Medical Assisting

Georgia Piedmont Technical College Medical Assisting Clarkston, Georgia

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assisting Program at Georgia Piedmont Technical College equips students with essential skills in administrative and clinical duties, preparing them for roles in various medical settings.

Key Skills Taught:

Administrative Duties:

  • Utilizing computer applications for billing and bookkeeping
  • Managing correspondence and answering telephones
  • Ensuring HIPPA and facility safety compliance
  • Updating patient records and coding insurance forms
  • Arranging hospital admissions and laboratory services

Clinical Duties:

  • Taking medical histories and vital signs
  • Assisting with examinations and minor surgical procedures
  • Providing patient education and medication instructions
  • Performing First Aid procedures and wound care
  • Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens
  • Administering medications under supervision
  • Conducting electrocardiograms

Features Offered:

  • Program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • Focus on ambulatory care settings
  • Training in both administrative and clinical tasks
  • Emphasis on patient safety and health care provision

Ideal Candidates for the Program:

  • Caring individuals who enjoy patient interaction
  • Preference for outpatient care settings and hands-on work
  • Comfortable with computers and office tasks

Career Opportunities:

  • Employment in group practices, outpatient centers, and physician offices
  • Potential roles in various medical specialties
  • Certification options available through the American Association of Medical Assistants

Job Environment:

  • Opportunities to work directly with health care providers and patients
  • Emphasis on patient safety and occupational hazard awareness
  • Essential role in patient-centered medical home teams

Tuition: How Much Does Georgia Piedmont Technical College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

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Program Length: How Long Is Georgia Piedmont Technical College's Medical Assisting Diploma Program?

The program length for the Medical Assisting Diploma at Georgia Piedmont Technical College is 53 credits.

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About Georgia Piedmont Technical College

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) is a public institution located in Georgia with a small enrollment of 560 undergraduate students. 

GPTC is part of the Technical College System of Georgia and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award diplomas and technical certificates of credit.

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