VGCC offers Medical Office Assistant course in Louisburg

Vance-Granville Community College will soon begin a continuing education program that prepares students for jobs in area medical offices.

The Medical Office Assistant training program is scheduled to be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., with an additional 33 hours of coursework online, from May 16 through June 6 on VGCC’s Franklin County Campus near Louisburg.

This course is designed to provide training in the skills required for a medical office assistant. Course topics include keyboarding and basic computer skills; preparation of medical records, health insurance and financial records of patients; understanding medical terminology, body systems, diseases and clinical procedures used in a medical office; preparation of medical reports; health care law; handling front office operations; and assisting the physician and medical staff.

Students who complete the program will be eligible to apply for entry-level administrative positions in doctor’s offices and clinics, as well as health care facilities like nursing homes and retirement communities.

The instructor is Tammy Ball, an instructor for the college’s Office Administration and Medical Office Administration curriculum programs.

Students taking this course who are 18 years or older must have a high school diploma or its equivalent. Students who are 16-17 years old may take the course if they have an authorization form signed by their parents/guardians and high school officials.

The cost of the course is $187.

Prospective students can now register and pay for this course online ( The deadline to register is May 10.

For more information, contact VGCC Occupational Extension at or (252) 738-3300.