The Richland College Medical Assisting program thrives on success for the student body and therefore in accordance with the expectations set forth by the accrediting body, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the Medical Assisting Education Review Board, (MAERB).
Richland’s Medical Assistant program has a graduate satisfaction rate of 90% for the past 5 years. Our program also has a 90.48% national certification pass rate. The Richland College Medical Assistant program is dedicated to teaching with excellence by providing a quality education. You can find further information regarding retention and placement on the Medical Assisting Education Review Board site.
Medical Assistants prepare patients for examinations by taking temperature, weight, blood pressure and pulse, and aid physicians during exams and treatments. They may give injections, draw blood, prepare lab specimens, and conduct evaluation testing. They also have administrative duties such as billing and collections, scheduling appointments, maintaining files, preparing reports, and designing office procedures.
Medical Assistants are multi-skilled health professionals specifically educated to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties. The practice of medical assisting directly influences the public’s health and well-being and requires mastery of a complex body of knowledge and specialized skills requiring both formal education and practical experience that serve as standards for entry into the profession.
Length & Cost of Training
Students can expect to complete the program in approximately one year by attending day and evening classes on a full-time basis, or within two years on a part-time basis or evening classes only. Tuition for this 768-hour program totals approximately $5,069. Books, uniforms, health insurance, and liability insurance are also required.
Accreditation & Certification
The Richland College Certified Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of
Medical Assistant Education Review Board (MAERB).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756www.caahep.org 727-210-2350
*Course offerings vary by semester.**Lab and Clinical Requirement: Proof of medical and liability insurance, CPR, required immunizations, TB test, criminal background check and drug screen required.
972-761-6814 or 972-238-3703 Jamiec@dcccd.edu