Registered Medical Assistant
An Affordable Way to Pursue Your Career
Thank you for your interest in the Registered Medical Assisting (RMA) Program at Tunxis Community College! This 720-hour, 10-month accredited program approved by the American Medical Technologists, runs every Spring and Fall semester. The program is limited to 24 students who are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to sit for the American Medical Technologists’ RMA National Examination. Classroom instruction and lab groups are held at the college; lab groups are limited to 12 students. Clinical internships are held at physicians’ offices and clinics within our college service area.
You must be at least 18 years old and complete the following:
- Fill out the enclosed RMA Application
- Submit a copy of your high school diploma or GED
- Mail or bring the application and forms along with a non-refundable $35 administrative fee (credit card or check payable to TCC– no cash please), to Continuing Education, Tunxis Community College, 271 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, CT 06032.
Your application will be forwarded to the Allied Health Coordinator for consideration. If accepted, you will be notified in writing and given further instructions to complete your enrollment.
- Ceil blue scrub top and pants
- White lab coat
- Black sneakers, shoes or Crocs (cannot be open-toed)
- Watch with a second hand
Your tuition includes the cost of malpractice insurance. Additional costs include textbooks, uniforms, and National Examination fee (see “Associated Costs” in application packet).
Each student accepted into the program must have a health examination along with required immunizations. See the program cost sheet for details. No one can be permitted to participate without these requirements. A health form will be mailed along with your acceptance letter. This form must be submitted (not faxed) to the Allied Health Coordinator prior to the Mandatory Session.
This program contains an on-site and an online portion. An internet access point, like the Tunxis Library or your home computer, is required for successful completion. Online classes are listed in the schedule portion of the application packet and must be taken in the order listed.
Students who have successfully completed the Medical Assistant Program are eligible to receive college credit through the Connecticut Credit Assessment Program administered by Charter Oak State College.
Students should request that a copy of their program transcript be sent to Charter Oak. Credits may be used at Charter Oak State College or transferred to another school by setting up a credit registry with Charter Oak (Any transfer credit is at the discretion of the institution).
For more information, visit: Charter Oak’s Credit Registry site
Information Session Registration
For more information, contact Cheryl Conaty, R.N. at 860.773.1453.