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 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.

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

  • Legal Aspects of the Medical Office
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Medical Assisting Skills
  • Medical Insurance Management
  • Administrative Practice Management
  • Document Processing
  • …and much more!

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.

 

Average Program Outcomes

Five-year average program outcomes for the Medical Assisting programs at North Georgia Technical College:

  • Blairsville Campus 
    • 98% Employer Satisfaction Rate
    • 100% Graduate Satisfaction Rate
  • Clarkesville Campus
    • 98% Employer Satisfaction Rate
    • 100% Graduate Satisfaction Rate

Medical Assisting Program FAQs

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Credentials You Can Earn

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Degree

Medical Assisting

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

Medical Assisting

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.


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Career Opportunities

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

  • Phlebotomist
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Office Manager

Graduates of the Medical Assisting Program have skills to performa procedures such as:

  • Venipuncture
  • EKG
  • Injections

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Meet the Faculty

 

 

Stacie Bohannon

Program Director and Instructor of Clarkesville program

Stacie Bohannon began as a student at North Georgia Technical College in the Medical Assisting program.  She worked at Toccoa Clinic for many years, but when the opportunity to teach opened at the college, she returned and has since risen to Program Director on the Clarkesville Campus.  Ms. Bohannon’s example of strength and courage are an inspiration to all of her students.  Contact:  sbohannon@northgatech.edu.


Gail Berry

Department Chair for Blairsville Campus, Program Director and Instructor of Blairsville program

Gail Berry came to North Georgia Tech first as a student in the Medical Assisting Program after a career as a stay-at-home-mom.  As a graduate, she worked as a medical assistant to surgeons in the Gainesville area before accepting a lab assistant position at the college.  In 2006, she became a full-time instructor in the program on the Clarkesville Campus and has since moved up to the Blairsville Campus as the Medical Assisting Program Director.  Contact: gberry@northgatech.edu.


Vanessa Lone

Instructor

Vanessa Lone is a graduate of North Georgia Technical College’s Medical Assisting Program, receiving her diploma in 2004.  Immediately after graduating, she took an opportunity as a Medical Assistant at the Toccoa Clinic.  During her nearly ten years there, she completed her Associate Degree in Medical Assisting and Health Care Science from South University, and she was promoted to Office Manager.  Ms. Lone also worked with North Georgia Tech students in their clinical rotations and helped ignite within them a passion for the profession. Contact:  vlone@northgatech.edu.

 


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Health Care Science Specialist


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