We Proudly Present Medical Assistant Graduate Berniceka Ellis

We Proudly Present Medical Assistant Graduate Berniceka Ellis
DATE On January 18, 2022

“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the story you keep telling yourself as to why you can't achieve it.”1 This quote from Jordan Belfort inspired Berniceka Ellis to take control of her professional future rather than succumb to negativity. After enrolling in Rockford Career College's medical assistant program, Berniceka studied hard and completed hands-on training to prepare for a new career. We are very proud of her for graduating on the President's List with a 4.0 GPA.  

What You Learn in a Medical Assistant Program

For each graduate of a program, we highlight three different courses. During the program, Berniceka took courses such as: Patient Care, Medical Billing Fundamentals, and Cardiac Care. 

In these courses, she learned about:

  • Assisting with physical examinations, obtaining vital signs and anthropometric measurements, preparing and maintaining examination rooms, assisting in life span specialties, and recording medical documentation
  • The insurance and billing processes with emphasis on major insurance companies, claim submission, reimbursement practices, bookkeeping procedures, and coding systems used in healthcare
  • The main body systems involved in cardiology (cardiovascular and respiratory); pulmonary issues including lung volume and capacity, pulmonary diseases, and airway obstructions; maintaining and operating electrocardiogram and pulmonary equipment; and identifying causes and corrections of artifacts

These courses were supplemented with a 170-hour externship with 160 hours in a clinical setting.

How Our Graduate Became a Medical Assistant

Like Berniceka, you too could become a medical assistant in just a matter of months and start your career journey in this interesting and necessary profession. Our staff and faculty are ready to assist you with the enrollment and financial aid processes, tutoring, networking with local employers, and much more. We believe in you and want to help you succeed like Berniceka and the rest of our wonderful graduates.

Rockford Career College's Medical Assistant Program at a Glance

Program Length: 10 months
Learning Environment: Hybrid format incorporating online and on-campus components
Lead Instructor Medical Assistant Program 
Job Outlook: 19% increase in the U.S. projected from 2019-20292

Find out more about our medical assistant program today. Call 888.680.6682 or submit the Request Information form on our website. Don't let fear of failure stand between you and your goal. We are proud of you for pursuing a new path and will guide you throughout your career journey. 

1 Salonek, L.  (2017, May 12).  23 quotes to help you survive finals.  Odyssey.    https://www.theodysseyonline.com/23-quotes-help-survive-finals
2 National Center for O*NET Development.  Illinois Employment Trends: 31-9092.00 - Medical Assistants.  O*NET OnLine. Retrieved May 18, 2021, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/31-9092.00?st=IL&g=Go

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