We Proudly Present Medical Assistant Graduate Laquisha Foat

We Proudly Present Medical Assistant Graduate Laquisha Foat
DATE On May 26, 2022

“Keep aiming higher, be more patient, and practice positive affirmation.” This advice inspired Laquisha Foat as she pursued a medical assisting career. After enrolling at Rockford Career College, Laquisha stayed positive and continually pushed herself even when her coursework felt challenging. We are proud to say she graduated on our Dean's List and began the career she always wanted!

What You Learn in a Medical Assistant Program

For each graduate of a program, we highlight three different courses. During the program, Laquisha took courses such as: Pharmacology and Pathology, Cardiac Care, and General Anatomy & Physiology. 

In these courses, she learned about:

  • Drug classification, dosage calculation, routes and methods of drug administration, prescription management, and abbreviations used in pharmacology
  • 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
  • Basic chemistry; cells and tissues; and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, neurological, genitourinary, reproductive, and digestive systems

How Our Graduate Became a Medical Assistant

Like Laquisha, you too could become a medical assistant in just a matter of months and start your career journey in this interesting and necessary profession. As part of the Rockford Career College family, you have the opportunity to gain real-world experience before graduating by completing a 170-hour externship with 160 hours in a clinical setting. We are ready to assist you with everything from completing the enrollment process to networking with local employers. The College also 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: 18% increase in the U.S. projected from 2020-20301

Find out more about our medical assistant program today. Call 888.680.6682 or submit the Request Information form on our website. Staying positive, patient, and determined could help you reach your dream career. Let us assist you in beginning a new career path like Laquisha. 

1 National Center for O*NET Development.  Illinois Employment Trends: 31-9092.00 - Medical Assistants.  O*NET OnLine. Retrieved 1/10/2022, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/31-9092.00?st=IL&g=Go

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