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Medical Assisting

Clinical Medical Assistant Skills

Students enrolled in the Clinical Medical Assistant program at West Virginia Junior College participate in clinical sessions held at the Medical Assisting Lab at the Morgantown campus. Clinical experience is critical to the education of our students. It helps to provide a hands-on learning experience where they can ask questions and learn vital skills to their future roles as medical … Read more

Celebrating National Medical Assistants Day!

Today, October 18th, 2023, is National Medical Assistants Day, and WVJC is here to show our appreciation for all that medical assistants do! We will explain the job duties of a medical assistant and why they are essential members of the healthcare team. Read on to learn more about these healthcare heroes! What Is A … Read more

Medical Assisting – Blood Pressure Lab

Hands-on experience is a big part of our Clinical Medical Assistant program at WVJC Bridgeport. Our students are trained in an environment where they can regularly use their new career skills throughout the program. Watch as students work with their instructor, Jenna Camden, and each other to practice taking blood pressure readings. To start your … Read more

Medical Assisting: Procedures in the Lab

Watch WVJC medical assisting students demonstrate how to draw the medication into a syringe. The lab classes at WVJC allow students to access small classroom environments with loads of hands-on training. Our accelerated programs help our students step into their careers ready to go. Our Clinical Medical Assistant program is available in 9, 12, and … Read more

Medical Assisting Hand Washing Demonstration

Hands-on learning is a big draw for the WVJC Clinical Medical Assistant program. Our students thrive in an environment where they can use their new career skill sets regularly. As part of the degree program, a general education requirement students take is an effective communication course. Watch as medical assisting student Mia demonstrates how to … Read more

Clinical Medical Assisting: Blood Pressure Demonstration

Learn How to Take Blood Pressure At WVJC, our students enjoy the hands-on learning environment provided to help them learn new skills. Celebrating the success of a new skill is just as important as passing the certification* exams and graduating. Watch as clinical medical assisting students Maddy and Deonna demonstrate how to take a patient’s … Read more

Morgantown High School Tour

On May 19, 2023, West Virginia Junior College in Morgantown, WV, held a special tour for a class of juniors and seniors from Morgantown High School. The students learned about programs such as dental assisting, information technology, pharmacy technician, nursing, and medical assisting. The tour began with a quick briefing of the programs offered at … Read more

Live in The Medical Assisting Lab: EKG Demonstration

West Virginia Junior College’s Medical Assisting Director, Chelsea Abbott, hosted a live-in-the-lab event on Facebook this month. Watch as Chelsea walks her current students through the process of an EKG. WVJC offers hands-on learning environments to help students obtain and retain the skills covered weekly for use in the field. Medical assisting students in our … Read more

Medical Assisting: Clinical Laboratory Procedures

In the Clinical Laboratory Procedures course, students are introduced to urinalysis, phlebotomy, hematology, chemistry, serology, and medical microbiology. They specifically focus on learning about specimen collection, handling, testing, and selected examinations. In this particular session of CLP, WVJC students practiced their phlebotomy skills. Each of the students took turns preparing their materials and retrieving a blood sample from a patient. This … Read more

Careers vs. Jobs: The Path To Finding Your Passion

Are you ready to make a move from a job you don’t love to a career that provides you with stability and advancement opportunities? WVJC can set you on the path to your new career and help you leave short-term jobs behind. Continue reading to learn how to gain knowledge and skills to change your … Read more