Medical Assisting | Midwestern Career College

Medical Assisting

Study format: Online (on-site format to resume when possible)
Start date: 2/22/2021
Duration: 40 weeks
Location: Chicago, Blue Island, Naperville

Winter 2021 Enrollment Now Open

Enrollment is open for cohorts of healthcare, business and English-language programs. Call us at (312) 236-9000  to learn more about our programs and ways we can help you move forward. Or use the request for information form to the right to submit your request online. Read more 

About Our Program

Midwestern Career College’s Medical Assisting training program prepares students for entry-level positions in the medical field as multiskilled medical assistants and front or back office assistants in clinics, hospitals and doctor’s offices.

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.

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

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, and


This program offers a 160-hour optional medical assisting training and externship and a 120-hour optional phlebotomy externship at our affiliated sites. The externship is not required to earn the certificate. However, it may be required to sit for certain credentialing and certification exams.


Graduates of this program who complete the externship are eligible to sit for exams that provide the following national certifications:

Medical Assisting Certifications

Phlebotomy Certifications

EKG Certification