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March 8, 2022

Students complete Certified Medical Administrative Assistant training at GC

Registration currently being accepted for fall program


Seated from left to right are: Jo Casey (Oakland), Kim Chilcoat (Grantsville), Jessica Muir (Corriganville). Standing are: CMAA program instructor Lindaly Stewart; Rachel Wiley (Grantsville), Sadie Powell (Frostburg), Bridgett Lucus (Oakland). Missing from the photo: CMAA program instructor Bridgette Friend.

Garrett College students 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, students will be 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," stated Doug Beitzel, CMAA program coordinator. "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 class will begin on September 6th, 2022 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, contact Beitzel at 301-387-3772 or