Certified/Registered Medical Assistant

This 720 hour program at the Camden County Career Institute is structured to provide all of the competencies necessary to pass the RMA (Registered Medical Assistant) exam. This program is designed to train students as a multi-skilled person who will assist the physician in patient-care management and education. Students will learn to perform a variety of administrative and clinical duties. Venipuncture, vital signs, urinalysis procedures, sterilization techniques and hematology are examples of the clinical duties expected of a Medical Assistant. Administrative competencies such as, medical insurance management, and billing procedures are also a requirement of this occupation.

This 720 hour program at the Camden County Career Institute is structured to provide all of the competencies necessary to pass the RMA (Registered Medical Assistant) exam. This program is designed to train students as a multi-skilled person who will assist the physician in patient-care management and education. Students will learn to perform a variety of administrative and clinical duties. Venipuncture, vital signs, urinalysis procedures, sterilization techniques and hematology are examples of the clinical duties expected of a Medical Assistant. Administrative competencies such as, medical insurance management, and billing procedures are also a requirement of this occupation.


Degree/Certificate:
healthcare

Students will learn:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Clinical Office Procedures
  • Diagnostic Procedures
  • Hematology
  • Urinalysis
  • Microbiology

Externship is an integral part of the program. Students are assigned to a clinical externship for five weeks. During this rotation, the student will use the skills and information learned in the classroom to work in actual clinical settings with real patients. There is no remuneration for externship. It is a continuation of class studies. The graduates of the Medical Assistant Program at the Career & Technical Institute will be eligible to take the RMA certification examination upon graduation. The RMA (Registered Medical Assistant) is administered by American Medical Technologists (AMT), who are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), a recognition only given to organizations meeting rigorous NCCA Standards. All AMT members are considered “certified” once they receive a passing grade on the certification exam. Upon successful completion of the program students may seek employment as a Medical Assistant in a doctor’s office or hospital-based practice, as a multi-skilled health care provider in a hospital, as a medical receptionist, or hospital admissions or record room clerk Employment may also be found in a pharmaceutical company or insurance company.

Admission Requirements:

  • Students must come into Career & Technical Institute’s Office to pick up a
    registration packet. Online registration will not be accepted for this program.
  • Students must be high school graduates or possess a GED to enroll in the
    program.
  • Students must be proficient in Word Processing.
  • Students must obtain a flu shot and show proof of the date the shot was
    administered.
  • Students must have a 2-step PPD and a note from their doctor indicating they
    are in good health. The College cannot accept testing that was completed over
    six months ago.
  • CPR Certification is mandatory and is included as part of the program.
  • Students must be able to pass a criminal background check prior to externship.
  • No information session required for admission

This program is articulated with Camden County College’s Associates in Applied Science - Certified Medical Assistant Option (CMA.AAS). Students, who success fully complete this program and earn their MA Certification, are eligible to apply for up to 23 credits, via portfolio assessment, toward the CCC associates in health science degree.

Additional information

CTI Code

CE.TRD-030

Hours

720

CEU

72.0