Medical Assisting Program

Northwest Suburban College

Medical Assisting Program

Rolling Meadows, Illinois

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assisting Program at Northwest Suburban College focuses on teaching essential skills in health care procedures, clinical assisting, diagnostic techniques, medical records, billing, insurance processing, and patient education.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Healthcare Procedures
  • Clinical Assisting and Examination Techniques
  • Diagnostic and Specialty Procedures
  • Medical Records and Pharmacology
  • Medical Billing and Insurance Processing
  • Patient Education

Program Features:

  • Real-World Experience: 8-week externship with hands-on training and patient interaction
  • Career Opportunities: Preparation for diverse roles in health care settings
  • Certification: Eligibility for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam
  • Convenient Schedule: Daytime and evening class options available
  • Industry Support: Partnerships with health care organizations for externship opportunities


Upon completion, students can:

  • Fulfill Multi-Functional Roles: Provide valuable service in health care settings
  • Develop Administrative and Clinical Competencies: Adapt to changing health care environments
  • Join Workforce as a Trained Professional: Opportunities for advancement and growth

For more information or to start your health care career training, call 847-290-6425.

Tuition: How Much Does Northwest Suburban College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

From Northwest Suburban College's website

The Medical Assisting program at Northwest Suburban College offers a comprehensive education at a cost of $11,584. This cost covers the tuition for the entire program. Please note that this cost does not include any additional fees or expenses that may be required throughout the course of the program.

Program Length: How Long Is Northwest Suburban College's Medical Assisting Certificate Program?

The program length for the Medical Assisting Program at Northwest Suburban College is 32 weeks, including 8 weeks of hands-on externship.

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About Northwest Suburban College

Northwest Suburban College (NWSC) is a health sciences college located in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. 

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