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Medical Assistant Program

The Application and Enrollment process for our Medical Assistant Program has recently changed.

Please go to Steps to Enroll to find out how to register. 

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 & Coding

• Telephone Triage Skills

• Working with Electronic Healthcare Records

• Obtaining Vital Signs & Administering Injections

• Electrocardiography & 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: $7585

Tuition includes:

  • Criminal Background Check fee
  • Computer Competency Assessment fee
  • RMA National Certification Exam fee
  • Course textbooks
  • Lab coat
  • Stethoscope
  • Learning lab resources

Tuition does not include:

  • American Heart Association BLS CPR and Heartsaver First Aid course (if student is not currently certified)
  • Required Immunizations that the participant may need to complete
  • WorkKeys NCRC assessment fee
  • Time piece (watch or fob) with a second hand

Program Dates:

January 25 – April 1, 2016 Classroom Learning

April 4 – 7, 2016 No class

April 11 – May 26, 2016 Classroom Learning

May 31-June 3, 2016 (Tuesday – Friday) Classroom Learning

Jun 6 – July 8, 2016 Non-paid 160 hour externship.  Plan on it being full time, days.

Due to the high demand, we are offering 2 different sections.

  • Morning/Day section: Monday through Thursday 8a - 4:30p.
  • Day/Evening section: Monday through Thursday 12:30p - 9p.

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.

If you are interested in learning about the Medical Assistant Apprenticeship program, please contact West Michigan Works.  The apprenticeship process starts with W Mi Works.