Medical Assistant / X-Ray Technician (Limited Scope) Associate Degree Program
03/2020: All programs have been converted to online. Enrollment and financial aid can be done from home. You can start your program ONLINE at Rockford Career College today. The College moved to online instruction for all our programs to be in compliance with Governor J.B. Pritzker’s executive order.
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After meeting with area employers, we developed the Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assistant X-Ray Technician (Limited Scope) program to fulfill their job requests. Doctor’s offices and clinics that perform x-rays, need medical assistants with x-ray skills. Increase your marketability by adding X-Ray Technician (Limited Scope) to your Medical Assistant duties while getting your Associate Degree.
This program is designed for people who already have 45 credit hours in a Medical Assistant concentration or a graduate of a Medical Assistant program with a cumulative grade point of 2.0 or better from the previous educational institution.
Students complete general education courses online such as College Math, Oral and Written Communication, Critical Reading and Thinking, History of American Government, Introduction to Psychology, and Ethics and Life Science. This program includes on-campus radiology courses and a 160-hour externship in a local clinic, hospital, or physicians’ office to provide students with practical and real-life experience.
Enjoy Strong Career Opportunities
The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists medical assistants as one of the fastest-growing occupations with a job increase of thirteen percent over the next decade.1
1 onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9092.00, retrieved 2/25/2020
Program length - 7 months
The associate degree program includes training in office administration procedures, technology required in medical offices and x-ray imaging and techniques.
Some of the courses included are:
Radiograph Imaging Protocols and Positioning
Radiographic Specialization and Positioning
Radiology and Imaging
Healthcare is experiencing exceptional growth and graduates of this program could be well prepared to take advantage of a variety of entry-level medical job opportunities, such as medical office administrative assistant or medical secretary.
Demand for medical ASSISTANTS is expected to grow by 29% FROM 2016-2026.1
1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm retrieved 2/24/19