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Life Science & Public Safety

Program Overview

The Healthcare Access Services Department takes care of the patient’s needs from the time the patient initially contacts or presents to the hospital, clinic, or physician’s office for services, and continues until the time the patient receives medical/mental health services. The average salary for a Healthcare Access Associate in the state of Georgia is approximately $34,000.00 per year. Healthcare Access Associates can be employed in hospitals, out-patient facilities, or doctor offices.

ALHS 1040, Introduction to Healthcare provides students with an opportunity to learn and perform entry-level healthcare skills and obtain BLS certification. The prerequisite courses for the Program are frequently prerequisite courses to other diploma-level health care programs offered at ATC, such as the Dental Assisting, EMS Professions Diploma, Licensed Practical Nursing, Medical Assisting, and Surgical Technology Diploma, allowing students to continue their educational pathways with a potential seamless approach.
HIMT 1205 provides students with the opportunity to prepare for the National Association of Healthcare Access Management Certified Healthcare Access Associate (CHAA) certification examination.

Featured Courses

ALHS 1040- Introduction to Healthcare ALHS 1090- Medical Teminology for Allied Health Sciences HIMT 1151- Computer Applications in Healthcare

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Mission Statement

The mission of the certificate program in Healthcare Assistant is to prepare students with the knowledge, technical skills, and professional ethics required for entry-level employment as a member of a healthcare team.

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Program Contact

Patti Stripling

Program Chair

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Healthcare Assistant