Medical Assistant

Waubonsee Community College Medical Assistant Aurora, Illinois

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assistant Program at Waubonsee Community College equips students with key administrative and clinical skills essential for roles in health care settings. The program offers hands-on experiences through externships at reputable medical clinics, utilizes state-of-the-art facilities at the Aurora Fox Valley Campus, and holds national accreditation. Graduates can pursue diverse career opportunities in medical offices, clinics, labs, and health care agencies. The program requires a special admissions application, with the next cohort's applications due by June 1, 2024.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Administrative Skills: Scheduling appointments, Patient registration, Health insurance verification
  • Clinical Skills: Recording vital signs, Giving injections, Collecting blood specimens, Performing EKG's, Sterilizing equipment, Performing laboratory tests, Authorizing medication refills, Preparing patients for examinations

Program Features:

  • Hands-On Experiences: On-site externships with Advocate Dreyer Medical Clinic, Rush Medical Group, and Northwestern Medicine
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: Taught at the Aurora Fox Valley Campus
  • Industry Recognition: Ranked 5th in the state by, Recognized as a top pick by


  • National Accreditation: Medical Assistant Certificate Program accredited by Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)

Career Opportunities:

  • Promising Earning Potential & Growth: Opportunities in medical offices, clinics, labs, and health care agencies

Additional Information:

  • Program Admission: Special admissions application required, Applications for the next cohort due by June 1, 2024

For more details, contact the Health Professions and Public Service office at (630) 870-3900 or

Tuition: How Much Does Waubonsee Community College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

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Program Length: How Long Is Waubonsee Community College's Medical Assisting Certificate Program?

The program length for the Medical Assistant Certificate of Achievement at Waubonsee Community College is one academic year, which is equivalent to three semesters.

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About Waubonsee Community College

Waubonsee Community College, founded in 1966, is a comprehensive two-year college located in Sugar Grove, Illinois.

With a focus on personal, experiential learning, the college is dedicated to preparing students for success in a rapidly changing world by offering more than 130 degrees and certificates in various fields.

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