Hot Career: TNCC Clinical Medical Assistant Program Prepares Students in 2 Months

Published: February 15, 2010

Medical Assisting is the sixth fastest growing job in the United States, according to the Department of Labor.  Individuals wishing to enter this exciting field can do so quickly with the fast-track Clinical Medical Assistant program at Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC). Classes are now enrolling.

The program takes approximately 2 months to complete. “Most of the students in the first spring class had jobs before completing the program,” says Denise Siegfeldt, TNCC Director of Continuing and Professional Education.

Offered in partnership with Boston Reed College, the program prepares students to help physicians carry out procedures, care for patients, perform simple lab tests and administer medications. The course combines 134 hours of classroom instruction with a 160 hour clinical externship. Students must be 18 years old, have a high school diploma or its equivalent and must also pass an English and math pre-screening.

To register for the class or for additional information, call 757-825-2937 or visit Certified nursing assistants can earn 48 continuing education units for the program.

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