Seven MBCC seniors earn medical certifications

Sara Murshed, Shajan Alhilfi, and Zahraa Achi pose in front of a plaque at Michael Berry Career Center.

Congratulations to seven students studying Health Science at Michael Berry Career Center. The students passed their certification exams and are leaving their high schools with not only a diploma, but a nationally recognized credential. 

The students include:

  • Ali Yassine, CPhT (Dearborn High)
  • Reame Alduais, CCMA (Fordson High)
  • Nour Mazloum, CCMA (Fordson High)
  • Lara Nassereddine, CCMA (Fordson High)
  • Zahraa Achi, CCMA (Fordson High)
  • Shajan Alhilfi, CCMA (Dearborn High)
  • Sarah Murshed, CCMA (Edsel Ford High)

Ali Yassine (DHS) completed Allied Health and Mrs. Zaleski’s Pharmacy Technician Program at MBCC and earned the PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certificate which allows him to work in any pharmacy in the country.   He is continuing his education at Henry Ford College next year and then plans to transition to the BioMedical Engineering program at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.

This is the first year Mrs. Cheetam’s Advanced Allied Health – Medical Assisting students qualified to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).  These  six outstanding seniors already earned the certificate. (Juniors will take the exam during finals week in June. )  Notably, Shajan Alkilfi (Dearborn High used her 120 hour externship in a doctor’s office to land a position as a medical assistant while completing the course.  Upon earning the certificate and becoming a Certified Medical Assistant, she was immediately given a $2.00 raise and recognition of her accomplishment by her employer’s medical practice. 

Michael Berry Career Center is a half day program available to any qualified student attending one of our three traditional high schools – Fordson, Dearborn High or Edsel Ford. Busing is provided between the high schools and MBCC. Health is one of nine specialized career areas offered at MBCC.

All of these students plan to continue their health or medical studies in college and are preparing for careers in these fields.  These students represent Michael Berry Career Center’s focus on “Education With A Purpose.”   MBCC and the district are proud of their accomplishments and know they will be valuable members of our local health and medical community for years to come.