June 30, 2022

NRCC Medical Administrative

Support Specialization Program
Receives 2022 VDOE/VCCS Statewide Award

Press Release: June 15, 2022

New River Community College medical administrative support specialization associate of applied science degree program was recently selected as the state winner of the 2022 Creating Excellence Postsecondary Exemplary Program Award.  

The honor was awarded to the program by the Virginia Department of Education in partnership with the Virginia Community College System for exceptional and exemplary student career development. 

“NRCC’s faculty are some of the very best, and this award further illustrates the extraordinary dedication that they show to not only our students but also to the quality of the programming they offer and the depth and strength of the individual courses they teach,” said NRCC President Dr. Pat Huber. 

NRCC’s medical administrative support specialization program degree supports one of the fastest growing career fields—healthcare. Rigorous coursework, complemented with project-based learning and industry based cooperative education and internships, prepares students to enter the healthcare industry as medical office assistants, medical billing analysts, patient access representatives, medical coding specialists, medical records coordinators, medical records technicians, and many other related occupations. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared to take the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam and several Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications. 

For more information about the medical administrative support specialization program at NRCC, visit

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