SGTC Medical Assisting students assist at Health Screening
Students in the South Georgia Technical College Medical Assisting program assisted the Sumter County Health Department in providing a health screening at TSG, Inc. in Americus recently.
“This was an excellent opportunity for our students to get some practical experience,” said South Georgia Technical College Medical Assisting Instructor Dianna Skipper. “I would like to thank the Sumter County Health Department and TSG, Inc. for allowing our students to participate in this health fair. We appreciate their partnership with the college and with our students.”
TSG, Inc. is located at 113 Swett Avenue in Americus. They specialize in die cutting, gasket fabrication, metal stamping, CNC Plastic Fabrication and Rigid Plastic Extrusions. They partner with industry leaders for raw materials and service all major markets including the lighting, appliance, automotive, construction, and electronics markets.
The South Georgia Technical College Medical Assisting Program accepts students every semester. Students can earn a diploma in five terms or less but can earn a technical college certificate of credit in one or two teams.
A medical assistant is often the first person that patients meet in a doctor’s office. They may make appointments, prepare patients for exams, and assist the doctor with exams. Some of their clinical duties include directly helping patients, gathering vital signs, giving medications, explaining or performing treatments and tests like EKG’s and phlebotomy. Medical Assistants also must have administrative skills such as managing the day to day business operations of a medical office, management of medical records, communicating with other healthcare agencies, accepting and making payments, coding insurance and processing claims.
For more information about the medical assisting program at South Georgia Technical College contact: Dianna Skipper at email@example.com or 229-931-2953, Lynn Lightner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 229-931-2560, in Americus or Vicki Gilbert at email@example.com or 229-271-5188 in Crisp County.
South Georgia Technical College is currently enrolling students for C-term Spring semester. Classes begin Monday, March 13th. For more information about the college, visit the website at www.southgatech.edu or contact the admissions office in Americus at 229-931-2394 or 229-271-4040 for the Crisp County Center.