SFCC announces information sessions about Accelerated Medical Assistant Program

Sessions are in Room 2012 in William C. Witter Fitness Education Center, 6401 Richards Ave:
11 to 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 7, noon to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 9, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10

SFCC Medical Assisting students in the SFCC SimLab

Santa Fe Community announces the Medical Assisting Program will have a series of information sessions about the college’s new Accelerated Medical Assisting Certificate program on November 7, 9 and 10 in Room the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center, 6401 Richards Ave. Anyone can drop into the sessions at any time to get one-on-one information from representatives of the Medical Assisting program. The accelerated program takes only 18 weeks to complete.

The information session open hours are:

Tuesday, November 7
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
3 to 5 p.m.

Thursday, November 9
12 noon to 2 p.m.
4 to 6 p.m.

Friday, November 10
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SFCC Director of Medical Assisting Jessica Balladares said, “The accelerated program can quickly prepare students for a rewarding career working in a physician’s office or other health care settings. Courses are sequenced to build skill level and prepare students for a career in the growing medical field.”

The certificate is accelerated, eligible for financial aid, offered in both Fall and Spring semesters. It includes a practicum in a doctor’s office or hospital and National Certification tests. The certificate is embedded in the Medical Assisting associate degree.

Medical assistants earn an annual median salary of $37,190. Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 18 percent by 2030, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Find out more about the Medical Assistant program by visiting https://www.sfcc.edu/programs/medical-assistant/. For more information about the sessions or the accelerated Medical Assistant program email Jessica.Balladares@sfcc.edu.

Santa Fe Community College celebrates its 40th Anniversary as the pathway to success for individuals and the community. SFCC provides affordable, high-quality programs that serve the academic, cultural, and economic needs of the community. The college welcomes over 10,000 students per year in credit, noncredit, workforce training, personal enrichment, and adult programs.
A “Best for Vets” and a “Military Friendly” school.

Visit sfcc.edu or call 505-428-1000.

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