The Registered Medical Assistant, RMA, is a comprehensive 720 hour course. The course prepares individuals in administrative and clinical procedures. Students will gain a broad scope of knowlege and skills allowing them to enter the health care field in ambulatory settings. RMA is two part course. Part 1 and Part 2 have fee requirements.

Part 1:  360 hours of classroom and computer-based learning in clerical and clinical. Part 1 consists of basic clinical and administrative skills necessary to work as a RMA in ambulatory patient care settings. Students must successfully complete Part 1 before progressing to Part 2.

Part 2:  Students will complete 200 hours of classroom and lab instruction. 160 hours of clinical in local medical office to meet requirements of clinical and clerical skills needed to successfully complete the RMA course.

Prerequisite Information:
Part 1: A National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is required at a Bronze level or higher in addition to a high school diploma or high school equivalency. Special consideration for entrance into the program may be given to those students who hold degrees or certificates. Final approval will be determined by the Director of Healthcare Programs and the Vice President of Continuing Education. For more information about the Career Readiness Certificate classes, please click on the link under Workforce Programs and Human Resources Development.

Part 2: Successful completion of Part 1.

Cost of Part 1:
Registration Fee:$180.00
Technology Fee: $5.00
Total Due at time of registration:$185.00

Cost of Part 2:
Registration Fee:$180.00
Malpractice Insurance Fee:$13.00
CPR Fee:$5.00
Accident Insurance Fee:$1.25
Total Due at time of registration:$199.25

Additional Class Costs:
Textbook: TBA
Medical Terminology Book: Medical Terminology:Immerse Yourself, 4th Edition
Medical Dictonary
Dual-Head Stethoscope:$20.00-$40.00
Watch with Second Hand:$5.00-$20.00
Three ring Binder Notebook: 1 inch Binder (2) or 2 inch Binder (1)
Notebook Paper
Part 2 Only:
Uniforms: 2 each of Burgandy Scrub tops an pants. Scrub tops embroidered with BCCC in Royal Blue at $35.00 each.
White Lab Jacket (1): $18.00-$25.00 Embroidered with BCCC in Royal Blue. 
White Closed-Toe and Heel Shoes (1 pair): $20.00 & up
Background Check Fee, Drug Testing, Current Immunizations: $85.00 through Castle Branch
Campus Bookstore is located in Building 5. Books and prices are subject to change without notice.

Post RMA Completion:
While there are a number of credentialing exam choices available to medical assistants, the BCCC RMA course is formatted within the guidelines recommended by the American Medical Technologists (AMT) credentialing agency. Medical Assistants that pass the AMT certification exam (accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies), are certified as Registered Medical Assistants. The current cost of the AMT certification exam is: $100.00

Class Schedule: The next RMA Classes Part 1 will be offered August 2017.

For more information, please contact: Jackie Butcher, RN 
Director of Healthcare Programs
Beaufort County Community College
Building 8, Room 810
Phone: 252-940-6263