West Virginia Junior College
College programs are designed for you to be job-ready in months with career-focused, hands-on training in a friendly, small-school environment where you receive individual attention. As a WVJC student, you will have access to modern classrooms and laboratory equipment, individualized attention in a small class setting, and job placement assistance. Along with academic credentials and certifications, our faculty brings industry knowledge to the classroom, helping students understand both theory and real-world experiences. WVJC is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and awards diplomas and associate degrees.
Originally Capitol City Commercial College, WVJC was founded in 1892 and is located in downtown Charleston, WV. West Virginia Junior College is an accredited, degree granting institution where they know their students by their names, not their student ID numbers. With the added convenience of day or night classes, concentrated curriculum allows you to obtain your degree in months, not years.
Features and Benefits at West Virginia Junior College
- Hands-on training emphasized.
- Programs designed to make graduates employable
- Financial aid available for those who qualify
- Modern classrooms and laboratory equipment
- Four day school week
- Day and evening classes
- Small classes with individualized attention
- Associate degrees in 18 months, or less.
- Have your high school diploma from an accredited public or private secondary school or have satisfactorily completed the General Education Development (GED) test.
- Visit the school and meet with a member of the admission staff
- Schedule a financial aid interview.
Applications for admission are evaluated within two weeks of our receiving your completed application, including official transcripts and completed admission assessment
The WVJC Medical Assisting Program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in various medical settings. Students are trained to assist physicians and other health-care professionals in the examination and treatment of patients in doctors’ offices and hospitals. They are also prepared for medical office administration careers.
- Assisting in minor surgery
- Sterilization procedures
- Urinalysis and culture techniques
- Assisting in physical exams
- Taking vital signs
- Medical insurance and coding
- Office management
- Patient records
- Medical transcription
- Computer applications and operations
Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
West Virginia Junior College is eligible to participate in the federal financial aid programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and as administered by the U.S. Department of Education. Also, WVJC is eligible to participate in the WV Higher Education Grant Program administered by the State of West Virginia.
The FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid) is an extremely important part of the financial aid process. It assists Financial Aid Officers in determining which federal funding programs you are eligible to receive.
West Virginia Junior College assists graduates in obtaining employment in their field of study. From a Career Preparation Course to an In-Field Externship, they provide the best training available for job searching, interviewing and maintaining a professional image.
West Virginia Junior College follows a formula of admitting qualified students into their programs, training them with exceptional instruction and hands-on experience and then placing them in careers in their field. Here are a few ways we prepare their students for careers!
1. Career Preparation
2. Mock Interviews
4. Career Fairs
5. Life-Time Job Placement Assistance
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