Healthcare Fields

Dental Field, New London CT

Have you considered working in the dental or healthcare fields? At Ridley-Lowell’s New London and Danbury locations, we offer a variety of programs to help you break into these growing career fields.

Dental Assistant

Dentists need dental assistants to help them manage their day-to-day procedural and administrative duties. At Ridley-Lowell, our 57-credit-hour program can help you learn the skills that dental offices are looking for.

Our dental assistant program can teach you skills in:

  • Anatomy
  • Dental healthcare
  • Dental administrative procedures
  • Materials
  • Radiography
  • Basic life support (BLS/AED CPR)
  • General and specialty procedures

In addition to hands-on lab work, you’ll also have the opportunity to participate in an externship opportunity where you can test your skills and gain first-hand experience in a dental office.

As a student at Ridley-Lowell, you’ll have access to career services like life-time job placement assistance, on-site tutoring, resume building and interview preparation. We want to make sure you’re fully prepared and supported for your new career.

Upon graduation, you will be certified in BLS/AED CPR and can be ready to apply for the Radiation Health & Safety (RHS) and Infection Control (ICE) competency exams through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).

For more information about our Dental Assistant program, or if you're ready to enroll, please contact us today.

Massage Program, CT

Get the education you need to pursue a career in massage therapy with Ridley-Lowell. Our program consists of practical, hands-on training and can be completed in less than a year.

As a student, you’ll explore key areas like:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pathology
  • Kinesiology
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Eastern and Western modalities
  • Spa Services
  • Sports and Medical Massage
  • Legal and Ethical Issues related to the massage therapy industry
  • Career Development for Massage Therapy

Upon completion of the program, you can be eligible to apply for your National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork to become nationally certified. With a passing score on this exam, you can be eligible to apply for licensure as a massage therapist in the state of Connecticut.

As a licensed massage therapist, you can seek employment opportunities in a wide range of settings, including salons, spas, resorts, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, athletics departments, fitness centers and more.

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When you’re ready to learn more about this program, just fill out the form on this page and one of our representatives will get back to you soon. They’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about this program, financial aid or even enrolling for classes.

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To learn more about this program, contact us today. We offer day and evening classes, job placement assistance, and financial aid for those who qualify.

Medical Fields, CT

Our medical training programs include courses in medical terminology, computerized medical office training, electronic health records and billing processes. Our medical programs can also prepare you for national certification in your discipline of Medical Administrative Assisting, Medical Assisting, or Medical Billing & Coding.

Medical Administrative Assistant

Administrative medical professionals are the unsung heroes of the health care field. Responsible for everything from scheduling appointments to keeping patient records, medical administrative assistants ensure that medical offices and hospitals run smoothly.

At Ridley-Lowell, you’ll learn from experienced instructors who know what it takes to succeed in a medical office job. They’ll make sure you’re getting the support and attention you need to feel confident in your skills before moving on to the next subject.

During this program, your curriculum will focus on:

  • Patient Record Keeping
  • Medical Billing and Collecting
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • HIPPA Regulations
  • Medical Law and Ethics 

As a graduate, you can be ready for a career as a medical records clerk, medical secretary, medical transcriptionist and more.

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If you’re ready to learn more about this program, fill out the form on this page today. We’re happy to answer any questions you have about this program, financial aid or enrolling for classes at Ridley-Lowell.

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Medical Assistant
Are you thinking about starting a career in the medical field? At Ridley Lowell, our Medical Assistant program can help you learn the administrative and clinical skills you need to become a medical assistant at hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices and other health care facilities.

We believe students learn best by doing, which is why we’ve designed our programs to help you learn through hands-on assignments that simulate real-world situations. Our experienced instructors can help you build your skills and give you the one-on-one attention you need to feel confident in your skills before moving into your new career.

During the program, you’ll take courses in:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Billing and Scheduling
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Phlebotomy
  • Patient Relations and much more

Upon completion of the program, you can be prepared for the workforce and ready to make an impact as a physician’s assistant your first day on the job.

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If you’re ready to learn more about this program, fill out the form on this page today. We can answer any questions you have about this program, financial aid or enrolling for classes.

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For more information about this program, contact us today.

Medical Billing and Coding Specialist
Medical billing and coding professionals play an important role in the medical field. They serve as the go-between for insurance companies and medical offices, making sure bills are paid and coded according to state and federal requirements.

At Ridley-Lowell, our program can help you learn about:

  • Processing health insurance claims
  • Coding diagnoses, procedures and services 
  • Patient and hospital billing procedures
  • Payer requirements
  • Insurance billing
  • Medical terminology and more

During this program, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from instructors who have worked in the medical field. They’ll make sure you’re getting the one-on-one attention you need to feel comfortable and confident in your skills. 

As a graduate, you can be ready for administrative support and billing and coding positions with doctors’ offices, hospitals, insurance companies and more.

