Registered Medical Assistant

Medical Assistants are trained to work in medical offices assisting with both administrative and clinical work.

Career Info


Graduates are prepared to take the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam offered by the American Medical Technologists (AMT).

The RMA program consists of 3 classes plus a clinical externship. To take the Advanced Medical Assistant course that leads to the RMA certification, students must complete:

  • Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Certification

About the Program

This final advanced, hybrid (part online, part in class) course in the RMA program includes anatomy & physiology, pharmacology, EKG, practice management, and RMA exam review. The Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) program is a 720-hour program designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed for the RMA exam, and to function effectively as medical assistants. The Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification is offered through the Association of Medical Technologists (AMT). A 160-hour clinical externship is also required. 

Admission Requirements

  • 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Proven competency in computer office applications or successful completion of a basic computer course.

Required Documentation for Externship

Each student must provide, at his/her own expense, the following:

  • Current healthcare physical exam including current immunization records with COVID and flu vaccines, and tuberculosis screening (TB Test)
  • Completed Health Insurance/Emergency Contact/Declination Form
  • Current résumé
  • Liability insurance
  • Clear background check
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): Students must present a current professional rescuer card offered by American Heart Association or the American Red Cross for Basic Life Support (both good for 2 years).
  • Externship site may have additional requirements.
  • Please print, complete, and bring to first class. (Please return forms in person or inquire about secure transmission due to the sensitive information contained on documents.):   RMA Externship Forms Packet - PDF (requires Acrobat Reader)


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