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Medical Assisting Program

MCC students being evaluated on their blood pressure measuring technique during a Medical Assisting skills lab. 

Midwestern Career College’s 40-week Medical Assisting 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 Assisting program includes phlebotomy training, preparing students for a phlebotomy technician certification.

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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 MainHybrid04/29/2024 (PM)
Evergreen ParkHybrid04/29/2024 (PM)
Program Length: 40 Instructional Weeks/2 Terms

Smiling clinical medical assisting female student with crossed arms and stethoscope with UChicago Medicine and Midwestern Career College logos.Take Yourself Even Farther

Interested in our Medical Assisting program? Why not check out all the even farther places you can take your career with MCC’s Clinical Medical Assisting program? Clinical Medical Assisting includes 165 hours of externship experience and features our partnership with UChicago Medicine as one of their Preferred Partners Pathways Programs.

See more about MCC’s Clinical Medical Assisting program HERE.

See more about MCC’s partnership with UChicago Medicine as a Preferred Partner HERE.

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.
  • 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


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 14% from 2022–2032. 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

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