We Proudly Present Medical Assistant Graduate Starkesha Young

We Proudly Present Medical Assistant Graduate Starkesha Young
DATE On August 03, 2021

“Saying 'I can't' is an understatement,” says Rockford Career College graduate Starkesha Young. “You can do whatever you put your mind to; your mind has to be stronger than your thoughts.” Starkesha certainly was not intimidated by her educational and professional goals. Willpower and careful studying helped her graduate from RCC on the Dean's List. We are extremely proud of Starkesha for working hard and beginning a new career as a medical assistant.

What You Learn in a Medical Assistant Program

For each graduate of a program, we highlight three different courses. During the program, Starkesha took courses such as: General Anatomy & Physiology, Patient Care, and Regulatory Issues in Health Information.

In these courses, she learned about:

  • Basic chemistry; cells and tissues; and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, neurological, genitourinary, reproductive, and digestive systems
  • Assisting with physical examinations, obtaining vital signs and anthropometric measurements, preparing and maintaining examination rooms, assisting in life span specialties, and recording medical documentation
  • 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

How Our Graduate Became a Medical Assistant

Like Starkesha, 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 complete a 170-hour externship with 160 hours in a healthcare setting, giving you real-world experience before you even graduate. We are ready to assist you with completing the enrollment process, connecting with local employers, tutoring, and more. The College even 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 
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. Don't let yourself stop at “I can't.” Let us help you succeed like Starkesha. 


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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