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What Is the Difference Between LPN and RN?

August 6, 2021 | OVCT

Nurses have the opportunity to help people every day and truly make a difference in the lives of their patients. Many people dream of a career in nursing, and maybe you are one of them. Nursing is an exciting career field to choose from, with many different healthcare areas you could work in. The nursing field is growing, which makes...

Jenna Glenn – Student Highlight

August 2, 2021 | OVCT

Before enrolling at Ohio Valley College of Technology, Medical Assisting student Jenna Glenn attended another college but didn’t feel it was a good fit. “It was a huge school, and there were people everywhere you looked. My experience was ok, but the school overall was not for me,” she said. After visiting the OVCT campus and meeting with Donna in admissions, Jenna knew...

Thresea Gilchrist – Graduate Highlight

July 20, 2021 | OVCT

Before attending OVCT, I had no prior college experience. I was a happy wife to a very wonderful man of 42 years and counting. We have 3 children and 6 beautiful grandchildren. At the time, I was recently laid off from my job as a Customer Resource Coordinator/ Medical Records Specialist and realized it was time to go to school. I...

Career Services at OVCT

July 12, 2021 | OVCT

Whether you’re just graduating high school and starting college for the first time or going back to school as a nontraditional student, career services can greatly impact your educational experience and future job prospects. Choosing a college that offers career services helps you prepare for the professional world and gives you a jump-start in your career. We are committed to...

Shaylon Brentley – Student Highlight

July 6, 2021 | OVCT

Before attending Ohio Valley College of Technology, business administration student, Shaylon Brentley, attended New Castle School of Trades. There he was enrolled in their Electrical Industrial Maintenance program. However, he did not feel this school was the best fit for him. “The classes were all over the place, so I took a break from my schooling and worked a full-time job with...

The Emerging Trend of Skills-Based Learning

June 25, 2021 | OVCT

According to LinkedIn research, skills-based hiring is on the rise in the United States. LinkedIn found that out of people who are hiring, 77% are investing more toward hiring based on a candidate’s skills or competencies. This increased focus on hiring candidates with the right skill set has led to the emerging trend of skills-based learning. So, we’re here to...

Refresh Dental Alliance – Externship Highlight

June 18, 2021 | OVCT

Ohio Valley College of Technology’s Dental Assisting program is honored to be affiliated with Refresh Dental Alliance. Refresh Dental Alliance has been serving the Ohio Valley area for the last 10 years by integrating a philosophy that goes above and beyond what the consumer expects of their dental healthcare. Refresh Dental Alliance offers a variety of dental services including, but...

The Return to Campus

June 11, 2021 | OVCT

With more people getting vaccinated and places starting to open back up, we are all making the transition back into our in-person lives. So many of us have gone back to our in-person jobs, our children have returned to school, and colleges are getting their students back on campus. Here at Ohio Valley College of Technology, we’re super excited that...

Hayley Sowinski – Student Highlight

June 2, 2021 | OVCT

Meet one of Ohio Valley College of Technology’s medical assisting students, Hayley Sowinski! Hayley previously attended the Community College of Beaver County with hopes of becoming a radiology technician. She quickly found that this was not the path for her. “Although that was a bit of a rough patch, everything works out for a reason, and I am glad that...

What Is the Difference Between a CNA and MA?

May 21, 2021 | OVCT

There are terrific reasons why a lot of people would like to start a career in healthcare. There is continuous growth within the healthcare industry and various job options available. Starting a career in healthcare also allows you to help people by making a difference in their life when it’s needed the most. There are many opportunities for starting a...