We Proudly Present Medical Assistant Graduate Ora Johnson

We Proudly Present Medical Assistant Graduate Ora Johnson
DATE On October 07, 2021

“In order to help others, you first have to help yourself. In order to grow in life, you have to work hard to achieve your goals,” says Rockford Career College graduate Ora Johnson.  By enrolling in our medical assistant program, Ora took the first step in helping herself. By studying hard, developing her practical skills, and completing an externship, she gained the knowledge and experience necessary for her new career. We are extremely proud of Ora for graduating from the program and becoming a medical assistant. Now, she is equipped to serve others.

What You Learn in a Medical Assistant Program

For each graduate of a program, we highlight three different courses. During the program, Ora took courses such as: Regulatory Issues in Health Information, Pharmacology and Pathology, and Professional Success Strategies.  

In these courses, she learned about:

  • •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
  • •Drug classification, dosage calculation, routes and methods of drug administration, prescription management, and abbreviations used in pharmacology
  • Portraying professionalism in behavior, presentation, dress, and work ethic, as well as the professional standards of the industry

How Our Graduate Became a Medical Assistant

Like Ora, you too could become a medical assistant in just a matter of months and start your career journey in this interesting and necessary profession. During the program, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills before graduation by completing a 170-hour externship with 160 hours in a healthcare setting. Our staff and faculty are ready to assist you with completing the enrollment process, finding a tutor, and networking with local employers. We also offer financial aid to those who qualify.

Rockford Career College's Medical Assistant Program at a Glance

Program Length: 10 months
Learning Environment: On-Campus
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. Choosing a career that fulfills you is a great way to develop as a person. Let us help you start a career path that benefits not only you but also those in your community.


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