Medical Assistant Program

Nursing student listening to patient's heart rate

Grand Rapids Community College’s Medical Assistant program will prepare you to perform administrative and clinical tasks to keep health practitioner offices and clinics running smoothly. The course combines classroom lecture, group activity, simulation learning, and a competency-based externship experience. You will be prepared to take the Registered Medical Assistant national certification exam through American Medical Technologists. The exam fee is included in the tuition. Come to an information session to learn more about the program.  

You will learn

  • Billing and Coding
  • Telephone Triage Skills
  • Working with Electronic Healthcare Records
  • Obtaining Vital Signs and Administering Injections
  • Electrocardiography and CLIA Waived Testing


Our program articulates for transfer to Davenport University for the following programs/credits:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Pre-Licensure 39 credits
  • BS Health Services Administration 30 credits
  • BS Medical Case Management 30 credits
  • ABA Business Administration BS Health Services Administration 30 credits
  • AAS Medical Assisting 30 credits

Program Cost 2018/2019: $7,914

MAERB 2017 Annual Report

Tuition includes:

  • Criminal Background Check fee
  • Computer Competency Assessment fee
  • RMA National Certification Exam fee
  • American Heart Association BLS CPR and Heartsaver First Aid
  • Course Course textbooks
  • Lab coat
  • Stethoscope
  • Learning lab resources
  • Facilities Maintenance Fee

Tuition does not include:

  • Required Immunizations that the participant may need to complete
  • WorkKeys NCRC assessment fee
  • Time piece (watch or fob) with a second hand

Program Dates/Schedule:

Introduction to Medical Assistant    August 1 and 2, 2018

Classroom Learning Phase I (Monday-Thursday)  August 6 – October 11, 2018

Holiday    September 3, 2018 (Class will meet on September 7, 2018)                                

Break October 15 -18, 2018  

Classroom Learning Phase II  October 22 - December 20, 2018

Thanksgiving Break November 19 - 22, 2018     

Holiday Break December 24, 2018 - January 3, 2019                                                                             

Practicum January 7 - February 8, 2019

Program Completion (4-6pm) and Graduation Ceremony (6pm)    February 12, 2019                                                     

Two available section times:  8:00am – 4:30pm or 12:30pm – 9:00pm and classes are held Monday – Thursday.  Sections fill on a first come first serve basis and will be held to strict tuition due date deadlines. 

The 772 hour program is designed to take 22 weeks to complete.

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