The Medical Assisting degree program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in today's medical offices. The Medical Assisting program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of medical assisting. Graduates of the program receive a Medical Assisting degree.

Selection into the Medical Assisting program major courses is via competitive selection process.

Student Expenses Prior to Externship

  • Uniform and accessories for externship
  • Background check
  • TB test
  • Drug screen
  • Physical examination
  • Immunizations or titers
  • Current CPR card
  • Malpractice insurance provided by Central Georgia Technical College
  • NCCT review book
  • Certification test

Academic Progress

  • Students must pass all MAST courses with a "C" or above and maintain a GPA of 2.00 or higher in order to progress to the next semester of courses and remain on track. Students who receive a grade below "C" are considered off-track and will be subject to repeat the course upon space availability. Only one course failure is allowed once in the program.
  • Medical Assisting students who withdrew with the intent to return will only receive consideration based on space availability regardless of the term. A transfer student attempting to gain admission or readmission to the Medical Assisting Program will only receive consideration after taking the PSB Exam, submitting their official academic transcripts from their previously attended college(s) and completion of the progression form. The Registrar's Office will review such requests and make the admission decision accordingly.
  • If the student becomes off track, the student will need to reapply for the program by filling out the progression form. When the student is considered off track, their MAST classes are only acceptable if they are 2 years old or less. If they are older than 2 years, then the student must repeat the class(es).
  • Students who have withdrawn, requested to transfer, or students who have taken upper level courses attempting to improve their chance of being re-admitted to the program will not gain/obtain an advantage and will not be given assurance that space will be allotted. History shows that very few students are admitted/returned/or re-admitted under these circumstances.
  • An adverse finding on a student's background check may keep them from participating in externship and CGTC does not guarantee the student a site. The clinical site has the right to refuse a student based on an adverse background check or drug screen.
§ Graduates of the Medical Assisting program will be eligible to take the National Medical Assistant Certification Exam through National Center for Competency Testing. A student who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be admitted into the program but may prohibit one from taking the certification exam. For more information please visit NCCT's webpage at

Associate Degree
Program Length 63 Credit Hours
Education Requirements High School graduate or GED recipient; minimum age: 17
Entrance Dates Every Semester
Offered Macon, Warner Robins and Milledgeville Campuses

Medical Assisting Curriculum

Credit Hours

General Education Core Courses
Area I - Language Arts/Communication  
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences  
PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics
  Choose one of the following Math courses:
MATH 1103 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
MATH 1101 Mathematical Modeling
MATH 1111 College Algebra
Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts  
XXXX xxxx Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
XXXX xxxx General Education Core Elective (Areas I - IV)
Occupational Courses
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computer Literacy
ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences
BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2113L Anatomy and Physiology Lab I
BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 2114L Anatomy and Physiology Lab II
MAST 1010 Legal and Ethical Concerns in the Medical Office
MAST 1030 Pharmacology in the Medical Office
MAST 1060 Medical Office Procedures
MAST 1080 Medical Assisting Skills I
MAST 1090 Medical Assisting Skills II
MAST 1100 Medical Insurance Management
MAST 1110 Administrative Practice Management
MAST 1120 Human Diseases
MAST 1170 Medical Assisting Externship
MAST 1180 Medical Assisting Seminar
Total Hours