Become A Medical Assistant

When it comes to training in the field of medical assisting, Gwinnett Colleges & Institute has several options from which you can select.  All school campuses offer diploma programs to train in medical assisting with the Orlando, Lilburn, Marietta, and Sandy Springs and also offer associate degree programs.  Regardless of the credential, the school’s curriculum focuses on the medical assisting skills and training you will need to seek entry-level employment in physicians’ offices, clinics, hospitals, and other medical settings needing the services of associates trained in both front and back office.  Upon completion of the medical assisting program, college students at Orlando, Lilburn, Marietta, Raleigh and Sandy Springs campuses will have taken various courses related to the front and back office functions.  The medical assisting school externship component provides the opportunity for Gwinnett Colleges & Institute students to practice the medical assisting skills learned throughout their training programs in an actual medical setting working with real patients.

To ensure a well-rounded medical assisting graduate, some programs may include training in medical insurance and coding, medical transcription, and bookkeeping related to the medical office.  Medical assistant degree programs contain general education courses that are designed to expand the graduate’s knowledge base and provide a well-rounded educational experience.

The medical assisting training program at Gwinnett Colleges & Institute focuses on two curriculum objectives – providing training in both front and back office skills.  The following are a few skills taught in the program’s classes.  

  • Measuring Vital Signs
  • Patient Preparation for Medical Examinations
  • Updating Patients’ Charts
  • Interaction Communications with Physicians and Other Medical Professionals
  • Preparing Examination Rooms
  • Performing Triage Functions with Patients
  • Performing Laboratory Tests
  • Performing Phlebotomy Procedures

Gwinnett Colleges & Institute offers medical assisting program courses to gain essential skills and training to achieve entry-level positions in this career field. These courses will be the first step in starting a rewarding career. All Gwinnett College & Institute campuses offer diploma programs with the Orlando, Lilburn, Marietta, and Sandy Springs also offering medical assisting associate degree programs. Some of the courses covered in the Medical Assisting program include:

  • Medical Law & Ethics
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical Bookkeeping
  • Medical Lab Procedures
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Medical Insurance & Coding
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Phlebotomy
  • Diseases
  • Medical Assisting Externship

Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 14 percent from 2022 to 2032, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics*. The demand for medical assistant courses is projected to grow based on the aging baby boomer population and the increased demand for preventative care. An increase in physicians will in turn increase the demand for medical assistants to complete clinical and clerical tasks, allowing the physician to see additional patients.

While we do not guarantee employment, we provide continuous career services assistance upon graduation from your Medical assistant program.


Our medical assisting training programs may vary by name, content, and type of associate degree offered between school campuses.  Please refer to the appropriate Orlando, Lilburn, Marietta, Raleigh and Sandy Springs school campus catalog for specific information on your program of choice.

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