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Campus News

January 15th, 2020

Certified Medical Administrative Assistant students complete training program

Garrett College recently announced several students that have successfully completed Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) training. The CMAA training program includes four separate courses totaling 147 hours in the classroom. Following the classroom portion, students are required to complete an externship of 40 hours, working alongside medical assistants in a clinical setting.

After completion of the externship, these students will be eligible to earn their national certification through the National Healthcareer Association by sitting for the Certified Medical Administrate Assistant (CMAA) exam.

Certified Medical Administrate Assistants play a critical role in keeping the healthcare office running efficiently and effectively. This is a highly-rewarding profession and medical assistants are often the first to greet and help patient, and can help set the stage for a patient’s experience.

Orientation dates will soon open for the fall program and registrations are currently being accepted with limited seats available.

The next CMAA program is scheduled to begin on September 1st and classes will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. until 9:15 p.m. at the Garrett College Career Technology Training Center located in Accident.

For additional information about the course or to register, persons may contact Doug Beitzel, program coordinator, at 301-387-3772 or


Seating from left to right are: Shana Briskey, Debra Warnick, Destiny Cook, Emily Welch, Brooklyn Hardesty, Megan Ridenour. Standing (left to right) are: Lindaly Stewart, course instructor; Theresa Dewitt, Jamie Nobles, Keva Roy, Amber Miller, Jennifer Hoover, Lexus Strawder, Chelsea Stephens, Brigette Friend, course instructor. Missing from the photo is Dawn Lohr. Note: all students are residents of Garrett County, Md., except Shana Briskey, a resident of Frostburg, Md.