Medical Assisting

West Virginia Junior College

Medical Assisting

Bridgeport, West Virginia

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assisting Program at WVJC focuses on equipping students with a diverse set of skills essential for the health care industry. Skills taught include:

  • Obtaining patient’s vital signs
  • Assisting physicians or providers with physical exams
  • Performing visual acuity tests
  • Obtaining laboratory specimens
  • Performing capillary punctures for glucose testing
  • Performing CLIA waived testing
  • Performing phlebotomy
  • Sterilizing medical equipment for medical asepsis
  • Assisting with minor office procedures and surgeries
  • Performing injections
  • Conducting EKG
  • Medication preparation
  • Conducting medical research and writing
  • Reviewing law and medical ethics

Tuition: How Much Does West Virginia Junior College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

From West Virginia Junior College's website

The Medical Assistant Program at West Virginia Junior College offers a comprehensive education with varying costs depending on the student's living situation. For students living off campus, the program cost is approximately $26,696. However, for students living with their parents, the cost is significantly reduced to around $19,107. These costs cover the entirety of the program and are not subject to out-of-state fees.

Program Length: How Long Is West Virginia Junior College's Medical Assisting Associate Program?

The program length for the Medical Assisting program at WVJC takes approximately 2 years or less. (72 weeks)

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About West Virginia Junior College

West Virginia Junior College (WVJC) is a private junior college with its main campus in Charleston. 

Established in 1892, WVJC offers associate degrees and diplomas in the healthcare and business fields. With campuses in Morgantown and Bridgeport, and an online program since 2011, the college is dedicated to providing career-ready education in a variety of programs. 

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