Medical Assisting

Campuses

Clarkesville
Blairsville
Currahee

Credentials Offered

Associate Degree
Diploma

Program Length

2-5 Semesters

TUITION-FREE ELIGIBLE

This department has programs that are eligible for 100% tuition coverage. 

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Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in today’s medical offices.

Medical assistants are allied health professionals who function as members of the health care delivery team and perform administrative and clinical procedures, keeping the offices of physicians and other health practitioners running smoothly. With their unique versatility, medical assistants are proving to be the allied health professional of choice for this decade and beyond. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assisting continues to be projected as one of the fastest-growing occupations.

The Medical Assisting program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of medical assisting. Graduates of the program receive a Medical Assisting diploma.

Upon completion of the program, students will receive a Medical Assisting diploma and are eligible to take the national certification examination (CMA) with the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment.

NGTC’s Medical Assisting program emphasizes specialized hands-on training in:

  • Legal Aspects of the Medical Office
  • Medical Assisting Skills
  • Medical Insurance Management
  • Administrative Practice Management

Credentials You Can Earn

Associate Degree

The Medical Assisting degree program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in today’s medical offices. The Medical Assisting program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of medical assisting. Graduates of the program receive a Medical Assisting degree.

Diploma

The Medical Assisting diploma program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in today’s medical offices. The Medical Assisting program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of medical assisting. Graduates of the program receive a Medical Assisting diploma.

Career Opportunities

Students graduating from the Medical Assisting program may find job opportunities as:

Phlebotomist

Medical Assistant

Medical Office Manager

Graduates of the Medical Assisting program have skills to perform procedures such as:

Venipuncture

EKG

Injections

Additional career options can be researched on the following site(s):

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes from the 2023 MAERB Annual Report Form for the Blairsville Medical Assisting program at North Georgia Technical College:

Blairsville Campus 2021 Cohort

    • 100% Employer Satisfaction Rate
    • 100% Graduate Satisfaction Rate
    • Job Placement 60%

5 Year Cumulative Retention Rate: 84.13%

Program outcomes from the 2023 MAERB Annual Report Form for the Clarkesville/Currahee Medical Assisting program at North Georgia Technical College:

  Clarkesville/Currahee Campus 2021 Graduates

    • 100% Employer Satisfaction Rate
    • 100% Graduate Satisfaction Rate
    • Exam Passage Rate: 78%

5 Year Cumulative Exam Passage Rate: 80.3%

Medical Assisting Program FAQs

Please take a moment to view the Frequently Asked Questions about the Medical Assisting program of study.

As healthcare professional students, it is highly recommended that you are vaccinated against infectious diseases encountered at clinical/practicum sites. We recommend you discuss these vaccinations with your personal physician. 

Students are required to follow the medical clearance policies designated by their assigned clinical and/or practicum sites. Please be aware that some clinical/practicum sites mandate vaccinations against specific diseases such as COVID-19, influenza and/or testing for specific diseases such as tuberculosis. If you elect not to be vaccinated or tested, you will not be allowed to attend those clinical/practicum sites. If you do not have all required immunizations and tests, you will have limited access to clinical/practicum sites. This will delay or prevent program completion. 

Although vaccines are not required for program admission, each clinical/practicum site reserves the right to deny a student entry based on their own policies and procedures. If a student is denied entry to a clinical/practicum site based on lack of vaccinations or testing, the student will not be able to complete the clinical/practicum course. As a result, successful completion of the program will not be possible. Please see individual program materials for information regarding specific vaccine and testing requirements.

This information is intended to give recommendations and not set specific policies on vaccinations and/or testing. North Georgia Technical College, the Health Science division and the Technical College System of Georgia are not responsible for any adverse reactions that may occur as a result of vaccines and/or testing.

Meet the Faculty

Photo of Stacie Bohannon Stacie Bohannon Health Sciences Department Chair/Medical Assisting Program Director/Instructor 706-779-8144
Photo of Misty Keaton Misty Keaton Medical Assisting Instructor 706-439-6336
Photo of Vanessa Lone Vanessa Lone Medical Assisting Instructor 706-754-7784

Gain the knowledge for employment in a variety of positions in today’s medical offices.

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