Medical Assisting Program

Midwestern Career College’s 40-week Medical Assistant Program trains students for entry-level positions in the medical field. Students will have the skills to work as medical and office assistants in clinics, hospitals, and doctors’ offices.

MCC’s Medical Assistant Program includes phlebotomy training, preparing students for a phlebotomy technician certification.

Those interested in a career combining clinical and administrative duties within the healthcare industry will excel in this program.

Campus:Study format:Start date:
Chicago LaSalle Branch CampusHybrid11/1/2021 (PM)
Chicago LaSalle Branch CampusHybrid2/21/2022 (AM)
Chicago LaSalle Branch CampusHybrid2/21/2022 (PM)
Evergreen Park Campus Extension (new location coming Fall 2021)Hybrid11/1/2021 (PM)
Evergreen Park Campus Extension (new location coming Fall 2021)Hybrid2/21/2022 (AM)
Evergreen Park Campus Extension (new location coming Fall 2021)Hybrid2/21/2022 (PM)
Naperville Campus ExtensionHybrid2/21/2022 (PM)
Program Length: 40 Instructional Weeks/2 Terms

Key Features

  • Classroom-based, hands-on training in phlebotomy, EKG and medical assisting
  • Eligibility for Phlebotomist, EKG, and Medical Assistant certifications through NCCT, including Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)*, National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA)*, and Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)* (*with externship) — see more certifications below.
  • 160-hour optional clinical externship at our affiliated sites
  • Eligibility for phlebotomy certification from American Medical Technologists (AMT) for those who complete 120-hour optional externship at our affiliated sites.

Medical Assistant Job Description

Medical assistants are the middlemen between patients and the medical world. Medical Assistants will answer patient questions and be able to talk them through any procedures they may go through while being able to prepare and administer medication, collect lab specimens, and perform other essential tasks. They also have knowledge of insurance codes, medical software and accounting, and office billing basics.

Program Objectives

  • Provide knowledge and comprehensive training in Anatomy and Physiology of the body structures
  • Demonstrate knowledge of pathological conditions and skills in performing routine clinical procedures
  • Perform entry-level medical assisting with both clinical and administrative duties
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in Electronic Health Records and Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding
  • Develop working knowledge in CLIA-waived laboratory procedures such as infection control, sterilization processes, phlebotomy, pharmacology
  • Prepare patients and help physicians in diagnostic procedures and minor surgical procedures performed in clinics
  • Demonstrate professionalism and effective communication in a healthcare setting
  • Provide patient care in accordance with laws, policies and regulations
  • Demonstrate effective critical thinking skills

Certifications

Through our program, you’ll become eligible to take the following exams:

Medical Assisting Certifications

Phlebotomy Certifications

EKG Certification

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (B.L.S.),  medical assistant employment is expected to grow by 19% from 2019–2029. The B.L.S. also has information on career outlook for medical assistants. Check out job listings in the Chicagoland area for medical assistants on Indeed, Career Builder,Monster.com and Ziprecruiter.com.

Admissions Contact Info

Admissions

203 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60601

312-236-9000 ext. 1
admissions@mccollege.edu

 

Hours:

Mon – Thu 9:00A.M. – 6:00P.M.

Fri 9:00A.M. – 4:00P.M.

 

 

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