Medical Assistant Program

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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 must be 18 years or older to enter this program.

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You will learn

  • Billing and Coding
  • Telephone Triage Skills
  • Phlebotomy
  • 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 2018/2019: $7,914

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Tuition includes:

  • Criminal Background Check fee
  • Computer Competency Assessment fee
  • RMA National Certification Exam fee
  • American Heart Association BLS CPR and Heartsaver First Aid
  • Course Course textbooks
  • Uniform
  • 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

Scholarships Available

We are pleased to be able to offer the Spectrum Health Care Professionals Education Scholarship to eligible students in the Medical Assisting program. Several scholarships will be made available, and each student could be awarded up to $3,000. For more information and directions on how to apply, attend a Healthcare Information session or contact our office (616) 234-3800.

Program Dates/Schedule:

The next offering of the Medical Assistant Program is currently being scheduled. It will begin in August of 2019. Dates yet to be approved. If you would like to be added to the e-mail list to be notified when the next session is scheduled, sign up here.

Introduction to Medical Assistant    January 16 and 17, 2019

Classroom Learning Phase I (Monday-Thursday)  January 21 - March 28, 2019

Break  April 1 - 4, 2019

Classroom Learning Phase II  April 8 - May 31, 2019

Off  May 27, 2019 (Class will meet May 31, 2019)                                                    

Practicum June 3 - July 5, 2019

Program Completion (4-6pm) and Graduation Ceremony (6pm)    July 11, 2019                                    

Two available section times:  8:00am – 4:30pm or 12:30pm – 9:00pm and classes are held Monday – Thursday.  Sections fill on a first come first serve basis and will be held to strict tuition due date deadlines. 

The 772 hour program is designed to take 22 weeks to complete.

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