Fauquier County High School 2014 graduate Mackenzie Rollins has finally found a career she can really sink her teeth into, thanks to a brand-new dental assisting program being offered by LFCC Workforce Solutions.
This was Rollins’s second time enrolling at LFCC – she had previously studied business, but realized that wasn’t the field for her. She had also spent more than a year at James Madison University, where she switched majors several times.
New fall 2018 Lord Fairfax Community College Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education (LFCCWS) launches several new career training programs to fill the job demand of local healthcare providers. Dental Assisting, Personal Fitness Trainer, Medical Scribe and Medication Aide programs add to a robust lineup of entry-level in-demand jobs.
This Medication Aide Program prepares students to safely administer medications in specific settings or to assist in client self-administration. This class includes lecture, skills lab, and clinical experiences. Students will be able to facilitate or assist the client with the administration of insulin, prepare for safe administration of medications to clients in assisted-living facilities, maintain aseptic conditions, understand basic pharmacology, follow appropriate procedures for documentation and much more!
Dental assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dental team in the delivery of quality oral health care. If you have strong communication and interpersonal skills, enjoy working with your hands and want a career with responsibility, dental assisting is for you.
As the use of electronic health records (EHR) becomes more widespread in the healthcare industry, the need for Medical Scribes continues to grow. This quickly-emerging profession allows the scribe to work directly with physicians to accurately document all aspects of the patient visit.
Students enrolled in the Nurse Aide course will be eligible to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) Examination upon successful completion of the course to earn their certification as a Nurse Aide.
Recently, the Medical Assistant (CMA) Program offered through Workforce Solutions at Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) released another student into the workforce. Ten months ago, Miriam Arriaga began her training in the CMA Program, and a mere 4 months later she graduated!
Arriaga “found a job right away” following graduation. Her hard work and effort she provided during her time at LFCC landed her a job with the Free Medical Clinic of the Shenandoah Valley, located in Winchester, Virginia. The rapid job offer from the Free Medical Clinic must be why Arriaga says the classes at LFCC “opens up a lot of doors.”