Healthcare Assistant

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Healthcare Assistant

Do you feel the most at home when helping others? As a Healthcare Assistant, you'll play a key role in assisting patients with many aspects of daily life. Gwinnett Tech's Healthcare Assistant certificate program teaches you the foundation for working in the healthcare industry and jobs in this field are in high demand. You'll learn basic healthcare fundamentals to help others.

This program is offered at Gwinnett Tech's Alpharetta-North Fulton Campus as well as our Lawrenceville Campus.

Take the first step toward a top job in this field and apply for next semester. All the dates and deadlines you need to know are here on the website. If you're looking for ways to pay for your education, check out the scholarships for this program. You can also learn about our instructors, clubs and organizations and check out the advisory board to learn more about companies in this field.

Information on gainful employment: Health Care Assistant and Medical Assisting.

View our course catalog and check out these offerings:

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  • Degrees

    There are no degrees available for this program.


    There are no diplomas available for this program.


    • Healthcare Assistant

    Continuing Ed

    • CPR for the Healthcare Provider

    • Medical Terminology

    • Patient Care Technician

  • Christine Bell, MS, RD/LD
    Interim Program Director, Allied Health Science
    Yvonne Durrant
    Program Director, Patient Care Assistant
  • Healthcare assistants can work in a wide range of healthcare settings such as hospitals, rehabilitation assisted living facilities, and home care agencies.

  • Healthcare Assistant Advisory Board

    Jessica Ennis, BA,CMA (AAMA)
    Medical Assisting Program Director, Gwinnett Tech

    David James Newton, MPH, NREMT-P
    EMS Clinical Coordinator, Gwinnett Tech

    Janice McClure, RN, EdD
    Dean, Nursing Sciences, GTC

    Carolyn Diane Paulus, CMA (AAMA)
    North Atlanta Endocrinology and Diabetes

    Melinda DeCosta, CNA, CPT

    Nichelle Broughton, LPN, BS
    Instructor PCT Program, Gwinnett Tech

    Karla Utterback, CST

    Christi A. Laurent, RN MSN
    PCT Program Director, Gwinnett Tech

    Terry Forrest, MBA, CMA (AAMA)
    Medical Assisting Clinical Coordinator, Gwinnett Tech

    James Rafferty, CST
    Surgical Technology Clinical Coordinator, Gwinnett Tech

    Amy Weaver, CDA
    Dental Assisting Instructor, Gwinnett Tech