Medical Assistant Certificate of Continuing Study

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Think you might be interested in becoming a Medical Assistant? Come to an upcoming information session on our soon-to-start Medical Assistant Certificate Program.

Attend a Session before the Program Begins

Our hour-long virtual information sessions are where you can get all your questions answered, and attending one is required to apply to the program, which starts on May 6.

  • Monday, April 1 at 3 pm
  • Wednesday, April 3 at 12:30 pm
  • Tuesday, April 9 at 3 pm
  • Wednesday, April 10 at 12:30 pm
  • Monday, April 15 at 10 am
  • Wednesday, April 17 at 12:30 pm

Please Note: The Meeting ID for these sessions is 656 637 5032.

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A Program Preparing You for Employment

The Medical Assistant Certificate of Continuing Study (CCS) prepares students for a career as a medical assistant, with competency and confidence in:

  • Anatomy and Physiology (basic)
  • Clinical procedures and skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, Electronic Health Records
  • CPR certification and first aid
  • Customer Service
  • English as a Second Language (in medical context)
  • Healthcare Law and Ethics; HIPAA Training
  • Math (in medical context)
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pharmacology (basic)

Eligible graduates are able to sit for the National Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam.

Bonus Services Provided

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Beyond necessary Medical Assistant skills, we get you ready to apply for jobs:

  • Individual counseling with a case manager
  • Professional Development: resumes, cover letters, job searching and practice interviews

Program Schedule

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This is a 20 week program: 15 weeks of classwork followed by a minimum 120 hour internship completed over 5-6 weeks.

  • Classes: Daily, Monday–Friday, 9 am–3 pm
  • Clinical Internship: 120 hours (after successfully completing all classes)


Are you motivated to learn new skills and secure employment? This program may be perfect for you, as long as you're 18 years or older, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and can provide a RI BCI Background Check.

In-Person Class Location

You'll be joining us for classes at Rhode Island College's Workforce Development Hub:
934 Dexter Street in Central Falls, RI 02863.


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Office of Professional Studies and Continuing Education

Professional Studies and Continuing Education (PSCE) extends the educational offerings and resources of Rhode Island College (RIC) and provides administrative programming support and assistance to affiliated agencies and organizations on and off campus.

Ms. Maria C. Vallejo


Workforce Development