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WHAT IS A MEDICAL ASSISTING CERTIFICATION COURSE?

In this program you will learn all the core Medical Assisting skills in preparation to work as a Medical Assistant in the medical field. You will graduate with a certificate in MCA in a short 9 months (or 900 hours) and be qualified to work as a Medical Assistant. This is an accredited diploma course with the option to earn your Associate’s degree (see below). 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. The course consists of lectures, demonstrations, hands-on skills labs, and externship at a medical facility. This course also prepares you for the Certified Medical Assistant national exam as well. 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 OPTIONAL ASSOCIATES DEGREE IN MEDICAL ASSISTING?

In this optional program add-on to the standard MCA course, 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 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.

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.

What is a part of the medical assisting course

MA COURSE DETAILS & 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.

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Medical Assisting COURSE INFORMATION

 Administrative Duties

 Medical/Financial Records Management, Medical Insurance

 Bookkeeping

 Medical Report Transcription

 Patient Appointment Scheduling

 Preparation of Patients for Examination

 Assisting in Minor Surgery

 Giving Injections

 Electrocardiographs

 …and much more!

INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL ASSISTING & MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
ANATOMY
PHYSIOLOGY
ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
CLINICAL RESPONSIBILITIES
HEALTHCARE & ADMINISTRATIVE
PHARMACOLOGY
EXTERNSHIP
RCI has an extensive externship program for all Medical Assisting students. In addition to classroom instruction, RCI students will complete their MA Certification program as an extern in a professional healthcare facility (e.g. hospital, medical clinic, etc.) with hands-on practical training on real patients under the supervision of professionally trained staff. Students are required to complete 160 hours of clinical time during which they will work with a preceptor to gain the training needed to become a successful Medical Assistant. Our externship instruction will give you the opportunity to use your classroom-learned practical skills in a real-world professional medical healthcare setting. You will be working with real patients under the supervision of experienced medical healthcare professionals.

MEDICAL aSSISTANT COURSE REQUIREMENT

In order to ensure that applicants meet the entry level requirements for training that will lead toward certification, we require certain documentation for students enrolling in our MCA/MA course. You must be 18 years old or above AND

A copy of ONE of the following documents is required:

High School Diploma: A high school diploma and transcript from an institution in the United States of America to be provided by the applicant

 

General Education Diploma (GED): Passing verification from certifying agency to be provided by applicant

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