Gwinnett Tech's Medical Assisting program provides interactive, hands-on experience and led by Certified Medical Assistants (CMA). Our Medical Assisting diploma prepares students for employment in physician offices, clinics, surgical centers and urgent care centers.
The goal of our Medical Assisting program is to prepare future medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behaviors) domain. Coursework includes: structure, function and diseases of the human body, medical terminology, medical law and ethics, pharmacology, medical assisting procedures (both administrative and clinical) and a practicum (externship) in medical assisting.
Physicians count on medical assistants to:
- Greet and process incoming and outgoing patients
- Prepare and assist the physician during an exam
- Perform routine clinical tasks such as collecting and preparing laboratory specimens
- Take patient histories and chief complaint
- Preparing and administering medications as directed by a physician
- Measure vital signs & height and weight
- Handling correspondence, billing, and bookkeeping
- Coding and filling out insurance forms
- Arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services
Admission to the Medical Assisting program is competitive and is only offered full-time, during the day at our Lawrenceville campus.
The Gwinnett Technical College diploma-level Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Graduates of the Gwinnett Tech Medical Assisting program are eligible to sit for national certification for medical assisting. Over the past five years, Gwinnett Tech graduates have had a 95.08% pass rate.
Take the first step toward a career in Medical Assisting and apply for next semester! Important dates and deadlines are listed to get you started and if you're looking for ways to pay for your education, explore our scholarships for this program, as well as state and federal funds for which you may be eligible. You can also learn about our faculty and clubs and organizations to join!
Gwinnett Tech builds relationships with local subject-matter experts to develop advisory boards, who provide feedback that ensures we deliver relevant industry-specific curriculum for today’s high-demand careers. See who serves on our Medical Assisting advisory board.
For more information on our diploma program, please view our course catalog and explore these offerings and courses.