Gwinnett Tech Medical Assisting Students Earn 100 Percent Pass Rate on National Certification Exam

July 15, 2014

Gwinnett Tech Medical Assisting Students Earn 100 Percent Pass Rate on National Certification Exam

The most recent graduates of Gwinnett Technical College's Medical Assisting program have recorded a 100 percent pass rate on the CMA national certification exam. The CMA (AAMA) credential designates a medical assistant who has achieved certification through the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

 "Our program has a strong history of 100 percent pass rates and we're extremely proud that this group of graduates extended that tradition through their hard work and preparation," said Jessica Ennis, program director. "We also had a student earn a rare perfect score on the exam – and that's a first at Gwinnett Tech as far as we can confirm."

Gwinnett Tech Medical Assisting graduates typically score in the top 2 to 5 percent of the nation on the CMA exam. Fifteen GTC grads took the exam this semester.

GTC offers a diploma in Medical Assisting, training students as multi-skilled health professionals able to work in a variety of settings, including physicians' offices, clinics, and group practices, performing administrative and clinical procedures.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

In all, Gwinnett Tech offers more than 50 degree, diploma and certificate options that can be completed in two years or less. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.