Credentials You Can Earn
Medical programs are desirable due to job availability and stability. NGTC offers medical programs at the certificate, diploma, and degree level to prepare students for successful careers within a broad spectrum of healthcare environments. Interested students select from Nursing (ASN), Practical Nursing, Clinical Laboratory Technology, Medical Assisting, EMT/EMS Professions, Pharmacy Technology, Medical Coding, or Medical Front Office Assistant. Graduates find employment in hospitals, clinics, physician offices, medical groups, nursing homes, laboratories, and pharmacies.
The two year associate level nursing program prepares students for positions in the nursing profession. The curriculum is designed to produce highly-trained, technically-advanced, competent, and caring individuals who are prepared to practice professional nursing in a variety of healthcare settings. The purpose of the program is to provide the learner with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitude to practice competently and safely as a beginning nurse generalist, in a variety of acute and long-term care settings. The nurse is viewed as a caring, holistic person who possesses critical-thinking/problem-solving skills, integrity, accountability, a theoretical knowledge base, refined psychomotor skills, and a commitment to life-long learning. Program graduates receive an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree. Graduates are then eligible to apply and take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Upon successful completion of the NCLEX RN and licensure by the Georgia Board of Nursing, graduates are employable as registered nurses in a variety of settings.
- The Associate of Science in Nursing Degree at the North Georgia Technical College received approval from the Georgia Board of Nursing to begin fall semester 2013 on the Clarkesville Campus. On March 30, 2015, the Georgia Board of Nursing unanimously approved the expansion of the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ASN) program to the Blairsville Campus. NGTC’s Health Science faculty and staff are working to update the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing Program Intent Form to include the Blairsville Campus. For now, the following may be helpful in assisting students.
- Students interested in the Spring 2016 Blairsville ASN program will be placed in the Healthcare Science certificate program upon acceptance to the college. Students will be required to complete the ASN Intent Form. This form will be available on the college website on May 20, 2015 (first day of Summer Semester 2015) and will be accepted through July 30, 2015 (the last day of Summer Semester 2015).
- To be eligible to participate in the competitive admissions process for the Spring 2016 Blairsville ASN cohort, certain courses must be completed with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or better by the end of Summer 2015 term. Please contact Ms. Farilyn Reardon at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Clinical Laboratory Technology degree program prepares students to perform clinical laboratory procedures under the supervision of a qualified pathologist and/or clinical laboratory scientist. Classroom training is integrated with clinical experiences under the medical direction of cooperating hospitals. Graduation from this program allows students to take a national certification examination which is necessary for clinical employment. Graduates of the program receive a Clinical Laboratory Technology Associate of Applied Science 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 Associate of Applied Science Degree.
The Pharmacy Technology degree provides students with the entry-level skills required for success in a retail pharmacy or a hospital-based pharmacy department. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Graduates are prepared to function as pharmacy technicians in positions requiring preparation of medications according to prescription under the supervision of a pharmacist. Graduates of the program receive a Pharmacy Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree.
Students who complete the EMS Professions diploma are prepared to fluidly move into the Paramedicine program at the diploma level. Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians AEMT certification examination and to apply for Georgia licensure as an AEMT. The primary focus of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system. Program graduates receive an EMS Professions 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.
The Practical Nursing diploma program prepares students to write the NCLEX-PN for licensure as practical nurses. The program prepares graduates to give competent nursing care. This is done through a selected number of academic and occupational courses providing a variety of techniques and materials necessary to assist the student in acquiring the needed knowledge and skills to give competent care. A variety of clinical experiences is planned so that theory and practice are integrated under the guidance of the clinical instructor. Program graduates receive a Practical Nursing Diploma and have the qualifications of an entry-level practical nurse.
The Pharmacy Technology diploma program enables students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for employment within a pharmacy. Program graduates will be able to perform a variety of technical duties related to preparing and dispensing drugs in accordance with standard procedures and laws under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. A variety of clinical experiences is designed to integrate theory and practice. Graduates will be employable as an entry-level pharmacy technician. Program graduates receive a Pharmacy Technology Diploma.
The Health Care Science certificate of credit is a program that provides academic foundations at the degree level in communications, mathematics, and human relations, as well as technical fundamentals. Program graduates are trained in the underlying fundamentals of health care delivery and are well prepared for subsequent upward mobility.
The Health Care Assistant certificate of credit is a program that provides academic foundations at the diploma level in communications, mathematics, and human relations, as well as technical fundamentals. Program graduates are trained in the underlying fundamentals of health care delivery and are well prepared for employment and subsequent upward mobility. Classes provide hands-on instruction in vital signs, wound care, venipuncture, and trauma assessment so that the student is prepared to enter specific programs of study in the health care field.
NGTC‘s Medical program offers 3 certificates for those who want to specialize in a particular area or to refresh the skills they may already have:
- Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
- Medical Coding
Depending on their chosen field of study, individuals who graduate from NGTC’s Medical program can hit the ground running if they choose to become:
- EMT Professionals
- Pharmacy Technicians
- Medical Assistants
- Medical Coding Specialists
Depending on their chosen field of study, graduates of the Medical Technology program may find employment in:
- Physician Offices
- Medical Groups
- Nursing Homes
There are many employment fields that require skills similar to those required in medicine, such as:
- Air Traffic Controllers
- Fire Fighters
- Police Officers
- Dental Assistants
- Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
- Occupational Therapists
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