Enroll in Our Medical Assisting: Rehabilitation Foundations Program

With our associate degree in Medical Assisting: Rehabilitation Foundations, students learn administrative and clinical procedures through academic learning and externship opportunities. Earn prerequisites to apply to the Physical Therapist Assisting program or earn a recognized credential!

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Enroll in a Medical Assisting: Rehabilitation Foundations Program Designed for You

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College's Medical Assisting: Rehabilitation Foundations program is designed by experts to enhance students’ comprehension in clinical, administrative, and general skills vital to patient care in all healthcare settings. This program is designed for students who intend to apply to the Blue Ridge CTC Physical Therapist Assisting program, but first must meet the required prerequisites.

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Set a solid foundation in the Healthcare field with a 2-year associate degree in Medical Assisting: Rehabilitation Foundations. Blue Ridge CTC offers a blend of real-world knowledge and additional workforce skills employers look for in qualified applicants.

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Prepare for the

Physical Therapist Assisting Program

Students pursuing the Medical Assisting: Rehabilitation Foundation program are preparing to apply to the BRCTC Physical Therapist Assisting program.

18 %

Job Growth

Is predicted for the occupations of medical assistants.

Earn a

Workforce Credential

Students who do not enter the Blue Ridge CTC Physical Therapist Assistant Program continue to earn a recognized workforce credential and move into the workforce.

$37,190

per year

Compiled for medical assistants annually.

    • As per BLS, the employment growth rate for medical assistants occupation is predicted to be 18% from 2020-30, which is much faster than average for all occupations, and the average salary for medical assistants was $37,190.

Why Pursue the Medical Assisting: Rehabilitation Foundations?

In the two-year Medical Assisting: Rehabilitation Foundation program, students learn clinical skills through hands-on training methods. The degree allows students to:

    • Prepare to apply to the Blue Ridge CTC Physical Therapist Assisting program and earn the necessary prerequisites.
    • Train for nationally recognized certification exams under the supervision of certified industry experts.
    • Prepare to become entry-level allied health professionals in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains.
    • Critically evaluate patient care and administrative scenarios and use appropriate judgment within the scope of practice of medical assistants.
    • Prepare to function in and contribute to the well-being of their communities.

Become Career Ready With the Medical Assisting: Rehabilitation Foundation Program

Interested in learning administrative and clinical skills needed to prepare for a career as a Physical Therapist Assistant or Medical Assistant? Blue Ridge CTC’s associate degree program in Medical Assisting: Rehabilitation Foundation equips students with knowledge and practical skills for patient care through laboratory and externship experiences. Students enroll in this program to prepare to apply to the Blue Ridge CTC Physical Therapist Assistant Program or earn a credential as a Medical Assistant.

Earn this degree from our School of Allied Health Sciences.

2-year

Degree Program

Formats

On-campus, Hybrid

60

Credit Hours

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What Will You Learn - Curriculum Overview

With Blue Ridge CTC’s Associate degree in Medical Assisting: Rehabilitation Foundation, students experience insightful lectures and experiential learning from highly trained Faculty .

The degree teaches core concepts such as anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical law and ethics, psychology, communication, administrative and clinical procedures of medical assisting, and professional components essential in different medical facilities. The curriculum helps students:

    • Prepare for application to the Blue Ridge CTC Physical Therapist Assistant program.
    • Analyze the essential elements of core content areas and competencies of medical assisting.
    • Display a professional commitment to the ethical, legal, and compassionate practice of medicine in diverse communities.
    • Communicate effectively with all members of healthcare teams, patients, and others associated with the medical profession.
    • Demonstrate hands-on competency in administrative, clinical, and general skills of medical assisting.

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What You Experience at Blue Ridge CTC

Blue Ridge CTC acts as a catalyst to career goals, gives students exposure to real-time career prospects, and provides a learning environment supporting personal and professional growth.

World-class Pedagogy That Shapes Future Leaders!

Effective faculty is the backbone of any school. Our faculty are committed teachers and scholars who:

Deliver real-world learning to shape a students’ job market competency.

