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Last MTC Medical Assisting Pinning - August 2015

In photo (left to right): Bottom Row – Betty McIntyre, Nikki Foster Top Row – Timothy Walker, Meredith Cox, Chrissy Fields

On August 3rd, 2015 the final class of Medical Assisting students graduated from Moultrie Technical College. Graduates were honored in a pinning ceremony and included Timothy Walker, Meredith Cox, Chrissy Fields, Betty McIntyre, and Nikki Foster. This graduating class achieved an exceptional milestone by having a 100% pass rate on the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Exam. Students who are graduating at the end of the Summer 2015 Semester from the former Moultrie Technical College (MTC) and (SWGTC) will officially be graduates of those institutions. After the Summer semester all students will be graduates of Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC).

“Moultrie Technical College and now Southern Regional College’s tradition of having high pass rates on occupational boards and certification/licensure exams continues with our most recent Medical Assisting graduates. This is an outstanding accomplishment by our students and an integral step in the MA occupation. I wish them the best and know they will be great ambassadors for our College as their careers progress,” commented SRTC President Dr. Craig Wentworth.

These students completed one semester of prerequisite coursework as well as multiple semesters of rigorous occupational coursework including a series of clinical rotations at local medical offices.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of CMAs is projected to increase at a rate of 29 percent between 2012 and 2022, which is much faster than the 11 percent projected average growth rate for all occupations.

“I am very proud of my students’ accomplishments and the hard work they put into completing the Medical Assisting program and passing the certification exam. They will make great CMAs and be a wonderful addition to the profession. I wish them all the best,” commented Jill Burnette, Medical Assisting Instructor at SRTC’s Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie.

For more information about the Medical Assisting program please contact Elizabeth Peace at epeace@southernregional.edu, Jill Burnette at jburnette@southernregional.edu, or Sharonda Murphy-Henton at smurphy@southernregional.edu.

SRTC offers over 155 degree, diploma, and certificate programs that are designed to get you quickly into your desired career, and 27 general education courses that transfer to the University System of Georgia institutions and 19 private colleges and universities in Georgia. SRTC has instructional sites located in Ashburn, Cairo, Camilla, Moultrie, Thomasville, Tifton, and Sylvester for the convenience of our students. The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. For the most up-to-date information on registration, class dates, and program offerings, log on to www.southernregional.edu.

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