Medical Assistant Diploma Program
The Medical Assistant diploma program provides students with a basic educational foundation for becoming a medical assistant in today’s healthcare industry. Upon completion, graduates could be qualified for entry-level positions in physicians’ offices, medical centers, medical billing offices and hospitals.
Ten Reasons to Become a MA (Medical Assistant) at RCC
- Do you love taking care of people? Are you a natural caregiver? Our College has a Medical Assistant program that has been designed for you with input by a team of local medical professionals.
- Our program is affordable and our financial aid department will help you navigate through all the applications.
- Do you learn better by doing? At our school, we jump start your learning by getting hands-on experience starting in the first 10 weeks – experiencing what your daily work will entail.
- Our instructors have years of experience in the field of medicine and will teach using real-life examples making it easier to apply your new knowledge in the clinic setting.
- During your studies, you gain real-world experience by participating in a 160-hour hands-on externship at a work site with our well-established network of employers.
- Our #1 goal is to help you find a Medical Assistant job to launch your career. We offer resume guidance, mock interviews and valuable feedback from local employers.
- We offer flexible schedule options - day or night. Once you graduate and start working as a Medical Assistant, you need not stop there. You can stay right here at your RCC home and continue your education by joining online classes to get your associates degree, allowing you to use your medical assistant degree and still further your education.
- Start now – you don’t have to wait until June, September or January like most colleges; we have new starts every five weeks.
- We care. We have small class sizes, dedicated instructors and support staff who care about your success.
- Once your externship requirements are met and you finish your program, you have the immediate ability to sit for your Medical Assistant certification which is recognized by American Medical Technologists (AMT) opening doors to exciting employment.
Program length – 10 months
The Medical Assisting program instructs students in both clerical and clinical skills. Classes include instruction on taking vital signs, drawing blood, maintaining patient records, billing and other skills related to patient care. The program also includes courses to help you develop communication and critical thinking skills. The program requires a 160-hour externship designed to help you gain hands-on experience, following the completion of all required course work.
Medical assistants work under the supervision of a nurse, doctor or other healthcare provider. They are typically responsible for tasks like taking vital signs, administering medication, drawing blood, scheduling, billing, assisting with minor surgical procedures and performing laboratory tests. During a patient’s visit, they are often the first and last contact a patient has with the staff.
Medical assistants could work in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, physician offices and nursing homes.
Demand for medical assistants is expected to grow by 14% though 2024.1 With an aging population which continues to increase, the demand for skilled workers in the healthcare industry will also rise. Rockford Career College can prepare you to join this exciting and in-demand field.
1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015 Edition, Job Outlook, retrieved 4/26/16
The RCC Madison Campus has now merged with the Madison Media Institute! We are offering the same medical programs in the same campus facility, just under a new name. Please visit us on our new site. If you have any questions, email email@example.com.
The RCC Rockford Campus will still serve students in the Rockford area.
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