursing-Martinsburg, Hybrid Nursing-Parkersburg, and RN to BSN. Hybrid locations allow students to take courses virtually and complete clinical rotations at affiliated regional facilities.

Get Started Today!

Do you want to achieve your goal of a new career? Let WVJC help you along the way! Start your journey toward a better future by Requesting Information today!

*Certification is contingent upon passing the corresponding industry certification exam.

**Passing the NCLEX-RN exam is required to become a Registered Nurse.

^Career Management Services are subject to specific conditions and requirements and to continued campus operations. Please see the corresponding campus catalog for complete details.