Medical Assisting Diploma Programs in Rhode Island

Healthcare Fields

Healthcare Programs, RI

If you are ready to train for a career in the medical field, Ridley-Lowell can help you pursue your professional goals. We offer a variety of programs, including Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Assistant, and Medical Billing & Coding Specialist. Each of these programs can be completed in months, not years!

Dental Assistant
Dental assistants help dentists manage their procedural and administrative duties. During our 57-credit-hour program, you’ll have the chance to get hands-on experience in class and through a dental externship opportunity, where you’ll learn skills in anatomy, oral healthcare, dental administrative procedures, materials, radiography, and general and specialty procedures.

As a graduate, you will be certified in BLS/AED CPR and can be prepared to take 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.

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Massage Therapy
Are you ready to begin your career as a massage therapist? At Ridley-Lowell, you can gain practical, hands-on experience and be ready for your new career in less than a year.

Coursework in our Massage Therapy program can equip you with knowledge in anatomy & physiology, kinesiology, pathology, spa services, therapeutic massage, sports and medical massage, and more.

Upon completion of the program, you can be ready for the Federation Of State Message Therapy Boards (FSMTB), which can result in licensure if you pass. We also offer career services and placement assistance to help you land on your feet after graduation.

For more information about this program, contact us today.

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Medical Administrative Assistant

Administrative medical professionals are vital to the stability of the health care field. Responsible for everything from scheduling appointments to maintaining patient records,
Medical Administrative Assistants ensure that medical offices and hospitals run smoothly.

At Ridley-Lowell, you will learn from experienced instructors who know what it takes to succeed in a medical office career. They give the support and attention students need to feel confident in their skills before moving on to the next subject.

During this program, your curriculum will focus on:

  • Patient Records Management
  • Medical Insurance and Coding
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Health Care Issues
  • Career Development

As a graduate, you will be ready for a career as a Medical Records Clerk, Medical Secretary, Medical Transcriptionist, and more.

 

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If you are ready to learn more about this program, complete the form on this page today. We are happy to answer any questions you have about this program, financial aid, or enrolling for classes.

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Medical Assistant

Are you thinking about starting a career in the medical field? At Ridley Lowell, our Medical Assistant program focuses on 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 have designed our programs to help you learn through hands-on assignments that simulate real-world situations. A required externship allows students to use their skills in a physician’s office with support and feedback from office personnel and advisors. Our experienced instructors will help you build your knowledge 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, your curriculum will focus on:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Clinical Procedures
  • Therapeutic Communications
  • Career Development

Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared to take the RMA and CMA exams and ready to make an impact as a Medical Assistant in your new career.

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If you are ready to learn more about this program, complete the form on this page today. We are happy to answer any questions you have about this program, financial aid, or enrolling for classes.

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Phlebotomy

Phlebotomists perform an important role in the healthcare field in both in-patient and out-patient settings. The technician has direct contact with patients and must create an atmosphere of trust and confidence while explaining procedures, taking blood pressure, pulse and respiration readings, and drawing blood specimens in a skillful, safe and accurate manner. Ridley-Lowell’s phlebotomy program is designed to give you the skills you need to draw quality blood samples from patients or blood donors, and prepare those specimens for medical testing.

This phlebotomy technician program consists of hands-on experience in a lab setting, classroom presentation and online environment. The course will provide the latest safety guidelines, federal regulations, updates on equipment and supplies; hazard prevention techniques. This course will also help to prepare you for the NCCT (National Center for Competency Testing).

During the program, you’ll take courses in:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Cardiovascular & Lymphatic Systems
  • Venipuncture
  • Urinalysis
  • Centrifuging and processing
  • This training will prepare you for a career as a phlebotomist in a hospital, physician office, or independent laboratories.

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    We offer this program as a day or evening class to fit your schedule. 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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    Medical Billing and Coding

    Medical billing and coding professionals play an important role in the medical field. They communicate with insurance companies and medical offices, making sure bills are coded according to state and federal requirements.

    At Ridley-Lowell, your curriculum will focus on:

    • Medical Billing and Coding
    • Medical Insurance
    • Health Care Issues
    • Medical Terminology
    • Career Development

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

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

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    If you are ready to learn more about this program, complete the form on this page. We can answer your questions about this program, financial aid, or enrolling for classes.

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    What alumni are saying ... Alumni testimonials

    My experience at Ridley-Lowell was great. I enrolled to learn how to do make-up and learned so much more like how to analyze the skin, do facial and body treatments, waxing and use machines like galvanic. The teachers in the beauty school are so amazing. I miss the school, my friends, and my teachers everyday.

    Astrid D.
    Esthetic 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

    Ridley-Lowell taught me everything I needed to know. Today, the skills Ridley-Lowell taught me saved my patient's life when he dropped because he couldn't breathe in the heat. I performed CPR effectively for 8 mins and 37 secs until the medics arrived with their AED and they jumped his heart. He's going to be fine thanks to my quick persistent skills and action that I learned throughout my time at Ridley. Thank you - you made me appreciate what I do every day. Its not easy, but I love it. Ridley shaped me as an adult and prepared me for my future, including nursing school. I love Ridley-Lowell!

    Rebecca C.
    Medical Assisting 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

    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

    I always knew I had a passion for skin due to my own challenges. The Ridley Esthetics program is excellent and I had a blast the entire time. The staff is wonderful and make sure to teach you all that is needed to help you live out your passion. I also enjoyed getting pampered everyday and pampering others. Making people feel beautiful is what we Estheticians do!

    Lynn O.
    Esthetic Graduate

    Ridley Lowell's massage program really prepared me for my exciting career in massage therapy. The teachers were supportive and knowledgeable and gave me the confidence to go out and apply what I learned in the real world. I am currently employed as a massage therapist at the prestigious Adam Broderick Spa and I am so thankful to the entire staff at Ridley Lowell for a wonderful educational experience!

    Maria G.
    LMT Massage Therapy 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

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

    Rendell Z.
    Medical Administrative Assistant Graduate

    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