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New  CTE Program at DRHS  Receives Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)  Certification

 Thirteen students from the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program  at Del Rio High School have received their certification as Clinical Certified  Medical Assistants (CCMA)  under the Health Science Career Pathway.   This new  CCMA program is a joint collaboration with SWTJC where students' earn  dual credit college hours upon course completion.   In partnership with Val Verde Rural Health Clinic, students' completed clinical externship hours as part of their course requirements.  This industry certification program is monitored by the National Healthcareer Association. 

 As a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, these students gained experience in the following areas:  health care system and settings, medical terminology, basic pharmacology, nutrition, psychology, body structures and organ systems, general patient care, infection control, testing and laboratory procedures, phlebotomy, EKG, cardiovascular testing, patient care and education, administrative assisting, and medical law.

 The students include Joshua Aguilera, Catalina Cabello, Ketsaly Castaneda, Valentina De La Cerda, Ililia Falcon, Andre Hernandez, Andrea Hernandez, Samantha Hernandez, Ilse Lara, Sherilynne Moore, Pedro Rodriguez, Rosalinda Solis, Gabriela Urbano.   They are under the instruction of CTE Health Sciences teacher Velma Perez RN, BSN.   The Health Sciences Career Pathway continues to expand offering students' with additional industry certifications as part of the growing Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program.