CCC Announces New Director for Medical Assisting Program

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Coffeyville Community College is proud to welcome Cami Conley as the new Medical Assisting Director and Instructor for the program. Cami is a native of Coffeyville and completed the Medical Assisting program in 2017 here at CCC.  She has five (5) years of workforce experience.

“I am very excited about this new chapter in my life.  I am very passionate about patient care. I always strive to make each patient feel that they are seen and heard. Making sure they feel comfortable and connecting with them. My hope is to pass that on to future students. Being a great medical assistant is more than just knowing how to take vitals, draw blood and give shots. Your attitude and demeanor are a huge factor on how a patient views you and feels about you. My motto: " Treat others how you want to be treated" . If they don't feel like you are listening to them or give the impression that you really do care, they pick up on that. A patient may really like the provider they see, but if they do not feel comfortable with the assistant, it could be the reason they don't come back.  My goal is to mold students into ethical, educated, hardworking, caring and compassionate healthcare employees,” said Cami Conley.

The Medical Assisting program is a one-year certificate program with an Associate in Applied Science degree option. Students gain practical experience through externships within the program.  CCC Medical Assisting students will learn several administrative procedures, including scheduling and receiving patients, handling telephone calls, typing correspondence, reports, manuscripts, processing insurance forms, insurance billing and coding, as well as managing office accounts, fees, and collections. They also learn to measure and record vital signs, take medical histories, administer medications, sterilize instruments, assist with minor office surgeries and emergencies.  Students will also learn phlebotomy, how to perform routine office laboratory procedures and electrocardiograms, and instruct patients in preparation for x-ray and laboratory procedures.  

“We are very excited to have Cami on board to oversee and teach for the Medical Assisting program. Having a graduate of the program return and take the reins helps to solidify the knowledge of what needs to be taught to create a successful Medical Assisting graduate. With her experience as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, Cami can guide her students down their own career paths, mentoring them in the process. Cami came at a time when we needed a strong, competent leader for the program, and we are excited for the future of our Medical Assisting program, “said Heather Pollet, Dean of Career and Technical Education.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education and is only one of three accredited programs in the state of Kansas. If you are interested in this program, please contact Cami Today! Email: [email protected]