Nursing student listening to patient's heart rate

Medical Assistant Program

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:

The next program offering of Medical Assistant begins August 2, 2017. See below for details.

Section 1: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Thursday

Section 2: 12:30 pm - 9:00 pm Monday - Thursday

Sections are filled on a first come first serve basis, after you have been admitted to the program.

August 2 & 3 Program Begins - Both sections meet together for orientation 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

August 7 – October 12 Classroom Learning Phase I - (times based on enrolled section)

October 16 - 20 Break Week

October 23 – 26 Classroom Learning Phase II begins

November 20 - 24 No Class

November 27 - December 21 Classroom Learning Phase II resumes

December 25 2017 - January 5, 2018 No Class

January 8 – February 9, 2018 Practicum

TBA Graduation

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.

Enroll Today!