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Virginia Western School of Career & Corporate Training

Healthcare Pathways: Accelerated Skills Training

What is the School of Career and Corporate Training?

Certificates and Credentials for Accelerated Training Courses:

  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
  • Certified EKG Technician (CET)
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)

Certifications & Credentials can be a Pathway toward other healthcare careers.

For more information on these and other healthcare pathways visit

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

  • 14 Week Course
  • Cross-trained in administrative and clinical skills

Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)

  • 10 Week Course
  • Trained for blood collection procedures in adults and children by venipuncture or micro techniques.

Certified EKG Technician

  • 8 Week Course
  • Trained to perform and interpret EKGs

Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)

  • 15 Week Course
  • Lab and Clinical time to prepare you to work in a pharmacy

Call for Funding Options

  • FastForward Grants
  • G3
  • VA Ready

Most Students Qualify!


Get Skilled Fast

  • Get a healthcare job fast.
  • Get working sooner.
  • Work in the industry while in school.
  • Get “preferred” status on your application into the Associates Nursing Program @ VWCC.

Outlook for these Careers

Increased Demand for Entry Level Healthcare Positions in the Roanoke Valley

  • Medical Assistant ($14 – 19/hr)
  • Phlebotomy ($12 – 18/hr)
  • EKG ($12 – 18/hr)
  • Pharmacy Tech ($14-19/hr)


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