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If you’re ready to learn more about this program, fill out the form on this page. We can answer your questions about this program, financial aid or even enrolling for classes.

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What alumni are saying ... Alumni testimonials

Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute provided me with the education and skills I needed to begin a second career as a licensed massage therapist. The class schedule is flexible with both day and evening classes to accommodate the lives of busy adult learners. The RL massage clinic is convenient to serve the community and provide students with the necessary hands-on practice to become competent to enter the field. The therapeutic application in the MT profession is tremendous!

Leah A.
Massage Therapy Graduate

Thanks to Tony and Ray’s excellent job at teaching me so much information about hardware and software, I have managed to get a job in beautiful Tampa, Florida, working for Vitera Healthcare Solutions. This is an awesome company with great pay and benefits and just a fun job in general. It was the best move I’ve made career-wise to attend Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute.

Wayne C.
Information Technology Graduate

Overall, I believe the school gives you a well-rounded curriculum. I will be walking away with a great sense of accomplishment. The school has taught me about commitment, compassion and character. These are the three C’s I value.

MaryAnn C.
Medical Administrative Assistant Graduate

Ridley-Lowell has helped me find the right program at the right time to fit the needs of my schedule and personal goals.

Kimberly V.
Legal Administrative Assistant Graduate

Ridley-Lowell helped me complete the medical training stated by the military. The Medical Assistant program was fun, exciting and fast paced. I now have a full-time career working in a physicians’ office. For the first time in my life, I enjoy going to work. The Ridley-Lowell staff has been extremely supportive from the day I enrolled to graduation and beyond. Thank you, Ridley-Lowell, for putting my career back on track.

Drew F.
Medical Assistant Graduate

The instructors and staff at Ridley-Lowell have been wonderful! I am very glad that I chose to continue my education with them. My life will be forever changed because of my time there.

Rebecca C.
Managerial Accounting Graduate

Ridley-Lowell opened the door for me. From here I can move forward with confidence, knowing that no matter what path I choose in the future I’m an excellent student, and there are no limits to what I can achieve now that the initial fear of education is gone.

Susan L.
Medical Assistant Graduate

Coming here was a great experience for me. The teachers and staff were very friendly and helpful. The other students were nice, and I made new friends. I would recommend this school to anybody looking for a higher education.

Mary K.
Office Support Specialist Graduate

Making a career change when you are 40-something is a difficult decision. The education I received at Ridley-Lowell has given me the tools and confidence I need to begin a new and very exciting chapter in my life. I am settling into a new job that I find extremely rewarding!

Cyndi K.
Networking & Technical Support Specialist Graduate

My experience here at Ridley-Lowell has been very rewarding educationally, socially and financially. I would recommend anyone who wants to further their education to do it amongst the wonderful staff at Ridley-Lowell.

Danielle S.
Criminal Justice Graduate

Ridley-Lowell has an excellent Networking and Technical Support Specialist program. This is exactly what I was looking for in a school. The instruction helped me attain four IT certifications.

William D.
Networking and Technical Support Specialist Graduate

Ridley-Lowell has helped me significantly with my computer skills and has been very instrumental in deciding what I want to do in the computer field. I have gained a lot of insight and knowledge in a field I had very little knowledge of before I started. I would recommend this school to anybody who is interested in it and would talk very highly of the school and staff.

Ronald R.
Networking and Technical Support Specialist Graduate

I am thankful for my new skills, and I am looking forward to enjoying my new career making people feel good about themselves.

Roxie L.
Cosmetology Graduate

My experience in the Ridley-Lowell HVAC/R program has been one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences in my life.

C. Reeder
HVAC Installation & Service Technician

I love it here! Honestly, I don’t want to leave. The teachers are awesome, and I just want to be part of the greatness that is happening here. The energy is great and that make the learning process so enjoyable.

Monica L.
Cosmetology Graduate

Ridley-Lowell has provided me with all the tools, plus some that I will need to become a successful licensed massage therapist. The massage program is unique in that it’s a small program with smaller class sizes, giving me more opportunity for individual instruction on advanced material.

Daniel L.
Massage Therapy

It was difficult coming back after years of being out of school, but the teachers were great. I found them to be very informative, fun and very helpful. I had and still have a great support system here at Ridley-Lowell.

Toni J.
Administrative Assistant Graduate

The instructors at Ridley-Lowell assist us with real-life experiences to solve everyday problems. We work from life, not just the book. The hands-on education is priceless!

Terrence G.
Electrical Systems Technician

I learned many new skills and upgraded existing skills. I would recommend Ridley-Lowell to anyone looking to further his or her education.

Laura G.
Legal Office Assistant Graduate

This small school has made a big difference in my life.

Rendell Z.
Medical Administrative Assistant Graduate
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