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16 Complete Medical Assisting Program at VHCC

Post Date:05/05/2017 3:07 PM

Sixteen students were honored during a special celebration at Virginia Highlands Community College this week for completing a Career Studies Certificate in Medical Assisting through a new program that began last fall.

Of those 16, all have earned certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and completed safety training provided through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Fourteen have gained Certified Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification by successfully completing the national boards offered through the National Healthcareer Association, and 12 already are working in the field.

 Two of the 16 also have gained certification as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT).

 Instructor Kim Felty said those who have not yet completed the national exams will be testing during the summer months.

“The prospects for job placement are excellent for our graduates and there are a lot of diverse opportunities for them,” she said. “We’re very proud of how well they have done.”

 VHCC began offering the program, which had previously been offered at the Washington County Skill Center, in Fall 2016. The program takes 9 months to complete and includes both classroom lectures and hands-on clinical instruction.

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