Medical Assisting

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Gain the clinical and administrative skills you need to help others as a medical professional in just two years of formal education. Medical assistants combine their knowledge of the human body and their organizational training to be effective and important members of health response teams, whether that’s in a physician’s office, clinic, or hospital.

Make an Immediate Difference
As active participants in outpatient care, medical assistants directly impact the healthcare of patients. They support well-being in all kinds of ways, from scheduling appointments to assisting in medical examinations and laboratory procedures — all of which make a difference in patients’ lives on a daily basis.

Gain Multiple Skills
Medical assistants are masters of a wide range of tasks, including office procedures, computer operations, written and oral communication, and patient education. Graduates are empowered to be multi-skilled individuals with the practical experience to succeed in medical professional settings.

Get Ready for Certification
Graduates of the Medical Assisting program are eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants. By enrolling in Gaston College ’s accredited program, students prepare themselves to gain the knowledge and skills required for certification.

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Associate of Applied Science

Contact Information

Peggy Grigg, Secretary 
grigg.peggy@gaston.edu
704.922.6377

Dena Bridges, Coordinator
bridges.dena@gaston.edu
(704)922-2274