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Mountain State College

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Social Services Assistant

Dependency Disorders Technology Occupational Associate Degree

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This program is designed to develop graduates who will be technically proficient in dealing with the problems of addiction in a variety of settings and who will function under the supervision of a health care professional. You will receive training on how to communicate with diverse types of people and personalities. Areas of focus include Group Process, Case Management, Family Systems, Eating Disorders, Alcoholics Anonymous and Addiction, Relapse Prevention, Pharmacology, Motivational Interviewing, and Public Law. You will learn the skills and knowledge related to the twelve core functions of the addiction counselor as determined by the WV Certification Board for Addiction & Prevention Professionals. The program includes an externship to obtain real-world experience. As a graduate of the Dependency Disorders Program, you can help guide others back to stable and healthy lives.

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Occupational Associate Degree

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The Medical Assistant Program offers great courses to students who have a passion to help others. While in the program, you will be taking classes that teach you about the anatomy and physiology of the human body, reproductive system, urinary system, diseases, disorders, treatments, cardiovascular system, digestive system, respiratory system, and diagnostic tests for those systems. You will learn how to prepare patients for physical exams, the precautions, sterile and aseptic techniques, specimen collection, and vital signs, all of which the program covers through labs and demonstrations. You will also do hands on training on things such as; taking vitals, first aid, ECG use, injections, finger sticks and blood draws. The program includes an externship to obtain real-world experience. After completion of the program you could take many different career paths to work in a physician’s office, hospitals, and many other health care facilities. There are many career choices out there in the medical field for people that genuinely enjoy helping others.

Graduates qualify to sit for the National Center for Competency Testing ( Medical Assistant Exam.

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1508 Spring Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101
United States