September’s episode of Asnuntuck Community College’s (ACC) Changing Lives program is hosted by ACC Dean of Academic Affairs Michael Stefanowicz. The episode focuses on Asnuntuck’s Registered Medical Assisting (RMA) Program. Guests include Asnuntuck student Lisa Gonzalez and ACC’s Allied Health Coordinator Michele Howard-Swan. The program focused on the topic of ACC’s RMA program. The content included RMA history, the medical assisting career, transition from non- credit to credit courses and programs, and the program format for both the RMA certificate and Associate’s degree. The trio discussed the job outlook for careers in this field, and also information regarding the American Medical Technologist certification exam. Gonzalez has completed her registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certificate at ACC and has moved on to ACC’s RMA Associate’s degree. She is currently interviewing for medical assistant positions in the area. . Asnuntuck offers associate degrees, credit certificates as well as non-credit certificates in the following healthcare areas: • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant • Medical Billing and Coding • Certified Pharmacy Technician • Veterinary Assistant • Ophthalmic Assistant • Massage Therapist • Certified Sterilization Technician • Certified Phlebotomy and EKG Technician • Emergency Medical Technician • Certified Personal Trainer • Nail Technician • Esthetician: Basic and Advanced For more information on the career certificate programs, please call 860-253-3066. Visit for more information on all programs. Asnuntuck Changing Lives programs are produced by volunteers and air on PATV 15 on Thursdays at 8 p.m. and Fridays at 11 a.m. It can also be viewed online by going to the website – Asnuntuck Changing Lives.
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