Medical Assisting students complete training

Pictured from left to right. Front row: Starra Herring (Program Director), Heather Rose, Elizabeth Vera, Samantha Tuz, Sindy Rubio, Tracy Campbell, and Makayla Huffman. Back row: Lauren Pullen, Whitney Hart, Allie Hamilton, Alaina Hammill, Katie Davis, Ashley Robinson, and Casie Hamilton (Instructor). Not pictured: Anita Yow.

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Stanly Community College (SCC) recently honored the 2018 Medical Assisting graduates during a breakfast at the Crutchfield Education Center in Locust. Thirteen 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, “Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 29 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.”

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

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