Medical Assistant Program Offered at SCCC

Article Posted -- November 5, 2015

Sussex County Community College’s (SCCC) Health Sciences Department celebrated Medical Assistant Recognition Week with a presentation on Friday, October 23. Local health care professionals Robert Mierzejewski and Karen Hartman, CMA of Morristown Cardiology along with Dr. Michael Ganon of Newton Urgent Care were in attendance to provide words of encouragement to SCCC’s current Medial Assistant students.

The presenters have close ties with the College; Dr. Michael Ganon is an instructor at SCCC and Morristown Cardiology has participated in an externship program with the College for the past two years, working with seven of SCCC’s Medical Assisting students.

“I find that students who graduate from the SCCC Medical Assistant program have excellent personal and clinical skills. I would highly recommend this program for anyone who is interested in the field,” Robert Mierzejewski expressed after the presentation.

Medical Assistants focus on the quality of patient care by assisting a physician with clinical skills. They ensure patient satisfaction by handling administrative tasks essential to secure proper reimbursement by Medicare and other insurances as well as other office tasks.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Medical Assisting continues to be projected as one of the fastest growing occupations.

Sussex County Community College is offering this 41-week Medical Assistant Program that runs twice a year. The next program will begin in January of 2016 with classes being held in the Health Sciences Building on campus.

For more information visit sussex.edu/healthsciences or contact Kathryn Quinn, Program Coordinator at 973-300-2279. Inquiries must be made before November 30, 2015 to be considered for the January program.

Pictured: Kathryn Quinn addresses the Medical Assistant students during a presentation.