Medical Assistant

Raritan Valley Community College

Medical Assistant

Branchburg, New Jersey

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assistant Certificate Program at Raritan Valley Community College equips students with essential skills in both administrative and clinical tasks, preparing them for a career in health care.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Administrative and clinical tasks
  • Basic administrative skills
  • Medical terminology
  • Emergency preparedness and procedures
  • Clinical skills like vital signs, patient interviews, infection control, and more
  • Phlebotomy techniques and procedures
  • Pharmacology including drug categories, dosage ranges, and interactions
  • Pathophysiology covering disease etiology, symptoms, and treatment

Certification Preparation:

  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Exam by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
  • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam offered by the American Medical Technologists

Accreditation: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

Prerequisite Courses:

  • Mathematics Proficiency: MATH 020 Elementary Algebra
  • English Composition: ENGL 111

Clinical Experience:

  • Medical Assistant Professional Practicum providing hands-on administrative and clinical experience in a medical setting

For more information, contact Janette.Rodriguez@raritanval.edu.

Tuition: How Much Does Raritan Valley Community College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

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Program Length: How Long Is Raritan Valley Community College's Medical Assisting Certificate Program?

The program length for the Medical Assistant Certificate program is as follows:

  • First Semester (Fall): ENGL 111, MATC 111, BIOL 120, HLTH 150
  • Second Semester (Spring): MATC 121, MATC 116, HLTH 109, HLTH 107
  • Summer: MATC 128

The program consists of a total of 5 semesters, including the summer practicum.

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About Raritan Valley Community College

Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) is a public institution located in Branchburg, New Jersey, offering a range of degree and certificate programs in rural settings.

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