Registered Medical Assistant

An Affordable Way to Pursue Your Career

Program Information

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.

Contact Cheryl Conaty, R.N. at 860.773.1453 or Shaina Hamel, L.P.N. at 860.773.1454 to sign up for an information session.

Program Requirements

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.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure all materials have been received.  Only completed applications will be reviewed.

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.

Required Uniform

  • Ceil blue scrub top and pants
  • White lab coat
  • Black sneakers, shoes or Crocs (cannot be open-toed)
  • Watch with a second hand

Tuition Payment

Once you are accepted, tuition must be paid to the College within five business days of notification.  Refunds may be obtained only if your written withdrawal is received by the Continuing Education Office five business days prior to the Mandatory Orientation Session.

Your tuition includes the cost of malpractice insurance.  Additional costs include textbooks, uniforms, and National Examination fee (see “Associated Costs” in application packet).

Health Requirements

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.

Online Requirements

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.

Transfer Credits

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

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For more information, contact Cheryl Conaty, R.N. at 860.773.1453.