Be a Medical Assistant in Nine Months


West Virginia Junior College offers you a fast track Medical Assisting diploma program in Charleston, WV, where you can be ready for a medical career in months. Employers from Kanawha County, St. Albans, Teays Valley, and Cross Lanes are looking for skilled medical assistants for careers in hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics, and surgical units!

The hands-on training in our WE CARE classroom environment provide you with a team of professors guiding you every step of the way, starting with admissions, continuing through academics, and culminating with career services.

Explore your options in WVJC’s nine month medical assistant program, with classes and training that prepare you for several National Healthcareer Association certification exams. These certification exams include Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, Certified Phlebotomy Technician, and Certified EKG Technician. Now is the time to make your dreams come true and start your healthcare career.

“I highly recommend WVJC! All the staff and teachers are wonderful and truly want to see you succeed, and will go out of their way to help you along the way! Choosing to attend WVJC is the best decision I’ve ever made.” – WVJC Student

About Our Charleston Medical Assisting Diploma Program


Your medical assisting, fast track classes in Charleston, WV train you in multiple skill sets, giving you versatility in the front office, patient care, and diagnostic lab tests.

Some of the clinical skills you will learn include:

  • Checking Vital Signs (Blood Pressure, Temperature, Pulse)
  • Assisting Doctors and Nurses with Exams
  • Conducting Eye Exams
  • Collecting and Processing Medical Specimens
  • Performing Lab Tests
  • Practicing Phlebotomy
  • Managing Sterilizing Procedures
  • Assisting with Minor Surgeries
  • Administering Injections (Shots)
  • Performing EKGs

In nine months your medical assisting classes will also provide you with medical office administration skills which include:

  • Managing a Medical Office
  • Processing Insurance Claims
  • Managing Office Scheduling
  • Using Medical Software Programs
  • Transcribing Medical Charts
  • Practicing HIPAA Procedures

Change your life today for the future that your family deserves! Medical facilities in Charleston, St. Albans, Teays Valley, and Cross Lanes need trained, dedicated, and skilled professionals to care for their patients.

Your Medical Assisting Career


The healthcare field is rapidly expanding as a result of changing demographics and innovative technologies. This is creating career opportunities at medical facilities such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Blood Banks
  • Long Term Care Facilities
  • Surgical Units
  • Children’s Clinics
  • Doctor’s Offices

Why WVJC is Right for You


Be successful now! Contact WVJC Charleston and explore your career potential with our fast track medical assisting training program.

The entire West Virginia Junior College experience is designed to do one thing, which is provide you the right training, academic and personal support, and education services to give you every opportunity to be successful. Your WVJC experience includes:

  • WE CARE Classroom Experience
  • A Convenient Location
  • Academic Support
  • Hands-On Technical Training
  • Interactive Medical Labs
  • Medical Externships
  • Career Services
  • Financial Aid (for those who qualify)

Now is your time to become a medical assistant and start a healthcare career as a team member with doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. In only nine months, you can earn your medical assisting diploma and be able to help examine and treat patients.

Medical Externships and Certifications


Toward the conclusion of your academic experience at WVJC, you will be placed in a medical externship at a hospital, doctor’s office, or other medical facility, under the guidance of a trained supervisor. This exciting, real-world career experience is an excellent opportunity to apply skills developed in the classroom to actual patient situations and events. The externship also gives you the chance to function in a team environment and begin the networking process that could lead to future employment.

Professional certifications are credentials that you will work toward in your nine month Medical Assisting diploma program. Certifications illustrate to potential employers that you have acquired the competencies and skills necessary to become a valuable contributor to their office or department. Your nine month medical assisting classes prepare you to sit for the following National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification exams:

  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Certified EKG Technician
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician

Discover all the possibilities that the WVJC Charleston, Medical Assisting diploma program can present to you by contacting the college today!

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