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9 RCC students pass certification exam for medical administrative assistant

Pictured are four of the nine students who passed the national certification exam to become Certified Medical Administrative Assistants. They are, from left, Ernestine Briggs, Bobbi Jo Gurry, Amanda Tyler and Ayanna McMillan.
Richmond Community College

HAMLET— Nine students who completed Richmond Community College’s Medical Administrative Assistant class successfully passed the National HealthCareer Association’s certification exam.

A Certified Medical Administrative Assistant is a certification earned by those who have proven their expertise in efficiently and effectively running healthcare offices. This nationally recognized designation is something that many employers are searching for in one of the fastest-growing careers.

This was the first Medical Administrative Assistant class that RichmondCC has offered through its Workforce and Economic Development division. In the course, students learned about scheduling, patient intake, office logistics, compliance and patient education.


All students who successfully complete the class are eligible for RichmondCC’s 2nd Chance Scholarship, which will pay for the national exam. All nine of these students in this first class received the scholarship and took the exam for free.

Successfully passing the exam were Amanda Allen of Ellerbe, Nancy Ayala of Rockingham, Ernestine Briggs of Wagram, Jessica Chappell of Hamlet, Bobbi Gurry of Hamlet, Catherine Landis of Rockingham, Ayanna McMillan of Wagram, Tammy Smith-Hudson of Rockingham and Amanda Tyler of Rockingham.

To learn more about this class and how to enroll in the next one, call WED Program Director Angineek Gillenwater at 910-410-1848 or email ajgillenwater@richmondcc.edu.

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