We Proudly Present Medical Assistant Graduate Kerry Caldwell

We Proudly Present Medical Assistant Graduate Kerry Caldwell
DATE On April 22, 2022

"While a negative habit can slow your progress and adversely influence your lifestyle, a positive habit can greatly improve it. It can bring positivity, possibilities, progress, health, wealth, abundance, happiness, love and success in your life."  This Stellan Moreira quote encouraged Kerry Caldwell to develop more positive habits, such as studying to begin a new career.1 After enrolling in Rockford Career College's medical assistant program, Kerry put in a tremendous amount of effort to succeed in her classes. She graduated on our President's List with a 4.0 GPA. We are extremely proud of Kerry for achieving her academic and professional goals. 

What You Learn in a Medical Assistant Program

For each graduate of a program, we highlight three different courses. During the program, Kerry took courses such as: MA Technology Fundamentals, Cardiac Care, and Student Success Strategies.

In these courses, she learned about:

  • Microsoft Windows and its applications, such as desktop features, search capabilities, and file management, as well as creating, editing, and formatting documents and spreadsheets
  • 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
  • The basic principles to achieve success in various settings, including time and stress management strategies; study skills; professionalism; policies and procedures; learning and communication methods; and basic word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software skills

How Our Graduate Became a Medical Assistant

Like Kerry, you too could become a medical assistant in just a matter of months and start your career journey in this interesting and necessary profession. You will have the opportunity to develop your practical skills during a 170-hour externship with 160 hours in a clinical setting.  From completing the enrollment process to connecting with local employers, we will be with you throughout your career journey. The College even offers financial aid to those who qualify!

Rockford Career College's Medical Assistant Program at a Glance

Program Length: 10 months
Learning Environment: Hybrid format incorporating online and on-campus components
Link to Lead Instructor for Medical Assistant
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. Now is a great time to start developing good life habits. Let us help you work toward a better future like Kerry did.

1 61 Influence Quotes—Inspirational Words of Wisdom.  (n.d.).  Wow4U.  Retrieved August 18, 2021 from https://www.wow4u.com/influence-quotes/
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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