West Virginia Junior College-Charleston Academics
Founded in 1892 as the Capitol City Commercial College, West Virginia Junior College (WVJC) is located in the heart of Charleston, West Virginia. Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools in Washington, D.C., WVJC offers specialized programs in a variety of career fields which earn students associate degrees and diplomas.
At WVJC students may choose among four academic programs: Legal Office Assisting; Computer Information Technology/Technical Emphasis; Business Administration; and, Medical Office Technology. The legal office assisting program prepares students for careers in mortgage companies, banks, private corporations, government agencies, insurance companies, and the legal field. The computer information technology/technical emphasis program provides students with knowledge of computer applications, technical applications, as well as an introduction to hardware/software applications, and information systems. The business administration program provides students with hands-on training which highlights computer operations and business technologies. Students gain knowledge of networking, databases, and how to troubleshoot computer applications issues, as well as business communication skills, general accounting, oral and written communication, and management. The medical office technology program offers clinical training, laboratory training, and training in administrative duties, and communication skills. Academic programs offers at WVJC are career education programs that prepare students for immediate employment. The programs are not designed for transfer to four-year institutions.
The specialized associate degree program includes medical assisting/office technology; medical secretarial/office technology; business administration; computer information technology/technical emphasis; and legal assisting administration. These programs are designed to be completed within 18 months. In addition, WVJC offers diploma programs in the following areas of study: computer office technology, medical secretarial, medical assisting, clerical word processing, and legal office administration.