Catalog 2017-2018

Medical Assisting

Admission Requirements

To receive consideration for admission to the Medical Assisting program, applicants must be 17 years of age, be in good academic standing, and submit the following information to the Admissions Office by May 15 for fall semester admission and October 15 for spring semester admission:

  • Completed and signed application for admission and a $25 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Official high school or GED transcripts and/or official college transcripts from all colleges attended in the past (see General Admission Requirements). 
  • Proof of legal presence in the United States. Documentation of completion of MATH 1012, ALHS 1011, ALHS 1090, and FSSE 1000 with grades of C or higher.*
  • Completed and signed Intent form and technical standards form. Blank forms are available on the college website.
  • Valid ACCUPLACER, COMPASS, ASSET, SAT, or ACT test scores (see ACCUPLACER Placement Examination).

Students are admitted into the Medical Assisting program Fall semester on the Athens and Elbert campuses and Spring semester on the Athens campus.

* Students accepted into the Medical Assisting program, will have to show proof of Certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS HCP) prior to enrolling in MAST 1170.

Applicants may be required to complete drug testing and/or background checks at their own expense prior to participating in internships at certain host sites (see Drug Testing/Background Checks). Blank documents are available from the program chair, the Admissions Office, and on the college website.

Students on academic probation or academic dismissal at the time of selection are ineligible for admission to the Medical Assisting program. The number of students admitted to this program is limited. Acceptance into the program is determined by the availability of space and their completion of the required courses above.

Student GPA could become a selection factor if there are more applicants than space.