Certified Medical Assistant day is Oct. 21. This academic year marks the third year that Dripping Springs High School has offered the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant program. The program has grown from a starting class of eight in the first year to 29 students enrolled this year. Upon completion of the course, the students will take the National Healthcareer Association’s certification exam. The pass rate is 86%, which is higher than the national average of 75% and includes colleges and technical schools as well.
Certified Personal Trainer is the fourth health science certification option at DSHS and enrollment has more than doubled since its first year. Last year’s students had a pass rate of 83%. This year the program has 15 students enrolled, who will spend the year in the classroom and weight room learning the knowledge and skills to become excellent personal trainers, and then they’ll sit for their nationally recognized exam in May.
photos by Hailey Jarvis