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Medical Assistant

When to Apply

Applications for spring term start on Monday, October 15th.

Applications are due Thursday, November 15th.

Spring Cohort begins Monday, April 1st.


Mandatory Information Sessions

Watch the video below to learn more about our programs, courses and the application process. At the end of the video, you will receive the code required to complete your application.

Complete list of required courses for each program

List of permanently or potentially disqualifying crimes

Additional Information Sessions:

This link to schedule is for the SOHOPE Information Sessions. This will not fulfill the requirement of the mandatory session for application to the Medical Assistant program, only the above mandatory program Information Sessions will.


What is a Medical Assistant?Medical Assistant

A medical assistant assists doctors in the performance of patient care, examination, and documentation. Medical Assistants perform or assist in taking vitals, front office medical administrative tasks, back office clinical procedures and ECG testing. Medical assistants are the face of medical offices and often the first people with whom patients come into contact.

They may perform basic medical coding and billing, scheduling, and patient flow and triage. Other duties may include waive testing, phlebotomy and specimen collection. Medical assistants are responsible for recording patient information into the electronic medical records systems and must be able to master several types of computer software programs. Quality improvement, safety, procedural accuracy, and knowledge of regulatory practice standards are defining aspects of this practitioner’s role.

Why Become a Medical Assistant?

Medical Assisting is a rewarding career that offers both flexibility and stability. This job is in high demand, with the projected growth reaching 29% by 2022.


How to Apply

To become a RCC student, you must fill out an online admission application from our Get Started page.

  • Schedule a placement test.
  • If you have transcripts from another college, have your official transcripts sent to Rogue Central Services, 3345 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass, OR 97527. Once you have confirmed that your transcripts have arrived at RCC, submit a Transfer Credit Evaluation Request.  Once the evaluation is complete you will be notified as to how transfer coursework may be applied to the Medical Assistant certificate requirements.
  • Review the Medical Assistant Graduation Guide.
  • Watch the mandatory Information Session above.
  • Complete prerequisites to the application.
  • Watch the short observation video of the program you intend to apply for. After watching this, write a short reflection essay (approx. 200-300 words to be included in your application).
  • career services hot buttonWrite a short personal statement of what led you to apply for one of our programs. Also, if you have previous healthcare experience, you can write a short statement describing that experience (to be included in your application).
  • Apply to the Medical Assistant Program by submitting an Allied Health Occupations Application Form - via your myRogue account.

Contact Career Services to help you prepare for the AHO program interview.

This is a competitive program and not all qualified applicants may be accepted. There will be a waitlist established for those not accepted into the cohort immediately in case new clinical space is open or students decline their seats in the cohort. Any application received after the application deadline will be waitlisted.

Get your immunization records and submit your transcripts as soon as possible to secure your spot in the program. Oregon Health Authority [OHA] mandates current immunizations, American Heart Association, Health Care Provider CPR and First Aid card; a urine drug screen and a criminal history as a condition of clinical attendance for all health careers students who have direct patient contact during their program practicum (for more information please see OHA's Student Information Sheet).

Students who have not completed the above requirements will be withdrawn from the program. It is your responsibility to watch your email and  the Medical Assistant website prior to and after acceptance into the program to check for updated requirements. All communication will be via the email you used to apply to RCC.


How much will it cost?

The program is Financial Aid eligible and upon passing the State exams, will include a State approved Certificate. Funding for the Medical Assistant program is available for students awarded into the SOHOPE grant.

The program is 41-44 credits at $107 per credit for Oregon residents (not including prerequisites and fees).  Follow the link for more detailed tuition rate information.


Which Rogue Valley employers support RCC's Medical Assistant program?
These and more...

  • Asante Physicians Partners
  • Valley Immediate Care
  • Ventana Wellness
  • Providence Medical Group
  • Community Health Center
  • Jackson County Mental Health
  • Grants Pass Clinic
  • Ashland Orthopedic Associates
  • Bear Creek Medical Plaza
  • Associates for Women’s Health
  • LCDV - La Clinica de Valle
  • Asante Physician Partners
  • Ambulatory Foot Care
  • Eagle Point Pediatrics
  • Medford Women’s Clinic
  • Dermatology and Laser Associates

Additional Questions Contact:

Allied Health Occupations
AlliedHealth@roguecc.edu
Phone: 541-245-7560 or 541-245-7841.

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