We Proudly Present Medical Assistant Graduate Karen Dildine

We Proudly Present Medical Assistant Graduate Karen Dildine
DATE On September 30, 2021

“Don't wait until you've reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take towards reaching that goal!” This advice helped Karen Dildine stay confident as she enrolled in Rockford Career College's medical assistant program and pursued a new profession. We are so proud of her for graduating on the President's List with a 4.0 GPA and beginning a career serving others.

What You Learn in a Medical Assistant Program

For each graduate of a program, we highlight three different courses. During the program, Karen took courses such as: Cardiac Care, Regulatory Issues in Health Information, and Specimen Collection and Analysis. 

In these courses, she learned about:

  • The main body systems involved in cardiology (cardiovascular and respiratory); pulmonary issues including lung volume and capacity, pulmonary diseases, and airway obstructions; maintaining and operating electrocardiogram and pulmonary equipment; and identifying causes and corrections of artifacts
  • The delivery of healthcare services; documentation of care; rights and responsibilities of providers, employees, payers, and patients in a healthcare context; and legal terminology pertaining to civil liability and the judicial and legislative processes
  • The proper handling, collecting, transportation, and testing of various types of specimens

How Our Graduate Became a Medical Assistant

Like Karen, you too could become a medical assistant in just a matter of months and start your career journey in this interesting and necessary profession. As a student, you will have the opportunity to gain real-world experience before graduating by completing a 170-hour externship with 160 hours in a clinical setting. We will be with you every step of the way from completing the enrollment process to connecting with local employers. The College also offers financial aid to those who qualify.  

Rockford Career College's Medical Assistant Program at a Glance

Program Length: 10 months
Learning Environment: Hybrid format incorporating online and on-campus components
Lead Instructor for Medical Assistant 
Job Outlook: 19% increase in the U.S. projected from 2019-20291

Find out more about our medical assistant program today. Call 888.680.6682 or submit the Request Information form on our website. It may seem like a long journey to becoming a medical assistant, but gathering more information is something you can be proud of today. The first step is especially important in your career journey, and we are excited to see you take it.

1 National Center for O*NET Development.  Illinois Employment Trends: 31-9092.00 - Medical Assistants.  O*NET OnLine. Retrieved May 18, 2021, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/31-9092.00?st=IL&g=Go

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