Genetic Counseling Assistant (GCA) Program
This online two-course program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to support genetic counselors in delivering high-quality genetic counseling services. The program covers a wide range of topics, including genetic and medical terminology, genetics and genomics, ethical and legal issues, and counseling techniques. Students are required to start the program with BIOL40359 - Genetic Counseling as it is a prerequisite for BIOL40375 - Genetic Counseling Assistant Training.
Through a combination of lecture-style classes and real-world clinical experiences, students will learn how to:
- Collect and organize patient medical and family history information.
- Administer and interpret genetic tests.
- Prepare and maintain patient records and documentation.
- Provide patient education and support, including providing resources and referrals.
- Participate in genetic counseling sessions, taking notes and providing support to the patient and family.
- Maintain accurate and up-to-date knowledge of genetic conditions and the latest treatments and technologies.
The program is designed for individuals who are interested in a career in healthcare and have a passion for helping people understand the complex issues related to genetic conditions. Graduates of the program will be prepared to work as Genetic Counseling Assistants, providing vital support to patients, families, and healthcare professionals in the field of genetic counseling. Upon successful completion of the two training courses, participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement.
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Gain and introductory inter-disciplinary training that strengthens an understanding of the field of genetic counseling as a healthcare professional. Learn More.
Genetic Counseling Assistant Training
Learn what skills are necessary to support genetic counselors in delivering high-quality genetic counseling services. Learn More.
Gain and introductory inter-disciplinary training that strengthens an understanding of the field of genetic counseling as a healthcare professional...
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Genetic Counseling Assistant TrainingBIOL-40375
Learn what skills are necessary to support genetic counselors in delivering high-quality genetic counseling services...
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
Conditions for Admission
This program is open to all adult learners, to enroll in this certificate program, complete the application below. This program is designed to best serve college-prepared working professionals. Upon completion of both training courses, participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement.
All courses are offered in fully online
ESTIMATED COST: $1,940
DURATION: 6 months
This training can be completed over two consecutive quarters