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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 Assisting students posing with stethoscopes

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 OfficeStudent reading vitals of a patient via a laptop
  • 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.

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes from the 2018 MAERB Annual Report Form for the Medical Assisting programs at North Georgia Technical College:

  • Blairsville Campus 2016 Cohort
    • 100% Employer Satisfaction Rate
    • 100% Graduate Satisfaction Rate
    • Percentage for CMA (AAMA) Exam Passage: 90%
  • Clarkesville Campus 2016 Cohort
    • 100% Employer Satisfaction Rate
    • 100% Graduate Satisfaction Rate
    • Percentage for CMA (AAMA) Exam Passage: 78%

Medical Assisting Program FAQs

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

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

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

Meet the Faculty


Stacie Bohannon

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.

Vanessa Lone wearing gold hoop earrings a coral sweater over a black top

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.

Carrie Rodriguez wearing a polka dot white shirt with black dots, glasses, and hoop earrings

Carrie Rodriguez

Instructor

Carrie Rodriguez is a graduate of North Georgia Technical College's Medical Assisting Program, receiving her Associate's Degree in Medical Assisting.  Immediately after graduation, she worked in gastroenterology and family practice.  Mrs. Rodriguez enjoys being able to give back to her community and help mold the next breed of Medical Assistants.

Farilyn Rearden

Farilyn Rearden

Health Care Science Specialist