Medical Assisting

Program Description

The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical and laboratory procedures.

Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, medical transcription, computer operations; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.

Graduates of Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited medical assisting program may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) certification examination to become Certified Medical Assistants. VGCC´s Medical Assisting program is CAAHEP accredited and has a 5-year cumulative average retention rate of 77.38%. Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.

Potential applicants should follow the admissions requirements and specific deadlines available through the college admissions office. Suggested High School courses for individuals desiring a career as a Medical Assistant include advanced biology, algebra, keyboarding/computer applications.

Contact
Dr. Mercedes
Kamoru
Medical Assisting Program Head
FRANKLIN CAMPUS - Louisburg
Room:
F1205
(252) 738-3625
Degree
Diploma
Certificate
Workforce Training
  1. Students will exhibit good communication skills.
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to apply legal HIPAA concepts as they apply to other cultures.
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to perform aseptic specimen collection, to insure global competitiveness in the healthcare arena.
  4. Students will demonstrate the knowledge necessary for entry level position through the use of medical terminology as it relates to diseases.
  5. Students will use critical thinking skills as they relate to medical situations.

Medical Assisting Student Handbook (PDF)


The Vance-Granville Community College Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 727-210.2350
Fax: 727-210-2354
Email: mail@caahep.org