Business Administration/Human Resources – Program Highlight

The Business Administration/Human Resource associate degree program from West Virginia Junior College is an 18-month program that prepares graduates for a wide variety of entry-level administrative support positions requiring a human resources background. While human resources and employment law is emphasized, the general education and business courses prepare graduates to work in a wide variety of office settings. Opportunities may exist in business and industry, federal, state, local government, non-profit agencies, and other organizational settings. Some career paths may require additional training and/or experience. The completion of this program could also be used as an opportunity to maintain existing employment or advance in a career.

While students will take a variety of courses, the program’s core group of classes centers around preparing students to sit for the aPHR certification offered through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).  At the end of the program, students will have an opportunity to sit for the certification.  In addition, students will take courses in business law, employment law, and three in-depth courses in human resources, which cover topics from recruitment and selection to discipline and termination. They will also complete a 90-hour externship with a focus on human resources. This degree path is perfect for anyone who desires the HR field or for anyone currently in the HR field seeking to get certified.

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Centerville Clinics – Externship Highlight

Centerville Clinics is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), a non-profit community based health organization. Centerville Clinics has ten facilities across the state of Pennsylvania. The facilities provide comprehensive primary care, dental, and mental health services to people in all spectrums of their life. Centerville Clinics also helps patients access specialty and hospital care services not available at the center. Centerville Clinics participates in most Managed Care programs. Centerville Clinics is providing unique care to those in the state of Pennsylvania, while accepting new patients at each of its facilities.

Centerville Clinics accepts Clinical Medical Assistant students from West Virginia Junior College to complete their 160-hour externship, making the experience enjoyable, while also preparing them for employment. With the number of facilities in the area, Centerville Clinics is able to give students a wide array of experience in different departments.

There are many requirements to complete an externship at Centerville Clinics. Students must successfully pass a drug test, background check, and obtain a child abuse clearance. Students must also have up to date immunization records and complete an educational course. This process prepares the student for requirements that will have to be completed when they are going through the employment process.

Centerville Clinics is a site that is ever growing and has continued to teach Clinical Medical Assistant students what their future will look like in the field. West Virginia Junior College is proud to work with a site that is professional and continuously growing.