Medical Assisting Students Complete Training

Stanly Community College (SCC) recently honored the 2019 Medical Assisting graduates during a pizza get-together at the Crutchfield Education Center in Locust.  Sixteen students completed the program this year. 

The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled healthcare professionals who are qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures. Employment opportunities include ambulatory settings such as physicians' offices, clinics, and group practices.  

Stanly Community College offers a variety of program options including a Medical Assisting degree, certificate, or diploma, as well as a Medical Billing and Coding certificate option.    

The Career and College Promise (CCP) program is a state program that allows high school junior and senior students (with a GPA of 3.0 or higher) to take tuition-free college courses.  SCC’s CCP program currently offers eight tuition-free courses for the Medical Assisting program.    

According to EMSI Data (, medical assisting jobs in our region will grow to 5,699 by the year 2024; income is currently at $15.29 per hour; and there are currently 4,905 jobs available.  

For additional information, contact Starra Herring, Medical Assisting Program Director, at 704-991-0397, or visit us on the web at  

Picture of Students

Pictured from left to right kneeling: Dakota Beachum (Norwood), Alicia Todd (Albemarle), Kelly Eveland (Locust), Casey Allen (Polkton), Abria Currie (Albemarle), Abby Perdue (Norwood), and Megan Huneycutt (Locust).  Standing: Britney Nash (Concord), Shanna Sears (Concord), Allison Huneycutt (Kannapolis), Akira Odedere (Albemarle), Starra Herring, Jamie Colson (Norwood), Prittania Crew (Albemarle), Deasia Wilson (Albemarle), Melissa Parsons (Albemarle), and Brandy Bright Padgett (Mt. Pleasant).   

 Not pictured: Casie Hamilton, Medical Assisting Instructor.