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

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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.

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Community colleges are a key resource in attaining the nation’s goals for an educated work force

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Since arriving at Thomas Nelson Community College a little over one year ago, I have witnessed with dismay an institution seeking to fulfill its mission in the wake of what seems to be interminable budget reductions. One might argue that the halcyon days of generous public support for higher education are gone forever. But are they, and if so, at what cost?

According to one recent legislative report, funding for higher education in Virginia has declined by almost 24 percent since fiscal year 2008. Clearly, if we continue along this path our future is imperiled.

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