Launch Your Career In Months With WVJC Online
WVJC Online offers you a unique Clinical Medical Assistant program that allows you to take your medical classes online and still receive your clinical training, such as phlebotomy, EKGs, injections, and lab skills, from an in person instructor.
WVJC Online helps you balance family, work, and school so that you can take advantage of the career opportunities available to medical assistants without having to reschedule your life to attend classes every day.
Discover how you can stay home and go to school online with 24/7 tech support and mobile access to classes by requesting information from WVJC Online!
“WVJC was the perfect stepping stone for me when I didn’t know where to turn in my college experience. Their medical assistant program provided hands-on clinical experience that gave me not only book knowledge, but also practical knowledge that I feel a traditional university experience doesn’t give you.”
– Caitlyn Thompson, Clinical Medical Assistant Program Graduate
Online College that Works!
WVJC Online helps you balance your studies with work and family responsibilities, by offering you the opportunity to stay home and go to school. WVJC Online offers the following services:
- Small-school atmosphere
- 24/7 tech support
- Mobile access
- Interactive labs
- Career services
- Quality affordable degrees
- Be career ready in months
Real Skills For Real Jobs
Clinical medical assistants are cross trained to perform a variety of clinical, lab, and administrative responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:
- Obtain patient’s vital signs
- Assist Physician or providers with physical exams
- Perform visual acuity test
- Obtain laboratory specimens
- Perform capillary punctures for glucose testing
- Perform CLIA waived testing
- Perform phlebotomy
- Sterilize medical equipment to achieve medical asepsis
- Assist with minor office procedures and surgeries
- Perform injections
- Perform EKG
- Medication preparation
- Conduct medical research and writing
- Review law and medical ethics
Applying Your Degree
Trying to determine a path to follow your medical assistant school training? Some possibilities include the following areas:
- Medical Assisting
- Lab Assisting
- EKG Monitoring
- Unit Clerk
- CLIA Waived Testing
- Lab Testing
Associate degree students will also learn skills in the following medical assistant training focuses:
- Medical office management
- Medical insurance processing
- Electronic health records
- Computer and software usage
Externships and Certifications
At WVJC, we know your goal is to get in to your dream career fast. We’ve designed our Clinical Medical Assistant program to meet your career goals and the needs of West Virginia employers. Experience and certifications are a great way to improve your marketability to employers.
As one of our Clinical Medical Assistant students you will complete an externship as part of your program. This on-the-job training allows you to apply the skills you’ve learned in the real world with real people. This experience is invaluable and also allows you to showcase your skills to employers in your area who hire medical assistants.
Not only does our Clinical Medical Assistant program prepare you to be job ready, but it’s also designed to prepare you for certain National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification exams which can strengthen your appeal in the job market. Some of the certifications our students can choose to take include:
- Certified Clinical Medical Assistant*
- Certified EKG Technician**
- Certified Phlebotomy Technician**
Clinical Medical Assistants are an important part of the medical team. You’ll dress in a medical uniform, have a career you love and be able to achieve financial security. To learn more about the program, call WVJC today or Request Information.
*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Required/ Included in Tuition/Fees.
**Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Optional at own expense.