Medical Assistant Graduate Highlight - Samantha Brandt-Lopez

Medical Assistant Graduate Highlight - Samantha Brandt-Lopez
DATE On May 20, 2021

Meet a Medical Assistant Diploma Program Graduate

Meet Samantha Brandt-Lopez, a graduate of Rockford Career College's medical assistant diploma program. Dissatisfied with her career options, Samantha sought to better herself and her community by studying medical assisting. Through patience, hard work, and compassion for her patients, Samantha successfully earned her diploma. “Graduating from RCC definitely opened up doors to many opportunities for me,” says Samantha. “It is such an empowering feeling, incomparable to anything else.”

What You Learn in a Medical Assistant Diploma Program

During the program, Samantha took courses such as Administrative Procedures, Medical Terminology and Systems, and Minor Surgical Procedures, to name a few.

In these courses, she learned:

  • Administrative tasks and procedures as required in a medical office
  • Terminology required for effective communication with other medical staff members
  • Diagnostic procedures and operational functions necessary in a healthcare setting

Additionally, Samantha completed a 170-hour externship with 160 of those hours in a healthcare setting. This allowed her to gain practical experience applying everything she had learned during the program.

How Our Graduate Became a Medical Assistant

Like Samantha, you too could become a medical assistant in just a matter of months and start your career journey in this interesting and necessary profession. We were with Samantha every step of the way from enrollment to graduation and beyond. Rest assured, we will also assist you with the financial aid, career search, and externship processes. We offer tutoring as well as financial aid to those who qualify.

Rockford Career College's Medical Assistant Diploma Program at a Glance

Program Length: 10 months
Learning Environment: Hybrid format incorporating online and on-campus components
Lead Instructor:  Meet Our Lead Instructor
Job Outlook: 19% increase in the U.S. Projected from 2019-2029.1
Learn More: Our Medical Assistant Diploma Program

Find out more about our medical assistant diploma program today. Call 888.680.6682 or submit the Request Information form on our website. Aren't you ready to see what new doors could be opened to you?

1 National Center for O*NET Development.  Illinois Employment Trends: 31-9092.00 - Medical Assistants.  O*NET OnLine. Retrieved May 18, 2021, from

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