Medical Assisting

West Georgia Technical College

Medical Assisting

Waco, Georgia

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assisting Program at West Georgia Technical College equips students with essential administrative and clinical skills, interdisciplinary training, and preparation for certification exams.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Administrative Skills: Scheduling appointments, managing medical records, and handling billing procedures
  • Clinical Skills: Taking vital signs, preparing patients for examinations, and assisting with minor procedures
  • Interdisciplinary Training: Working effectively in interdisciplinary healthcare settings for comprehensive patient care
  • Preparation for Certification Exams: Readiness for the National Certification Exam by either the American Association of Medical Assistants or American Medical Technologists

Program Features:

  • Accreditation: CAAHEP-accredited program ensuring quality education and certification exam eligibility
  • High Program Outcomes: 100% student retention rate, 88% job placement rate, and 100% exam passage rate in 2019
  • Support Services: Available services to aid students in program completion
  • Career Opportunities: Opportunities in various medical settings, enhancing career prospects in health care

For more information, contact West Georgia Technical College.

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About West Georgia Technical College

West Georgia Technical College (WGTC) is a public community college in Waco, Georgia, serving a seven-county area that includes Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson, Heard, Meriwether, and Troup. WGTC offers various types of courses, including technical education, adult education, adult basic education, adult secondary education, English as a Second Language, and continuing education, providing short-term non-credit training for personal and professional development. 

The college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and offers technical certificates of credit, diplomas, and associate degrees as the highest level of award. WGTC has campuses in Carrollton, Newnan, Douglasville, and Waco, Georgia, with adult education centers throughout the service area.

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