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Campus News

May 30, 2018

Students complete Certified Medical Administrative Assistant course at GC

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 10th 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

2018 CCMA Class

Seated, left to right: Sarah Uphold, Santana Harman, Mary-Catherine Pennington, Rebecca Glotfelty, Margaret Swick, Joni Davis & Ryann Gank. Standing: Brittnay Welling, instructor; Alexis Wilson, Michelle VanSickle, Felisha Tasker, Allyssa Altman, Sierra Boatman, Taylor Beckman, Tiffani Noble, Maria Bittinger, McKenna Bolyard, Shawn Mayle, Brittney Ashby, Erica White, Terry Friend, Abby Wilson and Brigette Friend, instructor.