Launch Your Career In Months With WVJC Online
WVJC Online offers a unique Clinical Medical Assistant program that allows you to take your medical classes online and still receive clinical training in phlebotomy, EKGs, injections, and lab skills, from an in-person instructor.
WVJC Online helps you balance family, work, and school to take advantage of the career opportunities available to medical assistants without having to reschedule your life to attend classes every day.
Discover how you can stay home and go to school online with 24/7 tech support and mobile access to classes by requesting information from WVJC Online!
“The online program has been extremely accommodating since I work full-time. I am so excited to graduate and gain employment within the medical field.” – MacKenzie Marsh, WVJC Student
Online College that Works!
WVJC Online helps you balance your studies with work and family responsibilities by offering you the opportunity to stay home and go to school. WVJC Online offers the following services:
- Small Online School Atmosphere
- 24/7 Tech Support
- Mobile Access
- Interactive Medical Labs
- Medical Externships
- Career Services
- Academic Support
- WE CARE Classroom Experience
- Financial Aid (for those who qualify)
Real Skills For Real Jobs
Clinical medical assistants are cross-trained to perform a variety of clinical, lab, and administrative responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:
- Obtain patient vital signs
- Assist physicians or providers with physical exams
- Perform visual acuity test
- Obtain laboratory specimens
- Perform capillary punctures for glucose testing
- Perform CLIA-waived testing
- Perform phlebotomy
- Sterilize medical equipment to achieve medical asepsis
- Assist with minor office procedures and surgeries
- Perform injections
- Perform EKGs
- Medication preparation
- Conduct medical research and writing
- Review law and medical ethics
Applying Your Degree
Trying to determine a path to follow in your medical assistant school training? Some possibilities include the following areas:
- Medical Assisting
- Lab Assisting
- EKG Monitoring
- Unit Clerk
- CLIA Waived Testing
- Lab Testing
Associate degree students will also learn skills in the following medical assistant training focuses:
- Medical office management
- Medical insurance processing
- Electronic health records
- Computer and software usage
Medical Assistant Externships and Certifications
At WVJC, we know your goal is quickly getting into your dream career. So we’ve designed our Clinical Medical Assistant program to meet your career goals and the needs of West Virginia employers. Experience and certifications are a great way to improve your marketability to employers.
As one of our Clinical Medical Assistant students, you will complete an externship as part of your program. This on-the-job training allows you to apply the skills you’ve learned in the real world with real people. This experience is invaluable and will enable you to showcase your skills to employers who hire medical assistants.
Our Clinical Medical Assistant program prepares you to be career-ready; it’s also designed to prepare you to sit for National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification exams. These exams can strengthen your appeal in the job market. Some of the certifications our students can choose to take include:
- Certified Clinical Medical Assistant*
- Certified EKG Technician**
- Certified Phlebotomy Technician**
Clinical Medical Assistants are an essential part of the medical team. Discover all the possibilities available to you with a clinical medical assistant associate degree. Call WVJC today at 877-25ONLINE or Request Information to learn more about the program.
*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.