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: $7,835

Tuition includes:

  • Criminal Background Check fee
  • Computer Competency Assessment fee
  • RMA National Certification Exam fee
  • American Heart Association BLS CPR and Heartsaver First Aid (if student is not currently certified)
  • 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:

Classroom Learning Phase I   January 17 – March 29, 2018

Break Week    April 2 – 5, 2018                                            

Classroom Learning Phase II    April 9 – May 24, 2018                                  

Holiday, Campus Closed    May 28                                                                

Classroom Learning Phase II Final Week    May 29 – Friday June 1, 2018                      

Practicum    June 4 – July 6   , 2018                                   

Program Completion (4-6pm) and Graduation Ceremony (6pm)    July 9, 2018                                                        

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. Of those that completed the program in 2013-2014, 100% finished in 22 weeks.

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