Fletcher Now Offering New Medical Assistant Program for Grand Caillou and Dulac Residents

Fletcher main campus

Schriever, LA – Fletcher Technical Community College is excited to announce the start of the
third cohort of its Outreach Medical Assistant program on July 8, 2024. The 5-month
program will take place on Fletcher’s Dickson Road campus and offers priority seating with
full funding to residents of Grand Caillou and Dulac.
Students will take part in online classes and meet on Wednesdays from 9am-1pm on Dickson
Road for labs. The program is fully-funded through grants and will offer individuals the
opportunity to get their foot in the door for a career in healthcare.
The health care industry in South Louisiana is in dire need of medical assistants. As walk-in
clinics, physician’s offices, and urgent care centers expand in the area, the need for medical
assistants increases. The program will prepare students with the knowledge needed to sit for
the National HealthCareer Association Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam and
to enter the workforce.
“We are excited to offer this amazing opportunity to the residents of Grand Caillou and
Dulac” stated Dr. Danielle Vauclin, DNP, RN Dean of Nursing and Allied Health. “Students
can participate in this program without worrying about how they will pay for the program or
purchase items needed to be successful. Items such as laptops and stethoscopes are
provided to students while in the program.”
The Medical Assistant program provides students with the knowledge and skills to prepare
them to work in physician’s offices and clinics performing both administrative and clinical
skills such as EKGs, vital signs, and venipuncture. The program includes instruction in
reviewing and recording patient histories and clinical data, patient care, investigative and
examination procedures, diagnostic procedures, data analysis and documentation, physician
consultation, equipment operation and monitoring, and professional standards and ethics.
For information, please contact Mrs. Nedina Shavor (985) 448-5905 or