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:

Tentative plans are for the 2017 Open Enrollment Medical Assistant Program to begin on January 23, 2017.  Here's the tentative schedule:

Classroom Learning:

January 23 - June 2, 2017 

No class April 3-6, May 29

There will be class Friday, June 2, 2017


June 5-July 7, 2017

Course Ending:

July 10, 2016 4-7pm


July 10, 2017 6-7pm

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!