The Court Reporting program was honored to host Senator Joseph Addabbo during Court Reporting and Captioning Week as he presented a Proclamation to Plaza College celebrating the profession and our program. Thank you, Senator Addabbo, for recognizing the importance of court reporting in our community.
The Community Dental Clinic has been filled with an abundance of little smiles! Thank you to everyone who has participated in Give Kids a Smile! There is still time to make it in for February! Schedule your child’s free cleaning today, by calling (718) 779-1432!
Desiree L. is driven and determined! After graduating from the Medical Assisting program in June 2019, Desiree is working as the Head Medical Assistant in a Pediatrics Office on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. To continue her education, she is studying Pre-Med with plans to go to Medical School and fulfill her goal of becoming a Trauma Surgeon!
“Scores of college students studying to become stenographers competed in a nationwide fast-fingers contest in Queens on Thursday.
With the rise of technology these days, some might call stenography a dying art, but stenographers say that’s just not true. “It’s a well-kept secret of a profession most people don’t know about,” said Plaza College Court Stenography Program Director Karen Santucci.
More than 100 students studying at Plaza College to become broadcast captioners and court reporters participated in the contest.”
Read more here: https://abc7ny.com/5929328/
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and the Plaza College Community Dental Clinic is celebrating Give Kids a Smile Week by offering free dental visits to children under the age of 17!
To make this a successful week, we are calling on help from the Plaza Community! If you have children, friends, relatives, siblings, and/or neighbors who qualify, please set an appointment ASAP, as availability is becoming limited. Call (718) 779-1432 to schedule!
Congratulations to Plaza’s medical assisting students that attended the 2020 Medical Assistant Candle Lighting Ceremony. This ceremony symbolizes the benchmarks they have achieved in their education towards becoming a Medical Assistant! This is the beginning of each student’s clinical training, as well as their acceptance into the American Association of Medical Assistants. You can find more pictures from the event here!
Monday & Wednesday
|10:00 – 11:35a||Room 201|
|11:40 – 1:10p||ARC|
|1:15 – 2:45p||ARC|
|2:50 – 4:20p||Room 202|
|5:00 – 6:00p||ARC|
Tuesday & Thursday
|10:05 – 11:35a||ARC|
|11:40 -12:40p (College Hour)||Room 202|
|12:40 – 2:10p||Room 209|
|2:15 – 3:45p||Room 202|
|5:00 – 6:00p||Room 211|
|Saturday||12:00 -1:00p||Room 201 Prof. Sue Mookram|
Dental hygiene was named the number one healthcare support profession and the twenty-fourth best profession overall! Plaza’s very own Dr. Laura Sleeper, Director of the Dental Hygiene Program, recently spoke with DentistryToday regarding all of the aspects of working in the dental hygiene field!
“Many dental hygienists feel that the career is emotionally rewarding, as it gives them an opportunity to provide care to people who need it the most.
“Ask the dental hygienist who found an oral cancer lesion early or noticed that her patient wasn’t healing after initial nonsurgical therapy, and, with her dentist, referred to a medical doctor for blood testing and discovered that the patient had diabetes or leukemia, and intervention occurred,” said Sleeper.
“The dental hygienist can change lives, and patients become family. There is no price tag that can be associated with the effect that the dental hygienist can have on a patient’s life on a daily basis,” Sleeper said.”
Read more by clicking the article here!
Brittany O., the 2019 student graduation speaker, shares how her experience at Plaza was above and beyond those she had at other colleges. We’re proud to say that Brittany (not number XXX!) found a sense of individuality throughout her successful journey through the Dental Hygiene program!
"During my time at Plaza, the professors and staff were friendly and inviting. They were always willing to lend a hand when needed. Plaza prepared me with all the education I could need to become a medical assistant."
Being accepted to Plaza College was an exciting moment in my life. It allowed me to achieve my goal; to complete a Bachelor's in the Business Administration program. Plaza College professors and administrative staff are dedicated to helping students to be successful in their endeavors.
“My mother graduated from Plaza. My father graduated from Plaza. My brother graduated from Plaza. I graduated from Plaza. We are very proud of our educational background.”
"Being a student at Plaza College has paved a new road of achievement towards a successful career in Medical Assisting for me. My time here has been filled with academic accomplishments on things I didn't think I could do! Plaza College is your career starter!"
“Professor Warmouth has always gone above and beyond in supporting what I need to do, whether it’s for her class or another in the program. She’s taught me additional skills on top of what we learn.”
“Everyone you meet here supports your career trajectory in one way or another. Dr. Anderson told me you have to know what you want and be on your ‘p’s and q’s.’ I realized I had to focus and buckle down on my studies to be successful. “
“I went to another school that didn’t give me the care and personal attention the way Plaza College does. They truly care about me becoming a better person."
"The Court Reporting Faculty at Plaza College has helped me in so many way. Even after I graduated, I have still been in touch with all of them and they have helped me with job placement and test taking!"
"I am currently in my last semester of the Medical Assistant Program. Our last semester comes with an externship component, where we demonstrate all the skills we learned at Plaza College. I strongly feel that Plaza College has prepared me with both my clinical and clerical skills."
"My admissions advisor guided me, set up appointments and sat with me through the process. Other schools simply threw the requirements at me, but at Plaza I received personal attention.”
“Academically, teachers are always willing to help you and will stay longer after the classes. They are responsive over email and you can always go to the Academic Resource Center (ARC) for extra support.”
“Being a single parent and coming back to school after a good amount of time was definitely a challenge and the professors have been willing and easy to communicate with. If I’m having a difficult situation, need some flexibility or need clarification, they’ve been easy to reach out to with no hesitation."
“The hands-on training has been a tremendous help in preparing me for my externship. Everything I was taught in all my clinical classes was exactly what I was able to use in my externship and more. The skills that I learned at Plaza College will help me in all of my future endeavors.”
“I chose Plaza College because I wanted to be in an accelerated program, where I am able to commit full-time, and start working as a dental hygienist much faster. One thing I can truly say is that the administration, staff, and the new long-life friends that you make here will help you get through all the obstacles one step at a time!