2 TYPES MA PROGRAMS OFFERED
- AAS Degree in Medical Clinical Assisting Program – 54 Weeks / approx. 12-13 months
- Medical Clinical Assisting Certification Course – 36 Weeks / approx. 9 months
What is an AAS-D in Medical Assisting?
In this program you will earn your Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Medical Assisting in a short 12-13 months, however you may be qualified to work as a Medical Assistant as soon as 9 months while you continue to take online night classes to complete your degree. This is an accredited associates level degree course. The course is designed for students seeking employment immediately upon graduation. Emphasis is placed on courses which enable the student to gain theoretical and practical knowledge as well as skills important for working in the medical field. This course also prepares you for the Certified Medical Assistant national exam.
Medical Assistants work in physicians’ offices, clinics, hospitals, or other healthcare facilities. They are responsible for performing physician support services that help ensure medical facilities run smoothly. Certified medical assistants may work in a clerical, administrative, or clinical capacity, and may even be asked to perform many specialized tasks.
Medical assisting is one of the fastest growing careers in healthcare. The field is very competitive which is why many institutions are hiring Medical Assistants who not only are certified (CMAs) but hold a degree as well. RCI is an ABHES accredited school and provides one of the best CMA training programs in the industry. Graduating with AAS-D MCA credentials shows prospective employers that you have met the rigorous standards of working as professional in this field.
WHAT ABOUT THE SHORTER MEDICAL ASSISTING CERTIFICATION COURSE?
In this program you will learn all the core Medical Assisting skills as you would in the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Medical Assisting program except you will not need to complete your general education courses and not receive your AAS degree. You will graduate with a certificate in MCA in a short 9 months and be qualified to work as a Medical Assistant. This is an accredited associates level diploma course. The course is designed for students seeking employment immediately upon graduation. Emphasis is placed on courses which enable the student to gain theoretical and practical knowledge as well as skills important for working in the medical field. This course also prepares you for the Certified Medical Assistant national exam as well.
Daytime and Evening schedules available
Daytime Classes - 36 Weeks – Core Classes Only (AAS-Degree students take night G.E.’s)
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Night/Evening Classes - 54 Weeks or 36 Weeks – Core and G.E. Classes
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- If you opt for our 3-in-1 option, included FREE is training towards your Phlebotomy & EKG Certificates
- Financial Aid is available to qualified students
- MCA AAS Degree course offers 18wks of the 54wks as online night classes.
- New class sessions start frequently, view our schedule
- 1160+ hours in Class & 160 hours Externship (approx. 12-13 months)
- Externship is scheduled after classroom training is completed
- Phlebotomy & EKG Courses scheduled concurent or after MA is completed
MA COURSE DETAILS
GENERAL COURSE DESCRIPTION
The RCI Associate of Applied Science Degree in Medical Clinical Assisting Program is a 1260-hour / 54-week comprehensive program. Upon successful completion of the 875 hours / 40 weeks of didactic/theory, practical/lab classes, and 225 hours / 10 weeks of GE, students will complete 160 hours / 4 weeks in a clinical externship where they would apply the knowledge learned in the classroom setup. The RCI Medical Clinical Assisting Program is 900 hours which does not include GE courses.
Graduates will be prepared for both front and back office medical assisting duties and ready for employment upon graduation.
Unique to RCI students only is our 3-In-1 course bundle option. This bundle combines your Medical Assistant Degree with a Phlebotomy and EKG Certificate. 3 certificates for the price of 1. This is our most popular course as it prepares each graduating student with a broad skillset upon graduation. Students who take this bundle will have the option to include our State and Nationally Certified Phlebotomy training course and a National Electrocardiograph with intro Holter Monitor training at the same time. Successful completion of RCI's 3-In-1 program prepares the student for all three state & nationally recognized certificates in Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy (CPT1), and EKG.
RCI's MA program will prepare the students to become multi-skilled medical professionals dedicated to assisting in patient care management. These health care professionals will perform administrative and clinical duties and may manage emergency situations, facilities, and/or personnel. Medical Assistants will work in physicians' offices, clinics, hospitals and other medical facilities under the supervision of a physician.
RCI helped me secure the training I needed in Medical Assisting but what made the difference was the great staff and instructor. They were always warm and welcoming. Even though it was only a few months I got to know them and they really took care of me. Even the Financial Aid department help me thru the Financial Aid process.
- Alice L.
YOU WILL LEARN
- Administrative Duties
- Medical/Financial Records Management, Medical Insurance
- Medical Report Transcription
- Patient Appointment Scheduling
- Preparation of Patients for Examination
- Assisting in Minor Surgery
- Giving Injections
- ...and much more!
- Students must be at least 18 years of age
- High School Diploma or GED Equivalent