The first recognition ceremony for graduates of Tunxis Community College’s registered medical assistant (RMA) program was held July 28 on the College’s campus in Farmington.
The graduates received certificates and were pinned by Tunxis instructors, which marks the end of their 10-month education in the noncredit program and their eligibility to take the American Medical Technologists RMA national certification exam.
Three graduates were recognized for their academic performance during the ceremony. Greg Kluk, of New Britain, received distinction as the graduate with the highest grade point average. Leadership awards were presented to Carmena D’Amico of New Britain and Erin Pesino of Bristol.
The registered medical assistant program was first offered by Tunxis in fall 2010 and is one of several at the College that helps meet demand in Connecticut for health care workers. Registered medical assistants rank among the top 20 occupations expected to have the highest growth rate in Connecticut through 2018, with very good employment opportunities, according to the Connecticut Department of Labor.
In addition to the RMA certificate, Tunxis offers health care programs that center on certified nurse aide (CNA), dental hygiene, dental assisting, phlebotomy, patient care technician, central sterile processing technician, pharmacy technician, EMT, EKG technician, and medical billing & coding.
For more information on these and other programs, call 860.255..3500, or visit Tunxis at tunxis.commnet.edu.
BELOW: COMPLETE LIST OF 2011 CERTIFICATE RECIPIENTS OF TUNXIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S REGISTERED MEDICAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM, LISTED BY TOWN.