SCC Honors Medical Assisting Graduates

Stanly Community College (SCC) recently honored the 2017 Medical Assisting graduates during a breakfast at the Crutchfield Education Center in Locust, NC. Twenty-seven 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 the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Medical Assistant job outlook is projected to grow 23 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

For additional information, contact Starra Herring, Medical Assisting Program Director, at 704-991-0397.

Medical Assisting Graduates

Pictured from left to right.

Front row: Melinda Melton, Jhaquavia Funderburk, Ashlyn Chandler, Misty Foreman, Stacy Spivey, Kalie Grimland, Regina Massey, Laura Carriker, Melinda Hartis, Erica Kluttz, McKayla Poplin, Madison Enloe, Shanice Lilly, Samantha Kendale, and Tracy Austin.

Back row: Starra Herring (program director), Heather Whitley (instructor), Chelsea Wozinsky, Tracie Sanders, Chandler Brown, Brittany Clark, Abree Shields, Mattie Honeycutt, Vanessa Limthong, Lynnsey Chandler, Heather Hume, Jessica Chestnut, Brittany Dorsey, and Casie Hamilton (instructor).

Not pictured: Chasty Yates.