Sierra Frettinger – Graduate Highlight

Prior to attending East Ohio College, Sierra Frettinger attended Ivy Tech Community College. Much like East Ohio College, Ivy Tech offered small class sizes, but something was missing for Sierra. With East Ohio, Sierra knew that the advisors and other faculty had her best interest at heart right from the very beginning.

The decision to attend East Ohio came because Sierra was ready to go back to school. She knew that she wanted to work in the medical field doing clinical work, but without all the responsibilities of being a registered nurse. Sierra decided to look for a school that offered medical assisting. While searching Google, she stumbled upon East Ohio College and decided to make the call. She spoke to Donna in admissions, and that was all that she needed.  “Donna roped me in. She is the wingman of East Ohio.”

Her favorite part of the experience at East Ohio was the small class sizes. She reflected on the fond memories that she had made at East Ohio. “East Ohio provided a family and safe atmosphere, as well as the outstanding staff who really do care.” When asked who she would consider to be her favorite teacher, Sierra stated, “I literally cannot choose a favorite teacher.” She was more than happy to talk about which classes she would consider her favorite, though. “My favorite classes would have to be my three clinical classes, as well as medical terminology. I feel that we learned so much and finally got to learn the cool stuff!”

As a recent graduate of East Ohio’s Medical Assisting program, Sierra passed her national certification exam and became a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant. Her main focus now is to start her career as a medical assistant, and Sierra already received and accepted a job offer.  She said, “I wanted to work in a small doctor’s office with great staff, and that is what I get to do!” Sierra hopes to continue to grow and learn in her field as a medical assistant.

When asked if she would refer a friend to East Ohio College, Sierra says, “Without a doubt!  East Ohio is not just a college. It’s a college where you will thrive and succeed.”

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