For Immediate Release September 3, 2014 Contact Beth Conkey Media Relations Specialist, Community College of Vermont O: 802.828.2973 M: 518.951.8846 email@example.com BRATTLEBORO, VT — Community College of Vermont (CCV) students in Brattleboro pursuing a degree in medical assisting now have access to a new scholarship. The Brattleboro Rotary Club Gateway Foundation has announced the establishment […]
For Kathryn Cox of South Ryegate, it’s been a big year.
Over the course of 2013 she completed two internships with Associates in Family Health in Berlin, she finished up her associate degree at CCV in August, landed a new job as a medical assistant with Dartmouth Primary Care, and in November she passed the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certified Medical Assistant exam.
The Community College of Vermont’s Associate of Applied Science degree in Medical Assisting received national programmatic accreditation this week from the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). With this designation, CCV becomes the only institution located in Vermont to offer an accredited Medical Assisting program.
Denise Martin first came to CCV for a certificate in Medical Assisting. She had been a business major, but when she returned to school she wanted to change direction.
As CCV explored ways to prepare students for careers that Vermont employers had identified as “fast growing,” the College approached Gifford Medical Center for feedback on a Medical Assisting degree.
Last fall CCV received a $2.5million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor that helped the College accelerate the development of three degree programs that will prepare students for careers in fields Vermont employers have identified as being high demand.
Mary Lothrop, coordinator of academic services at CCV-Winooski and a co- chair of the Science and Allied Health curriculum committee, has been named director of CCV’s recently awarded U.S. Department of Labor Community College Career Training (C3T) grant program.