Clarkesville, GA – North Georgia Technical College’s Medical Assisting program was recently granted accreditation for the Currahee campus under the Medical Assisting Education Review Board’s (MAERB) Multiple Campus Policy. MAERB is a Committee on Accreditation (CoA) for the Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
According to MAERB’s Multiple Campus Policy, a multi-campus Medical Assisting program is recognized and operates as a single program within the primary educational institution. Multi-campus accreditation consists of a detailed application and comprehensive self-study as well as a stringent review of the program’s compliance. All programs listed under the multiple campus accreditation must be compliant with the CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Medical Assisting.
Upon a thorough review of all documentation presented in the application and self-study report, MAERB approved the application for multi-campus accreditation. As a result, graduates of the Currahee Medical Assisting program are now eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ (AAMA) Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Certification Exam.
Additionally, NGTC’s Medical Assisting program has been named the Best Medical Assistant Program in Georgia by Medical Assistant Advice for four consecutive years.
“We are so proud that we have been awarded multi-campus accreditation from MAERB to include the Currahee campus Medical Assisting program,” said NGTC Health Sciences Department Chair/Clarkesville and Currahee Medical Assisting Program Chair Stacie Bohannon. “This shows the quality and consistency of the program offerings, our commitment to excellence, and our determination to provide the best Medical Assisting program possible to our students.”
“The Medical Assisting Education Review Board accreditation of the Currahee campus demonstrates a commitment to the continuous quality of education NGTC and its faculty provide to its students and the community,” said NGTC Dean of Academic Affairs Christy Bivins. “We are very proud of the hard work Mrs. Stacie Bohannon, our faculty and staff have put forth to afford this distinction for our college.”
The Medical Assisting program is available at the Clarkesville, Blairsville, and Currahee campuses and is currently accepting students for fall semester 2022. The fall 2022 application deadline is August 4, 2022. For more information regarding the Medical Assisting program or other Health Sciences programs at NGTC, visit northgatech.edu or call 706-754-7700.