Our Clinical Medical Assisting (CMA) program cohort held its end-of-course celebration on Saturday, February 15, 2020.
The Jobs Partnership of Florida, our community partner, also attended to support the six students who completed their 12-week soft skills program offered by LifeWorks.
On the day of the celebration, Sandra Conley, instructor, medical programs, demonstrated our new CAE Juno high-tech nursing simulation mannequin.
This was the first CMA cohort to use the mannequin in the program, giving the students critical training in patient simulation, measuring blood pressure, heart rates, pulses and more.
All but one student passed the final certification exam, and their credits can articulate to nine credit hours toward the Associate in Science in medical administration.
The students who successfully complete the CMA program walk away with certifications in Certified Clinical Medical Assisting (CCMA) and Certified Medical Administrative Assisting (CMAA). Students also have the opportunity to earn their American Heart CPR certification as a part of our program, a critical certification for our students and hiring partners in the medical community.
Over half the students had job offers before their graduation, including offers from industry partners AdventHealth, Orlando Health and others.