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Medical Assistant

When to Apply

The application window for the Fall 2021 cohort will open on May 5th, 2021. Please attend a mandatory Information Session prior to applying.


Mandatory Information Sessions

Attend a mandatory online Allied Health Information Session.

  • First Tuesday of every month, 12:00-1:00 pm
  • Third Thursday of every month, 5:00-6:00 pm

Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 977 676 4299


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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.

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.


financial aid eligibleHow much will it cost?

The program is Financial Aid eligible.

Follow the link for more detailed tuition rate information. This program is subject to additional costs depending on requirements of the specialty track chosen.

For more information contact the Allied Health Occupations Office, call 541-956-7446 or email alliedhealth@roguecc.edu.


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

  • Asante Physician Partners
  • Valley Immediate Care
  • Providence Medical Group
  • Grants Pass Clinic
  • La Clinica De Valle
  • The Clinic for Dermatology and Wellness
  • Siskiyou Community Health Center
 

Additional Questions Contact:

For more information contact the Allied Health Occupations Office, call 541-956-7446 or email alliedhealth@roguecc.edu.
 

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