A – 05/19/2020
Medical Assisting Program Information
Fall Semester Cohort
June 26, 2020: Program Application Deadline for Fall Semester start
To be considered for the Medical Assisting Program candidates must:
1. Submit the completed Medical Assisting Application packet by the Program Application Deadline of June 26,
2020 to the email address of firstname.lastname@example.org .
2. Complete the ATI TEAS Exam within the current application cycle (June 18, 2019 to June 26, 2020) and score a
minimum of 50%.
3. Have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA in prerequisite classes ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology for Allied Health
Sciences; ALHS 1011 Anatomy & Physiology; ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English; PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology;
and MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics.
4. Complete FYES 1000 by the end of summer term 2020.
5. Attend the mandatory program meeting. All eligible applicants will receive an email informing them of the
mandatory meeting. Student who do not attend will forfeit their spots.
Additional Notes about Prerequisite and Medical Assisting Classes:
1. Prerequisite courses may be in-progress during summer semester, 2020; however, all prerequisite courses
must be completed by the end of Summer Term.
2. Students who have completed all of their prerequisites by the application deadline will be given preference
over students with in-progress classes during the competitive selection process.
3. The competitive prerequisite GPA is calculated using the most recent grade for each prerequisite course in the
initial screening. This includes courses transferred into GTC.
4. Students with in-progress classes will write “IP” beside the corresponding class(es) on their competitive
5. While many of the prerequisite courses and essential general core courses are offered online and at night, all
courses in the Medical Assisting program are offered only during the day. Selected candidates must be able to
attend day classes and clinicals during the day, full-time, Monday through Friday.
For more information, you may contact:
Health Enrollment Support Team at HealthTeam@GwinnettTech.edu
The Gwinnett Technical College Diploma level Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on
Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (caahep.org ) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting
Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs; 1361 Park Street;
Clearwater, FL 33756 727/210-2350.
Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the CMA (AAMA) exam. One of the grounds for denial of eligibility for
the CMA (AAMA) credential, or for discipline of the CMA (AAMA) is having been found guilty of a felony, or pleaded
guilty to a felony. However, the Certifying Board may grant a waiver based upon mitigating circumstances.
To find out more about the nature of the work of a medical assistant please visit aama-ntl.org