Medical Assistant Diploma Program

Medical Assistant Diploma Program

What is a Medical Assistant?

Few healthcare functions would be possible without Medical Assistants. This varied and fundamentally important career, is critical in providing services such as:
  • Working alongside physicians and nurses to provide administrative support.
  • Measuring and recording vital signs.
  • Ensuring stellar patient experiences through appointment scheduling, cleansing rooms and processing customer data.
  • In some cases, obtaining patient samples.
  • Helping patients improve healthcare outcomes and improve lives.

What Career Options Are Available as a Medical Assistant?

Medical Assistants provide widespread care and support for medical institutions. In this exciting and growing field, you will find Medical Assistants working in environments such as:
  • Medical & Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Nursing Care Facilities
  • Optometrist Offices
  • Universities
  • Insurance Companies
  • Outpatient Care Centers
  • State & Local Government Agencies
  • Private Practices
  • Hospitals
  • And many more locations!

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs in the US for Medical Assistants is expected to increase by 18% between 2020 and 2030.1

What You Will Learn in a Medical Assistant Program

Due to the complexities of healthcare and the importance of patient care, a diploma program is a great way to gain fundamental industry knowledge to launch a healthcare career. Our diploma program can be completed in just 10 months and has been carefully designed to provide:
  • Instruction in both clerical and clinical best practices and skills.
  • Development of medical communication and critical thinking.
  • Includes a 175-hour externship designed to gain hands-on experience.
  • Real-life examples of common challenges in the healthcare world.

Upon successful completion of the program, you have the ability to sit for your medical assistant certification. Recognized by the American Medical Technologists (AMT), this certification could open additional doors to employment.

Why Choose Our College?

For over 155 years, Rockford Career College has made a lasting impact on the students and community we serve by:
  • Making student success our #1 priority.
  • Designing courses that develop critical skill sets and expanding our student’s knowledge base for a life-time career.
  • Ensuring that the skills businesses need are the skills we teach.
  • Offering affordable programs that typically take less time to complete and have smaller class sizes than those of other schools.
  • Offering on-campus, hybrid, and completely online diploma and degree programs that provide more flexibility to fit your life-style.
  • Having the best career services team that has done the networking for you with numerous local employers and are here to help.

All of us here at Rockford Career College are here to help you succeed, whether it’s our free tutoring, helpful financial aid options, or connecting you with businesses for that great job. We may have changed names and locations over the years, but our goal remains the same: To prepare you for quick entry into the workforce.

Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

Program length – 10 months


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After you complete the Medical Assistant Diploma Program, you could continue with our online, 7-month Healthcare Administration Associate Degree completion program.  That's only 17 months total to get an associate degree

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Rockford Career College is formally recognized by American Medical Technologists (AMT), a national certification agency for allied health professionals. Students completing the Medical Assistant diploma program are eligible to sit for the appropriate AMT examination.