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Helms College grows with addition of health care programs

Helms College is again expanding its educational programming with the addition of new career pathways in its School of Health Services.

The U.S. Department of Education has approved the addition of programs for Multi-Skilled Medical Assistant and Medical Administrative Assistant, which join current programs for Patient Care Technician. The Department of Education approval follows approvals from the state regulatory agency and the national accrediting agency for Helms College, the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training.

Helms College School of Health Services is enrolling students for a quarterly class start on July 18 along with culinary students attending the School of Hospitality on the Helms College, Augusta Campus, at 3145 Washington Road at Fury’s Ferry Road.

“We’re very pleased to bring these additional educational program options to Helms College,” said James K. Stiff, President of Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA, the parent organization of Helms College. “The CSRA has embraced the hands-on educational options offered by Associate Degree program in the School of Hospitality and in the PCT program in the School of Health Services, and we expect similar receptiveness for additional professional healthcare education. This is especially true in a community with such a strong reputation for healthcare services, with significant growth in employment prospects for students with healthcare skills.”

Helms College, founded in 2007 in Macon by Goodwill and expanded in 2012 to Augusta, is nationally accredited and its programs are eligible for federal Title IV funding and Department of Veterans Affairs benefits.  Federal financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Enrollment is underway for all Helms College programs for the next quarter start on July 18. For more information, contact Helms College admissions staff at (706) 651-9707, email admissions@helms.edu, or go to www.helms.edu