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Medical Assisting  

Last Updated: Jan 27, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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General Information

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Certification Information

  • CMA (AAMA) Exam
    Information about qualifying and applying for the CMA exam.
  • Prepare for Medical Assistant Certification
    Study guide and practice tests for CMA/RMA certification from Learning Express Library. Use Webadvisor login and password to access off-campus. Separate registration required to use.

Continuing Education

Occupational Safety


Medical Assisting at VGCC!

The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical and laboratory procedures. Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, computer operations; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.

Program Head/Instructor
(252) 738-3609

Health Information on the Web

  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
    Resources about diseases, conditions and other special topics, with health immunizations and recommendations for travelers worldwide. (Internet Resource)
  • Lab Tests Online
    Understand lab tests that are part of routine care, as well as diagnosis and treatment. Search by test, condition, or recommended screenings. (Internet Resource)
    Health education to patients and the general public on topics such as autism, influenza, bipolar disorder, breast cancer, smoking, depression, and more. (Internet Resource)
  • MedLine Plus
    Common diseases and conditions, health promotion and wellness, drugs info, medical dictionaries and more. (Internet Resource)
  • MedLine Plus Drugs & Supplements
    Guide to prescription and over-the-counter medications, herbs, and supplements. (Internet Resource)
  • Merck Manual Home Edition
    Explains disorders, their symptoms, how they're diagnosed, and how they can be prevented or treated. (Internet Resource)
  • National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
    Complementary and alternative healing practices such as aromatherapy, acupuncture, and herbal medicine. Offers resources and pamphlets. (Internet Resource)
  • NC Health Info
    Online guide to quality health and medical information and local health services throughout North Carolina. (Internet Resource)
  • North Carolina Public Health
    Information on health precautions, links to local health departments, how to get birth certificates. (Internet Resource)
  • PubMed
    Comprehensive resource containing citations (not full articles) to biomedical articles and life science journals. (Internet Resource)
  • State Center for Health Statistics
    Health-related research and reports and a collection of health statistics. (Internet Resource)



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