Behind the Scenes of Building Pharmacy Tech Kits

Are you a pharmacy technician student wondering where your clinical practice kits come from? Or a prospective student wondering how you will do clinicals at home? Take a look as the team here at WVJC banded alongside Pharmacy Technician Program Director, Jamie McGuire to create these kits that are sent right to your home!

Talk to an admissions advisor today and find out how you can get started in our WVJC Online Pharmacy Technician program!

Lindsey Thomas – Student Highlight

Lindsey Thomas is a WVJC student in our online Clinical Medical Assistant program and is a CNA at a local hospital. After hearing WVJC’s commercial on the radio, she decided to go online and request more information.

After a few phone conversations with an admissions advisor, Lindsey made her decision. “I remember thinking, wow, these people are truly on my side. They want me to succeed. They’ll push me to do my best, and they’ll let me know how to do better if I’m not.”

Lindsey’s college experience wasn’t always this way. Before attending WVJC, Lindsey was a student at another institution. She felt the class sizes were too big, and she wasn’t getting the help she needed from instructors, which led Lindsey to feel overwhelmed. Now, with attending WVJC Online, Lindsey is able to have the flexibility she needs to further her education while still spending time with family and working full-time.

Lindsey chose to enroll in the Clinical Medical Assistant program because she feels it will allow her to broaden her skills in the healthcare field. The program’s credentials will allow her to enjoy the best of both worlds between administrative tasks and direct patient care.

Lindsey’s favorite class so far has been Psychology. She has always been fascinated by the human mind, and she loves being able to understand different behaviors and developments.

A perfect day for Lindsey would involve spending the day with her family and indulging in her favorite junk food – potato chips.

After graduating, Lindsey’s ideal position would be working in a doctor’s office or specialty practice, such as gynecology and obstetrics or pediatrics. If you’re interested in getting more information about WVJC’s fast-track online Clinical Medical Assistant program or any other program, request information here!

How to Enroll For Online Fall Classes
In The COVID-19 Era

Living in a digital world has changed the way that we look at so many things, education included. During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic these past few months, so many people experienced layoffs, furloughs, and company closures. While our campuses experienced temporary closures, like so many other schools across the country, WVJC Online continued to prepare students for a career. WVJC Online offers convenience and flexibility for our online associate degree programs to make earning your degree more attainable. The majority of WVJC Online students are nontraditional – they already have families, kids, jobs, etc., and need a flexible schedule. This is a great advantage that our online students have over traditional college students. If something similar to the recent pandemic were to occur again, our students will be able to continue on their degree path without many changes to their daily routine.

WVJC Online has a team of admissions advisors committed to helping you achieve your goals. Once a potential student has taken the first step of deciding it is time to change their life, our advisors go to work for you. The most important part of the admissions process is the virtual college tour, which potential students can complete from the comfort of their own home in front of their computers. The purpose of the virtual college tour is to determine how WVJC may be able to assist you to take the next step toward meeting your career goals. Virtual college tours include information that all potential students are looking for  – information about their fast-track program of interest, certifications that they may be eligible to sit for, how our online portal works, our hands-on personalized financial aid process, and our dedicated career management team.

WVJC Online enrolls future graduates who are motivated to start or further their career in their chosen field. If you think this describes you, request information today and an admissions advisor will be in touch shortly!

Jess Lowe – Admissions Advisor Highlight

Hi!  My name is Jess Lowe and I am the High School Admissions Advisor for WVJC Morgantown and Online! I’ve been a part of the WVJC family for about a year and a half, and my favorite part of working here, aside from all the amazing students and families that I get to help, is working alongside such dedicated and caring faculty and staff.

I am the proud mom of 3 amazing kids and I have a strong belief that each new day provides the opportunity to do better than the day before, which usually means I’m in pursuit of some goal! Those goals vary, but are often related to exercise, eating healthy, reading a new book, or watching a documentary. I spend a lot of time with my family, enjoy music of any kind (except new country), and love to hike/ camp, read, bake, garden, and crochet. I’m super competitive and play a lot of card and board games with my family.

I absolutely love to explore and someday hope to spend my retirement traveling the continent in my Food Truck. This will allow me to fulfill my lifelong dream of living completely untethered to any particular place and meeting as many people and experiencing as many different cultures as possible.  My first stop is going to be Red Rocks Amphitheater near Denver, Colorado. Stop by and let me know which other areas I should put on my bucket list.

If you are a high school senior, there is a good chance that you will meet with me on your journey toward college. If you have any questions about WVJC, would like to tour our campus, or need to know the next scholarship deadline, feel free to reach out to me at lowe.jessica@wvjc.edu. I look forward to meeting you!

Emma Cannon – Admissions Advisor Highlight

“ I enjoy connecting with our students and encouraging them to believe in themselves to see their true potential.”- Emma Cannon

Emma Cannon is an Admissions Advisor at WVJC Online. As an Admissions Advisor, it is her job to guide a potential student through the admissions process. She tends to create a close bond with the students that she works with.  It is very common to find her chatting with her students, helping them over the “bumps in the road” that happen from time to time. She teaches her students her own philosophy on goal setting. She says, “I have learned to acclimate my goals based upon life’s everyday challenges. That makes them more achievable.” Emma not only teaches her students this philosophy, but lives by it herself.

Emma has been working in the admissions department for more than a year.  She came to work at the school to advance her career, but did not expect the experience she has since had. “I wanted to give my son a better life…It has been the best decision, and the most rewarding career that I have ever had.”  If you ask most faculty and staff at WVJC, they would agree that helping our students achieve their goals is the best part of what we do. In Emma’s words, “I enjoy connecting with our students and encouraging them to believe in themselves to see their true potential.”

Emma’s personal motivation has always come from within, but she credits her son for the level of motivation that she has each day. “After my son was born, my motivation doubled because I had two lives to be responsible for.” Emma uses this motivation to help our students head down the road to a great career and a great life. Emma believes that there is a solution to every problem. She lives her life that way and uses that philosophy to help every student, and potential student, that she works with. “I still encounter obstacles every day, but I never give up and, instead, always find a way.”

If you have ever thought about going back to school, give Emma a call at the school and ask her about WVJC’s many online associate degree programs.