Allied Health and Nursing – CGCC

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Allied Health

Medical Assisting (A.A.S.)

Medical Assisting is a fast-growing and versatile allied health profession. Medical Assistants perform a variety of routine administrative and clinical tasks in physicians’ offices, clinics, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, laboratories, and other healthcare settings. Since they are able to work on both the administrative and clinical side of a variety of health care facilities, medical assistants are viewed as vital members of the health care team.

A medical assistant’s clinical duties may include taking vital signs, collecting and preparing laboratory specimens and tests, drawing blood, performing ECGs, and sterilizing instruments. On the administrative side, medical assistants use computer applications, schedule appointments, update patient medical records, code, bill, and complete insurance forms, and arrange hospital admission for patients.

Phlebotomy technicians, electronic health processors, ECG technicians, physical therapy aides, lab technicians, patient care associates, billers or coders, and chiropractic aides are just a few of the diverse job opportunities available to the medical assisting graduate.

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Medical Office Assistant (Certificate)

This program prepares students for entry into the medical office field with a wide range of skills such as transcription, updating and filing patient medical records, completing insurance forms, arranging for hospital admission and laboratory services, billing, and bookkeeping.

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Nursing (A.S.)

Nursing offers an outstanding associate degree program. The faculty of highly trained nursing professionals is dedicated to working with their students. Agreements with hospitals and health facilities provide excellent opportunities for clinical practice in the region. The nursing program is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (formerly known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326, Telephone: 866‑747‑9965 or 404‑975‑5000. This accreditation facilitates transfer to advanced nursing studies.

Please be sure to also review Information for Nursing Students which is part of the Student Handbook.

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