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Medical Assisting

Discover WVJC’s Pathway Program

WVJC offers Medical Assisting students a pathway to nursing school. Spending 12 months in the accelerated Clinical Medical Assistant program to help prepare students for the Nursing program. Learning medical skills in a hands-on environment is the key to their success. Micah and Joey, two current WVJC students, discuss their experiences with the medical assistant … Read more

Hunter Tustin – Graduate Highlight

Before enrolling at WVJC, Hunter Tustin was trying to figure out the right career path for himself. He was graduating from high school and trying to determine if he should attend college. He decided to attend an 18-month program that would have him working in the field quickly. Hunter chose to attend WVJC Morgantown because … Read more

MA Strep Test Demonstration

Today, watch Caitlin Syrews – West Virginia Junior College’s Clinical Medical Assistant Program Director, and McKenzie Wright – a current Clinical Medical Assistant student, demonstrate how to perform a rapid strep test. A rapid strep test is known to be CLIA-waived. The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments regulate laboratory testing and require clinical laboratories to be … Read more

How to Triage a Patient

Check out our VLOG on why WVJC students decided to further their education. Our students learn hands-on skills to become ready for their careers in healthcare, business, and information technology! In this video medical assisting students demonstrate how to properly triage a patient.  To learn more about WVJC fast-track programs, visit wvjc.edu today!

Chantel Garrett – Student Highlight

Medical Assisting student, Chantel Garrett, decided to contact WVJC to learn more about our fast-track healthcare programs. Chantel attended a local community college before attending WVJC, but it was not the right fit. When she entered the doors at WVJC, she knew she selected the right college to further her education! She said, “I decided … Read more

Explore Your Options for
College Classes This Fall

Are you ready to make the move and start working toward a new career? Are you looking for a small-school atmosphere with supportive instructors who are committed to your success? If so, then WVJC may be the perfect choice for you! Attend our webinar to find out your options for college classes this fall. Register … Read more

Encompass Health – Externship Highlight

Sue Bolyard, the Program Manager of Hospital Education, gave WVJC Online a peek at what our WVJC Online Clinical Medical Assistant students will experience during their externship at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Morgantown. “Your WVJC students will receive training about our rehabilitation patients. We provide medical care and also functional care. Your students will … Read more

What I Would Wear – College Edition

WVJC Charleston students came together to share with you what they would wear in different scenarios. Starting with a typical school day, then transitioning to their externship, and then on to their career. On a typical day, students spend time in the classroom getting hands-on experience. So students can dress more casually. When our students … Read more

Wheeling Health Right – Externship Highlight

West Virginia Junior College is honored to have collaborated with Wheeling Health Right to provide hands-on learning opportunities for our Medical Office Administration and Clinical Medical Assistant students. Wheeling Health Right’s journey and commitment to their patients is undeniably admirable. Beginning as a soup kitchen in the 1980s to today, where they have been able … Read more

Cheslea Brown – Student Highlight

Clinical Medical Assistant student Cheslea Brown began taking classes at WVJC in September 2020.  Before starting classes at WVJC, Cheslea was a stay-at-home mom to her three children. She had never attended college before, but she knew it was time to further her education.  She decided to come to WVJC because of the small classroom … Read more