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Areas of Study at Virginia Western


Health Professions

The health professions programs at Virginia Western prepare students with the skills and expertise needed to establish meaningful careers in today’s dynamic and challenging health care environment. With the rising demand for health care services, the need for qualified individuals continues to grow. Virginia Western offers programs to prepare students for careers in nursing, dental hygiene, radiography, radiation oncology, medical laboratory technician, and phlebotomy.

Associate of Applied Science Degrees  
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) programs are designed to prepare students to directly enter the workforce. Some programs may be able to transfer to four-year institutions with which we have agreements.

Dental Hygiene
AMT: Medical Administrative Management
Medical Laboratory Technology
Nursing (RN)
    LPN to RN Bridge Program
Physical Therapist Assistant (Available Fall 2021)
Radiation Oncology
Veterinary Technology

Associate of Science Degrees  
Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Arts (AA) programs are designed to transfer to a four-year institution.

Science: Health Sciences

A Certificate is a program of study of fewer than two years in length with a major in an occupational area.

Practical Nursing (LPN)

Career Studies Certificates  
A Career Studies Certificate is a program of study of less than one year in length in an occupational area.

Computed Tomography (CT) Imaging (Fast Track) (available online)
Health Records Coding (Fast Track)
Introduction to Dental Hygeine
Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technician
Introduction to Nursing
Introduction to Physical Therapist Assistant
Introduction to Practical Nursing
Introduction to Radiation Oncology
Introduction to Radiography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) (Fast Track) (available online)
Medical Office Specialist
Medical Office Specialist - Advanced
Medical Billing (Fast Track)
Nurse Aide (Fast Track)
Phlebotomy (Fast Track)

Fast-Track Certifications  
Fast-track programs offer credit and non-credit courses for business and industry training, retraining and certifications, as well as courses for community and personal enrichment.

Certified Medical Assistant
Certified Nurse Aide
Dental Pain Management for Dental Hygienist
Dental Radiation Safety Certification
Medical Administrative Assistant
Medical Billing Support
Pharmacy Technician Program