Be a Medical Assistant in Nine Months
West Virginia Junior College offers you an accelerated Medical Assisting diploma program at our Bridgeport and Charleston campuses, where you can be ready for a medical career in months. In addition, employers from all over the state, including Kanawha and Harrison Counties, are looking for skilled medical assistants for careers in hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics, and surgical units!
The hands-on training in our WE CARE classroom environment provides a team of professors guiding you every step, starting with admissions, continuing through academics, and culminating with career services.
Explore your options in WVJC’s nine-month medical assistant program, with classes and training that prepare you for several National Healthcareer Association certification exams. These certification* exams include Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, Certified Phlebotomy Technician, and Certified EKG Technician. Now is the time to make your dreams come true and start your healthcare career.
*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam.
5 Step Plan For Success
West Virginia Junior College provides its students with a structured educational and training plan designed for quick entry into specific career areas. The WVJC experience begins with classroom instruction, continues with hands-on training, and culminates in career services.
Watch the video to understand how the WVJC 5 step plan is your plan to change the direction of your life.
“The classes have been very helpful in gaining valuable experience in this field. I would recommend these classes to anyone.” – Ethan Mehr, WVJC Student
About Our Medical Assisting Diploma Program
Your accelerated medical assisting classes train you in multiple skillsets, giving you versatility in the front office, patient care, and diagnostic lab tests.
Some of the clinical skills you will learn include:
- Checking Vital Signs (Blood Pressure, Temperature, Pulse)
- Assisting Doctors and Nurses with Exams
- Conducting Eye Exams
- Collecting and Processing Medical Specimens
- Performing Lab Tests
- Practicing Phlebotomy
- Managing Sterilizing Procedures
- Assisting with Minor Surgeries
- Administering Injections (Shots)
- Performing EKGs
In nine months, your medical assisting classes will also provide you with medical office administration skills which include:
- Managing a Medical Office
- Processing Insurance Claims
- Managing Office Scheduling
- Using Medical Software Programs
- Transcribing Medical Charts
- Practicing HIPAA Procedures
Change your life today for the future that your family deserves! Medical facilities need skilled professionals who are trained and dedicated to caring for patients.
Your Medical Assisting Career
The healthcare field is rapidly expanding as a result of changing demographics and innovative technologies. This is creating career opportunities at medical facilities such as:
- Blood Banks
- Long Term Care Facilities
- Surgical Units
- Children’s Clinics
- Doctor’s Offices
Why WVJC is Right for You
Be successful now! Contact WVJC and explore your career potential with our accelerated medical assisting training program.
The entire West Virginia Junior College experience is designed to do one thing, which is to provide you with the proper training, academic and personal support, and education services to give you every opportunity to be successful. Your WVJC experience includes:
- WE CARE Classroom Experience
- A Convenient Location
- Academic Support
- Hands-On Technical Training
- Interactive Medical Labs
- Medical Externships
- Career Services
- Financial Aid (for those who qualify)
Now is your time to become a medical assistant and start a healthcare career as a team member with doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. In only nine months, you can earn your medical assisting diploma and be able to help examine and treat patients.
Medical Externships and Certifications
Toward the conclusion of your academic experience at WVJC, you will be placed in a medical externship at a hospital, doctor’s office, or other medical facilities under the guidance of a trained supervisor. This exciting, real-world career experience is an excellent opportunity to apply skills developed in the classroom to actual patient situations and events. The externship also gives you the chance to function in a team environment and begin the networking process that could lead to future employment.
Professional certifications are credentials that you will work toward in your nine-month Medical Assisting diploma program. Certifications illustrate to potential employers that you have acquired the competencies and skills necessary to become a valuable contributor to their office or department. In addition, your nine-month medical assisting classes prepare you to sit for the following National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification exams:
- Certified Clinical Medical Assistant*
- Certified EKG Technician**
- Certified Phlebotomy Technician**
Discover all the possibilities that the WVJC Medical Assisting diploma program can present to you by requesting information today!
*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Required/ Included in Tuition/Fees.
**Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Optional at own expense.