Dayna Ferrari – Student Highlight

Clinical Medical Assistant student Dayna Ferrari started attending WVJC in August 2020 after graduating from Capital High School.  Dayna said, “My decision to attend WVJC was an easy one.” Dayna has always had an interest in the medical field. She said, “WVJC Clinical Medical Assistant program is fast-track, has smaller classes, and offers a flexible schedule which gave me the confidence to start my college education.”

The Clinical Medical Assistant program at WVJC offers various courses that provide students hands-on training in clinical skills for entry-level positions working in any setting in healthcare. Dayna said, “My favorite class so far is Anatomy and Physiology with Dr. Settle. I have always been enthralled by the inner workings of the body and how it functions.” Another favorite class of Dayna’s is her medical assisting lab class taught by Program Director Chelsea Abbott. She said, “I find the lab work very interesting and hands-on, which helps me focus and retain the information I have learned.”

Dayna has worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) for two years. She enjoys helping people but is looking forward to expanding her scope of practice as a Certified Medical Assistant. After graduation, Dayna wants to work as a medical assistant in a pediatric setting. Her long-term goal is to become a Registered Nurse in the pediatric wing of a hospital, married, and have her own home and start a family. In her free time, Dayna enjoys binge-watching her favorite shows on Netflix and researching medical issues taking place around the globe.

We asked Dayna if she has any advice for a new student, she said, “My advice to new students would be to make sure you start on a strong foot, don’t be afraid to talk to your instructors, they understand everything that is going on, big or small.  Get involved in the school; it will help you to succeed more.”

Dayna said, “I would absolutely recommend WVJC to friends and family! Growing up, I always needed one-on-one communication with my teacher; not only did I get that at WVJC, but it also offered an environment where I could focus and buckle down.  The staff is also very understanding in regards to your life outside of school, and the flexible schedule makes it easier to keep my job and focus on my studies without becoming overwhelmed.”

To learn more about WVJC’s Clinical Medical Assistant 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!

Yolanda Bass – Student Highlight

WVJC graduate, Yolanda Bass, enrolled in college at WVJC in 2013 because of the fast-track programs, location of the school, and friendliness of the staff and faculty. She graduated with an Associate Degree in Business Administration in 2014. After receiving her business training, she worked as an administrative assistant.

Yolanda always had an interest in the medical field, and in 2019, she decided she wanted to further her education at WVJC. Yolanda applied, and was accepted, into the fall 2019 Associate Degree in Nursing program at WVJC Charleston. She said, “I attended WVJC previously and I loved the smaller classes where people know you by name, instead of just a number.”

The staff and faculty at WVJC follow “WE CARE” values and strive to help empower change by creating opportunity for students. Yolanda said her favorite part of attending WVJC is the friendliness of the staff and the sense of community. She said, “I have built friendships that have become great for networking.” We asked Yolanda who her favorite teacher is and she said, “I love Kishia, she is always happy and her personality is contagious.” She further stated, “Kishia inspires us to do our best and is always available to offer help or answer questions.”

After graduation, Yolanda would like to work at Charleston Area Medical Center as a registered nurse. Yolanda is looking forward to financial stability and a flexible schedule as a registered nurse so she can spend more time with her daughter. If you would like to know more about the fast track medical programs or other programs at WVJC, request information here!