Monongalia County Health Department – Externship Highlight

West Virginia Junior College and Monongalia County Health Department have had a working relationship for the last several years. The Monongalia County Health Department accepts WVJC students for externships from our Business Administration, Medical Office Administration, and Clinical Medical Assistant programs. Throughout the years, several students have not only completed their externships with Monongalia County Health Department, but have also gotten hired to work there upon graduating.

The Monongalia County Health Department has been in Morgantown since 1929, moving to their current office in 1975. Their mission is to achieve a healthy community by protecting and promoting public health through education, training, community awareness, advocacy and the provision of health services. There is a wide array of services provided at the Mon County Health Department including adult vaccinations, dental services, family planning, gynecologic services, and immunizations.

Students who complete their externship with the facility are able to get a wide angle view of medicine and business, allowing them to expand on their knowledge and skills. Students are able to be hands on at this facility while being taught by professionals who have been in the community for a number of years. Monongalia County Health Department is dedicated to focusing its efforts on making Monongalia County an even better place to live while serving the community on a daily basis.

The future of West Virginia Junior College and Monongalia County Health Department seems to be bright and rapidly growing. There is a need in Monongalia County for compassionate and responsible people to carry on all the great work this facility has done. West Virginia Junior College hopes to continue to fulfill that need for the facility and the community.