The Chattahoochee Tech Medical Assisting program hosted an open house for prospective students on Monday, Feb. 24, at the college’s Appalachian Campus.
Open house participants learned more about the field of Medical Assisting, enjoyed skill demonstrations, and interacted with Chattahoochee Tech students who are currently in the Medical Assisting program. A group of students from Pickens County High School were among those attending this event, along with the high school’s College & Career Coach Daniel Bell and teacher Leslie Zuidema. “I want these students to be able to see different professional options in the health care field,” said Bell. “We definitely need to take advantage of what’s available here in Jasper to educate these students.”
Chattahoochee Tech Medical Assisting Program Director Sonja Caspari noted that Medical Assisting is one of the nation’s fastest growing careers. Medical Assistants may work directly with patients, performing clinical duties as an integral part of a health care team, according to Caspari. They also may be responsible for healthcare facility administrative duties, such as coding and completing insurance forms, scheduling appointments, and working with patient records.
The Chattahoochee Technical College Medical Assisting program is a nationally accredited, competitive admission program that is offered at the college’s Appalachian and Marietta campuses. Students may earn a Medical Assisting diploma or an Associate of Applied Science degree in Medical Assisting. Program prerequisite courses are offered at multiple Chattahoochee Tech campuses and online.