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Campus News

February 19th, 2019

GC students complete Certified Medical Administrative Assistant course

CMAA Class of 2019

Seated, left to right: Jami Miller, Julia Knotts, Amy Wilburn, Alexis Sharpless, Mary Holman.

Standing are: Brigette Friend, instructor; Brittany Golden, Brittany Carney, Lauren Baker, Chanda Beckman and Kristen Kight.

Garrett College just completed another Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) course. This course 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, the student is eligible to earn 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 are being set up for the fall program and registrations are currently being accepted with limited seats available.

The next class will begin on September 9th and 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 doug.beitzel@garrettcollege.edu.