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 equips students with a range of essential skills to excel in health care settings, including:

  • 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 Diploma Program at West Virginia Junior College (WVJC) has a tiered tuition structure based on the number of credits taken per term. Full-time students taking 12 or more credits will pay a tuition of $3,995. For students taking 9-11 credits, the tuition is $3,395, while those taking 6-8 credits will pay $2,795. Students taking less than half time, or 1-5 credits, will pay a tuition of $2,195. In addition to tuition, there are other fees including an Education Resource Fee of $495 and an Application fee of $25. Please note that these costs are estimates and actual costs may vary.

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

The program length for the Medical Assisting Certificate Program at WVJC is 12 months.

From West Virginia Junior College's website

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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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