Camp Community College recently celebrated seven graduates who earned credentials from the Fast Track Healthcare program after being paused for several months due to the pandemic.
The program is offered through Camp’s Division of Workforce Development and is a curriculum that bundles Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA), Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) and Certified EKG Technician (CET) in order to graduate students who can fill needed jobs in the college’s service region. Sessions are alternatively taught on the Franklin and Hobbs Suffolk campuses.
This is the fifth class to graduate from the program and the first class to complete the program on-line. Seven of the students completed the CCMA and CET, and six earned the CPT credential.
The non-credit Fast Forward program was initially intended to train students for a career in clinical medical assistant, but lead instructor Dawn Guy expanded the program to include the other credentials as well.
“The additional credentials allow our graduates to be in even higher demand,” said Guy. “Students can enroll to train for a new career or for their first career. They don’t have to have any medical background.”
The following awards were presented to the students:
- Academic Excellence: Jamey Grasser and Christina Dundlow
- Clinical Excellence: Bethany Pollard and Danielle Dawson
- Sunshine Award: Shae’ Ronice Perez
- Most Dedicated: Danielle Dawson
- Most Dependable: Quiaira Smith
- Leadership Award: Jamey Grasser
- Most Improved: Diamond Jones
- Most Helpful: Bethany Pollard
Classes are currently being offered as a hybrid class where students complete their work on-line and come to the Workforce Development Center in small groups to complete their hands-on training. With the addition of Ann Pierce, Adjunct Instructor, we are able to offer the hands-on portion of the class in the evening as well as during the day.
Information sessions will be offered in April 2021 for the Fall 2021 classes. Please watch for information posted on social media and our website www.pdc.edu about the dates and times for these sessions or call the Workforce Development Center at 757-569-6050