Students in the Medical Assisting Program at Northeast Alabama Community College have experienced many successes in the program this spring semester.
Student Paula Thomas represented the Medical Assisting-Medical Coding Program in taking and passing the first Certified Coding Associate (CCA) examination with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
Michele Goff recently won a gold medal in Birmingham at the SkillsUSA in the Medical Terminology Division. Michele will go on to compete in Nationals this June in Louisville, Kentucky.
Teresa Wright, who took a spring EKG class under the direction of Rachel Walker, Instructor/Advisor, was so involved in her studies she set up a study guide online for Quizlet.com. It is now available for students around the world to use to study for EKG examinations.
In addition, Carol Harris, not pictured, received a tuition scholarship for the summer from Western Sizzlin’ in Scottsboro.
The Medical Assisting Program at Northeast prepares students for exciting careers in a variety of health care facilities. Graduates of the program are trained to perform both administrative and clinical duties needed for employment in a clinic or physician’s office. Medical Assisting is one of the fastest growing occupations in the United States, according to the US Department of Labor.
Northeast is authorized to offer both Short-Term Certificates and the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Medical Assisting. Graduates of the AAS degree are eligible to apply for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) and/or the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) examination. Short-Term Certificates include: Medical Assisting (general), Medical Coding, EKG Technician, and Phlebotomy Technician.
“Please come and join in on all the fun our Medical Assistant team is having at Northeast,” said Rachel Walker, MAT Instructor/Advisor.
Early registration for the Summer Semester is going on now by appointment. Regular registration is Wednesday, May 31, and classes begin on Thursday, June 1. Registration ends on Monday, June 5.
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