West Virginia Junior College
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West Virginia Junior College at Morgantown
West Virginia Junior College Morgantown was founded in 1922. The institution (originally called Morgantown Commercial College) was located on High Street and if offered basic courses that emphasized business skills required at the time, such as typing, bookkeeping and penmanship. The institution grew over the decades both in student body and course offerings. In 1952, the institution received its initial institutional accreditation and it was renamed the Morgantown Business College. As it grew, the institution began expanding its curriculum by adding medical and computer courses. In 1968, the current campus was constructed and the institution moved from its original location on High Street to its current location. In the 1970s, the institution continued to expand both its computer and medical curriculums. In the early 1970s, it was one of the first institutions in the state to develop a curriculum for the evolving career field that is known today as medical assisting. Also, in the 1970s, the institution was granted the authority to offer associate degrees by what was then known as the West Virginia Board of Regents. (Today, the institution is authorized to operate as a post-secondary institution by the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education.) Growth in both student body and curriculum offerings continued in the 1980s as the institution established a branch campus, Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. In the 1990s, the institution embarked on a program to upgrade and enhance both the institution and its curriculum. As a result, in 1998 the Institution received a higher grant of accreditation and changed its name to West Virginia Junior College. Recognizing the increasing need for medical personnel, the institution has continued to increase its emphasis on health career education.
West Virginia Junior College at Charleston
West Virginia Junior College Charleston, originally Capitol City Commercial College, was established on September 1, 1892. The College was originally established to train students in secretarial and business office skills and has undergone changes in location and curriculum through the years to keep up-to-date with the changing need of area employers. Current program offerings include information technology, legal and allied health majors in addition to the traditional business-oriented programs. In 2001, the College established an additional campus in Bridgeport to secure the career training needs of north central West Virginia residents.
West Virginia Junior College at Bridgeport
West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport was established in 2001 to meet the growing needs for technical, medical, and business training in north central West Virginia. It is an additional campus of the West Virginia Junior College, Charleston, WV, which was named Capitol City Commercial College, when it was established on September 1, 1892. The Institution was originally established to train students in secretarial and business office skills and has undergone changes in location and curriculum through the years to keep up-to-date with the changing need of area employers. Current program offerings include information technology and allied health majors in addition to the traditional business oriented programs.