Medical Assistant Program

College of DuPage

Medical Assistant Program

Glen Ellyn, Illinois

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assistant Program at College of DuPage equips students with a diverse set of administrative and clinical skills essential for roles in medical offices. The program offers hands-on clinical experience, accreditation, and a high exam pass rate, preparing students for a fast-growing career in health care.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Administrative Skills include scheduling appointments, patient registration, health insurance duties, maintaining medical records, and billing and coding.
  • Clinical Skills cover recording vital signs, collecting blood specimens, performing laboratory tests, sterilizing equipment, assisting with examinations, performing EKGs, and administering medications.

Additional Features:

  • Gain hands-on clinical experience and the opportunity to earn a Health Care Office Assistant certificate.
  • Access transferable credits for online coursework and benefit from accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
  • Benefit from an 81% CMA (AAMA) exam pass rate from the 2020 graduate year.

Program Details:

  • Offers certificate or two-year associate in applied science degree, preparing students for various roles in medical offices.
  • Instructors bring professional experience and the program aligns with the American Association of Medical Assistants' goals.
  • Affordable programs with top-notch facilities catering to the needs of aspiring medical assistants.

Health Care Office Assistant Certificate:

  • Focuses on appointment scheduling, front office tasks, basic accounting, insurance coding skills, and administrative responsibilities in health care settings.

Program Outcomes:

  • Graduates become competent entry-level medical assistants with knowledge in anatomy, physiology, medical law, ethics, effective communication, and safety practices.

Transfer Agreements:

  • Collaborates with four-year colleges and universities for a seamless transfer process, with specific course requirements for eligibility to transfer. Contact program faculty or academic advisor for more transfer options.

Tuition: How Much Does College of DuPage's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

From College of DuPage's website

The Medical Assistant Certificate program at the College of DuPage has an estimated tuition cost ranging from $6,285 to $7,005. This cost estimate does not include the cost of books and health requirements, which are additional expenses. Please note that these are approximate costs and actual costs may vary. It's recommended to budget for these additional costs when planning for your education in the Medical Assisting program.

Program Length: How Long Is College of DuPage's Medical Assisting Certificate Program?

The Medical Assistant program at College of DuPage is offered as a certificate or two-year associate in applied science degree program. The program is available in both full-time and part-time class schedules. Additionally, students have the opportunity to earn a certificate to become a Health Care Office Assistant, which can be completed in one or two semesters.

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About College of DuPage

College of DuPage is a public community college located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, with satellite campuses in Westmont, Naperville, Addison, and Carol Stream. 

The college offers a variety of transfer degree and technical education programs in various fields, including liberal arts and humanities, biological and physical sciences, and general studies. 

The mission of College of DuPage is to provide accessible, affordable, and comprehensive education to its students. The college has a diverse student body with a total enrollment of more than 21,000 and serves students from communities in DuPage County and parts of Cook and Will counties. The Glen Ellyn campus covers 254 acres and has eleven major buildings.

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