Brooke Duvall and Krystal Webb

Brooke Duvall and Krystal Webb standing in front of medical cabinet. These Medical Assisting students say the drive to HCC is worth it.

Haywood Community College Brooke Duvall and Krystal Webb attend the Medical Assisting program even though they have to travel from a neighboring county to get to class. Both graduated from Erwin High School and visited HCC while still students there. They liked the more relaxed campus and the smaller class sizes at HCC.

Brooke and Krystal live in the same community and arrange their classes so they can carpool. They both agree that the one-on-one attention they receive at HCC is worth the drive.

Both women say they have always had an interest in the medical field. In high school they both took Allied Health classes and became Certified Nursing Assistants.

Brooke has already completed the Phlebotomy course taught through HCC’s Continuing Education Division. She works at Adult Day Services through CarePartners. “I am a people person and a degree in Medical Assisting will allow me to work with people on a daily basis,” she explains. “The job will be different every day. It will make me eager to go to work.”

Krystal agrees. “I like the interaction with patients and experiencing the different scenarios. I am a hands-on kind of person.”

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