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Medical Assistants Complete WDCE Program

Recent medical assistant graduates are, front row (from left)%3A Kristi Wright, Terry Tibbens, April Johnson, Delena Breen, Deb Ferguson and Jennifer Brown. Back row (from left)%3A Jill Hower, Christine Shifflet, Rebekah Miller, Elizabeth Warren, Jennifer Kerwell, Chasnie Brooks and Carol Copenhaver.A graduation ceremony was held recently for students completing the medical (office) assistant program offered through Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Thirteen students completed the program, a nine-month clock-hour training that prepares participants for employment in medical offices and clinics.

The medical assistant students completed 800 hours of classroom instruction followed by a 160-hour externship in physicians’ offices, hospitals and, for the first time, a coroner’s office.

The students will sit for the American Medical Technologists exam for certification as a registered medical assistant (RMA).

The graduates are: Carol Copenhaver, Avis; Rebekah Miller, Hughesville; Terry Tibbens, Jersey Shore; Jill Hower and April Johnson, Montoursville; Elizabeth Warren, Pennsdale; Jennifer Brown, Roaring Branch; and Delena Breen, Chasnie Brooks, Debra Ferguson, Jennifer Kerwell, Christine Shifflet and Kristi Wright, Williamsport.

The next scheduled medical assistant class will begin in September.

For more information, or to attend a free information session, contact WDCE at 570-327-4775.