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History

Huntington Junior College was founded in 1936 by Chester A. Riley, Jr. He served as president of the corporation for more than 60 years. The College is centrally located in downtown Huntington, West Virginia. The current facility, the former Cabell County Public Library, was renovated to accommodate the College’s programs while preserving the historical character of the structure. The facility remains on the National Register of Historic Places. The College’s initial course offerings were shorthand, typing, and bookkeeping. Today, eight Associate’s Degree programs are offered in Accounting, Business Management, Administrative Technology, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Medical Coding, Realtime Reporting, and Substance Abuse Counseling Assistant. 

Huntington Junior College is a corporation under the laws of the State of West Virginia. It is operated by a Governing Board. Carolyn Smith serves as President of the Corporation and Sharon Snoddy serves as Secretary-Treasurer. Carolyn Smith and Sharon Snoddy have a long history with the College and are sincerely interested in the students, the community, and prospective employers. They both serve on the Governing Board and serve as President and Associate Director of the College. 

The other members of the Governing Board are interested community leaders in business and education that offer sound guidance on the curricula and operations of the College. 

The College offers the only National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) certified Realtime Reporting Program in the state of West Virginia, available both on campus and online.