Program Description: The Medical Assisting program is a specialized training program designed to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. Important attributes of successful program graduates are critical thinking, problem solving, human relations skills, and the ability to apply knowledge and skills to the work environment. The field is presently experiencing rapid expansion, and the trend is expected to continue in the foreseeable future. After completion of this five-quarter day program, the student is encouraged to take the National Certification Exam to become a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA). The five-quarter diploma level Medical Assisting program on the Augusta, Thomson, and Waynesboro campuses of Augusta Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). The address and phone number for the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs is 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, 727-210-2350. High school graduation or GED is required for admission to this program. For information regarding this process, please contact the Admissions Office (706) 771-4028.
Employment Opportunities: The Medical Assisting Program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in today’s medical offices. Additionally, other medically related facilities such as hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, and health departments may provide suitable employment opportunities.