October 19, 2011


Medical Assistant Students Earn Certifications

Northeast Alabama Community College is pleased to announce that students from the Medical Assistant Program have successfully passed the Clinical Certified Medical Assistant (CCMA) or National Phlebotomy Exam (CPT- Certified Phlebotomy Technician Exam). Pictured below are Christi Wade, National Health Association coordinator for proctoring the exams; Patricia Laney (CPT); Rebecca Mars, Medical Assistant Instructor; Ramona Barkley (CPT); Diane Bain (CPT); Jessica Sanders (CPT); Renee Thomas (CPT); Amy Williams (CPT); and Rachel Walker, Medical Assistant Program Director. Also receiving the CPT but not pictured are Diane Boldware, Deanna Gaines, Yvonne Burt, Shasta Whited, Kayla Trotman, Sonya Stanton, Shawn Walker, Craig Nichols, Kimberly Solt, Dena Brown and Angie Johnson.

Those receiving the Clinical Certified Medical Assistant (not pictured) are Natalie Kirby (CCMA), Diane Boldware (CCMA), Deanna Gaines (CCMA), Yvonne Burt (CCMA), Diana Long (CCMA), Judy Brooks (CCMA), Shannon Hass (CCMA) and Dena Brown (CCMA).

Medical Assistant is a fast growing profession with a 50% increase in the number of positions available through 2014. Students who graduate go to work in physicians’ clinics and lab settings, while others work from home as medical transcribers. Graduates are trained to perform both administrative and clinical duties needed for employment.

For more information about the Medical Assistant program, please call Rachel Walker at NACC at 256.228.6001 or 256.638.4418, ext. *2323, or by email at