Medical Assistant

Southwestern Illinois College Medical Assistant Belleville, Illinois

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assistant Program at Southwestern Illinois College focuses on equipping students with key skills essential for a career in health care. Students learn about anatomy and physiology, gain practical experience in administrative tasks, understand medical office clinical procedures, develop effective patient communication skills, grasp medical billing and coding procedures, study medical law and ethics, and learn about pharmacology and administration techniques.

Program Features:

  • Limited program capacity for personalized attention
  • Courses offered at various campuses
  • Hands-on clinical education experiences
  • Accreditation by CAAHEP and MAERB
  • Eligibility for National Certification examination
  • High certification pass rates and job placement statistics
  • Scholarships and financial aid available
  • Flexible study options with full-time and part-time choices

For additional details, contact program coordinator Chelsea Bergmann at or 618-222-5332.

Tuition: How Much Does Southwestern Illinois College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

From Southwestern Illinois College's website

The Medical Assistant Certificate program at Southwestern Illinois College offers a comprehensive education at an affordable cost. The program's tuition is estimated at $6,645. This figure represents the total tuition cost, excluding any additional fees. Please note that this cost is subject to change and may vary depending on the number of credits taken per quarter.

Program Length: How Long Is Southwestern Illinois College's Medical Assisting Certificate Program?

The Medical Assistant program at Southwestern Illinois College has a length of 10-12 months.

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About Southwestern Illinois College

Southwestern Illinois College is a public community college with campuses in Belleville, Granite City, and Red Bud, as well as off-campus sites throughout the district.

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