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ACCC to Hold Clinical Medical Assistant Information Session on Aug. 24 at its Three Campuses

August 14, 2006

If you are interested in learning about a rewarding career with increasing job opportunities, Atlantic Cape Community College will hold a live, interactive information session about its new Clinical Medical Assistant Program from 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 24. The session will be broadcast from ACCC’s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, D-building, to the distance education classrooms at its campuses in Atlantic City at 1535 Bacharach Blvd., and Cape May Court House at 341 Court House-South Dennis Road.

Participants will receive information on the program’s benefits, salary and career options and working conditions of a clinical medical assistant.

The six-month training is full time and begins in September through ACCC’s Health Professions Institute. Classes are taught by experienced and certified instructors.

Medical assisting is one of the fastest growing careers according to United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. Medical assistants are highly trained individuals who perform a variety of administrative and clinical duties in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other healthcare facilities. Clinical duties include taking medical histories, recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination, and assisting the physician during the examination.

Students completing all course requirements will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification examination.

For more information, contact Ghyll Theurer at (609) 343-5652 or (609) 463-4774. ext. 5652, in Cape May County.