Information about this exciting field:
Medical Assisting graduates are equipped to work alongside doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals as an integral part of an industrious health care team. Some work in the front office dealing with patient records and insurance companies. Others may choose to work directly with patients checking vital signs and collecting specimens while providing reassurance and support.
Is this program for me?
The Medical Assisting program covers a broad range of topics involving the modern medical practice, such as Anatomy and Physiology, Legal and Ethical Concerns, Medical Terminology, and Medical Insurance Management.
Here are some qualities and skills exhibited by successful Medical Assisting graduates:
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Clear communication
- Precise documentation
- Ability to follow detailed directions
- Teamwork and flexibility
- Ability to operate some medical equipment
- Basic understanding of anatomy and physiology
- Physical stamina
HOPE Career Grant Eligible
The Medical Assisting (MA) Program (MA 22) is eligible for the HOPE Career Grant.
The HOPE Career Grant (formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant) is a financial award for Technical College System of Georgia students and was first presented by the Governor’s Office in Fall 2013. It awards funds to students who meet certain criteria and who are enrolled in certain programs.
To prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
Medical Assisting occupational courses will be completed in three (3) semesters.
- Medical Assisting Program Admission Info Fall 2021 Appalachian Campus
- Medical Assisting Program Admission Points Fall 2021 Appalachian Campus
- Register for MA Virtual Application Session Fall 2021 Appalachian Campus
- Health Sciences Virtual Application Session Q & A
- Medical Assistant Essential Functions
- Medical Assisting FAQ
Students should contact a Health Sciences Advisor with questions about admission criteria or to schedule an advisement appointment.
Program prerequisite courses are offered at multiple campuses and online. Medical Assisting occupational courses are offered at the Marietta and Appalachian campuses.
Sonja Caspari, CMA (AAMA), BHA
Amber Tinner, CMA (AAMA), BS