Why You Should Choose An Accelerated Training Program

Have you been considering furthering your education? Perhaps you’ve been looking for a training program that allows you to balance family, work, and college. Or you want to avoid spending four to six years at a traditional school taking classes you won’t need in your career. If this sounds like you, attending one of WVJC’s accelerated training programs may be just what you are looking for.

Continue reading to learn more about how attending one of WVJC’s accelerated programs can benefit you! 

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What Are The Benefits of Accelerated Training?

Attending an institution with accelerated training programs can prepare students for a successful educational experience and professional career. At WVJC, students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to start their careers in less time than at a traditional school.

Time Spent In School

We understand that the ultimate goal of education is to prepare students for their future careers. WVJC programs are direct admission, accelerated training courses that allow students to be prepared to start their new career in two years or less. Traditional schools can require students to take multiple prerequisites and general education courses, whereas WVJC students immediately start classes directly related to their program of interest. 

Industry-Specific Learning 

Students in a WVJC accelerated program will have the advantage of taking industry-specific courses designed to help them excel in their future careers. This allows our students to spend time learning the specific skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their careers.

How Can Accelerated Training Help You?

Attending an accelerated training program can not only help you start your new career quicker, but it can also help you get ahead of the competition when it comes time to look for a job. As a result of your time at WVJC, you will gain hands-on experience and prepare to sit for industry certifications, showing potential employers that you have the skills and the ability to apply them to your career. 

Hands-On Experience

Another way attending an accelerated program can set you apart is by participating in hands-on lab experiences, clinical rotations, and an externship. At WVJC, our students attend lab sessions and clinical rotations where they apply the skills learned in classroom lectures to a hands-on scenario. Toward the end of their program, our career management team will assist students in pairing them with a local facility to complete an externship, where they will work in their desired career field and gain valuable experience. 

Earn Industry Certifications 

At WVJC, we understand that students must learn the skills they need for their careers but also have the ability to perform them in the workplace. Therefore, our programs are designed to prepare students to sit for industry-specific certification exams, which shows employers that you have been evaluated by a third-party organization and possess the most up-to-date knowledge in your specific field. 

Our Practical Nursing and Nursing programs are designed to prepare students to sit for the NCLEX exam, which is the passing standard for both Registered Nurses° and Licensed Practical Nurses~.

WVJC Has Options For You!

Have you made the decision to attend an accelerated program at WVJC? If so, we have options to help you find the right program that fits your lifestyle and career goals. WVJC offers accelerated online, residential, and nursing training programs that allow you to balance family, work, and school. 


Attending an online program may be a good fit for you if you live a busy life, balancing work schedules, family obligations, and more. You’ll complete virtual lectures on your own time, then complete lab experiences either online or in-person on designated weekends, depending on your program. WVJC Online students will also complete an externship at a local facility to gain hands-on experience. 

Our online program offerings include Business Administration, Business Administration/Accounting, Business Administration/Human Resources, Charleston Online Nursing, Clinical Medical Assistant, Cybersecurity, Dental Assisting, Healthcare Administration, Medical Coding, Medical Office Administration, Nursing, Nursing at Mon Health, and Pharmacy Technician.


Do you benefit from face-to-face learning with instructors? If so, attending a residential program at our Morgantown, Bridgeport, or Charleston campus may be for you! In our residential programs, students will complete lectures and lab components at the campus of their choice, then complete clinical rotations and an externship at a facility local to them.

Our residential programs include* Business Administration, Clinical Medical Assistant, Dental Assisting, Dental Assisting – 9 Months, Information Technology, Medical Assisting – 9 Months, Medical Office Administration, Medical Office Administration – 9 Months, Nursing, and Practical Nursing.


For students wanting to pursue a career in nursing, WVJC has options for both residential and hybrid-online programs. Students located near Morgantown, Bridgeport, or Charleston, West Virginia, have the opportunity to take classes at a WVJC campus. For those located in other areas of West Virginia and the surrounding states, WVJC offers hybrid-online nursing training based in Parkersburg, Martinsburg, Beckley, and Huntington, WV. In addition, students in select rural counties of West Virginia can enroll in our Online Nursing program, which our state-of-the-art Mobile Nursing Lab supports.

Jumpstart Your Career With An Accelerated Program at WVJC!

Deciding to further your education can seem overwhelming, especially when many program options are available. WVJC is here to help you navigate through the process and find the best fit for you! Get started on the path to an accelerated program by Requesting Information today!


°Passing the NCLEX-RN exam is required to become a Registered Nurse.

~Passing the NCLEX-PN exam is required to become a Practical Nurse.

*Not all programs listed are offered at each campus. See website for most current offerings.