VGCC offers Medical Office Assistant course at South Campus

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Flier for Medical Office Assistant program with a picture of a woman working in an office.

Vance-Granville Community College will soon begin a continuing education program that prepares students for jobs in area medical offices.

The Medical Office Assistant course is scheduled to be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until noon, between May 15 and June 12, on VGCC’s South Campus, located between Creedmoor and Butner. In addition, students will complete 42 hours of coursework online.

This course is designed to provide training in the skills required for a medical office assistant. Course topics include keyboarding and basic computer skills; preparation of medical records, health insurance and financial records of patients; understanding medical terminology, body systems, diseases and clinical procedures used in a medical office; preparation of medical reports; health care law; handling front office operations; and assisting the physician and medical staff.

Students who complete the program will be eligible to apply for entry-level administrative positions in doctor’s offices and clinics, as well as health care facilities like nursing homes and retirement communities.

The instructor is Tammy Ball, an instructor for the college’s Office Administration and Medical Office Administration curriculum programs.

Students taking this course must be aged 18 or older and have a high school diploma or its equivalent. The cost of the course is $187. Qualifying students may be eligible for tuition assistance.

Prospective students can now register and pay for this course online ( The deadline to register is May 8.

For more information, contact VGCC Occupational Extension at or (252) 738-3300.