Impart teaching that promotes creativity and sets the base for further 4-year programs.

Extend a smart learning model that raises job prospects.

Integrate best-in-class learning formats and resources to drive focused learning.

Student Support Services and Spaces for Balanced Learning!

We provide comprehensive Student Support Services to promote student success.

Student Services provides a variety of support, including tutoring, accessibility accommodations, and more!

We provide high-tech classes, supporting labs, and study areas to promote a balanced education.

We recognize talent and celebrate performance with awards and acknowledgments.

We have supportive staff to help with personal, professional, and academic challenges.

Placement Assistance to Nurture Careers!

We support students from admission through the career search! Career Services assists students:

Find the right kind of job with a career inventory assessment.

Get assistance on resume writing and referral to participating employer partners.

With interview preparation to boost their morale and get prepared with the right narration to win job negotiations.

Get a holistic learning environment, where they are nurtured to become the next set of professionals entering the workforce.

Promoting Equity to Develop an Intercultural College Environment!

As a community of students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders, we strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campuses, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Campus diversity encourages open dialogue on campus.

Equity removes barriers and ensures equal opportunities are afforded to all.

Our campus offers an inclusive, welcoming environment where all are valued, celebrated, and included.

The campus community promotes diversity and inclusion through a variety of speakers and events.

Hands-on Training and Internship Opportunities

We are committed to providing students with real-time training and internship opportunities to enter the workforce directly after graduating.

We provide industry expert instruction to strengthen job-specific skills needed for real-world challenges.

We assist students with internship opportunities to find their way to a successful career.

We provide industry-certified expert supervision and guidance to raise students’ job prospects in the Government and Private sectors.

Our campus is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, machinery, hardware, and software required to provide the technical skills needed for real jobs.

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Blue Ridge CTC provides need-based financial aid to qualified applicants, ensuring all students have equal access to quality education.

Whether you are a student worrying about tuition fees or are a parent assisting a child paying for college, we have a wide variety of financial resources available.

    • State and Federal Grant Programs
    • Student Work-Study Opportunities
    • Student Loans
    • Special Grant Funding Opportunities
    • Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Scholarship opportunities

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about the Medical Assisting: Rehabilitation Foundation Program? We can help!

This program is designed for students who are planning to make application to the Blue Ridge CTC Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program. For students who do not continue with PTA , this program provides a pathway as a Medical Assistant.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an 18% increase in medical assisting occupations is expected for the next 10 years. This two-year degree can help in the preparation of state licensure exams to plan pathways to employment options as a medical assistant, nursing assistant, health information technician, pharmacy technician, etc.

The associate degree in Medical Assisting: Rehabilitation Foundation at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College provides students a pathway to complete pre-nursing requirements or earn a degree as a Medical Assistant. With this degree, you acquire industry-specific knowledge that prepares you for a career as a Medical Assistant.
Admission requirements for the Blue Ridge CTC’s associate degree program in Medical Assisting: Rehabilitation Foundation include a high school diploma or equivalent and a complete application packet. Students who have earned credits at other Colleges or Universities must also provide official copies of those transcripts. There is also a $25 application fee that can be paid at any time after submitting the application.
Blue Ridge CTC’s associate degree in Medical Assisting: Rehabilitation Foundation does not require ACT or SAT scores to qualify for admission. Students may need ACT or SAT scores, or free placement testing to qualify for courses such as English, Math, or Chemistry. Placement testing can be scheduled at any time during the application process
This degree program is designed for students who plan to make an application to the Blue Ridge CTC Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program. Students who do not continue in PTA are able to remain in the Medical Assisting: Rehabilitation Foundation program and work toward a pathway as a Medical Assistant. Various licensure exams are required to earn credentials as a Medical Assistant. Blue Ridge CTC curriculum is designed to assist students in obtaining the knowledge necessary to sit for these examinations.
With the Medical Assisting: Rehabilitation Foundation program, you learn core concepts such as anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical law and ethics, psychology, communication, administrative and clinical procedures of medical assisting, and professional components essential in different medical facilities with a lucrative pay scale.

Disclaimer

Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

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