SCCC, Sussex Tech reach deal

NEWTON. High school students may earn college credits for a medical assistant certification.

Newton /
| 28 Dec 2023 | 05:33

Students at Sussex County Technical School may graduate high school and have the credentials to start a rewarding career.

Sussex County Community College (SCCC) and Sussex Tech have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to allow the high school students to earn college credits for a medical assistant certification.

An MOU is a signed agreement that is less formal than a legal contract and outlines the intent and responsibilities of each party involved.

SCCC has agreed to allow Sussex Tech students to take courses both there and at SCCC so they can work toward their certification as medical assistants.

Students who complete the necessary courses will be eligible to sit for any National Commission for Certifying Agencies accredited Medical Assistant National Certification Exam. Passing the exam will allow students to start their career after high school or to transfer those credentials to four-year college.