Medical Assistant

Certificate

Join the healthcare field as a Medical Assistant. Work with doctors and nurses to take patients’ vitals, administer treatments, work in a lab, and assist the provider in a variety of clinical and patient procedures.

100%
employer and graduate satisfaction with our Medical Assistant program. (MAERB Annual Report)

Training in actual medical settings with local healthcare employers positions our graduates as a preferred source for hiring. 

A Quality Education

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Get Involved

Students complete an eight-week, 180-hour training at OSF and UnityPoint Health in Peoria and surrounding communities.

Career Opportunities

The Medical Assistant graduate can become a Certified Medical Assistant, CMA (AAMA) by taking the CMA Exam.

COMPLETION TIME

12 Months

if Full Time

3 Semesters
26 Total Credit Hours


What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.

ESTIMATED COST

$4,030

+ supplies & fees

Based on 2022-23


What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

20 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.


View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Shelby Wagemann
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Tragic Loss Inspires Natalie to Help Others in Radiographer Program
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Sara Owens
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A Career Path Change Leads to Changing Lives
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I am privileged to have witnessed student transformations. Most students start out timid and shy. But by the end of the program, they have become confident, competent, healthcare professionals.

Cydney Bretsch, Director and Instructor
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How Do I Get Into the Medical Assistant Program?

Do you want to work in a rewarding career where opportunities are growing and qualified candidates are highly recruited? Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Submit supplemental application.
  3. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  4. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
  5. Need help? Student success advisors are happy to assist.
  6. Prerequisites include a High School diploma with a GPA 2.6 or higher.

What Can I Expect as a Medical Assistant Student?

Program Outcomes

The results of the 2021 Annual Report Form (ARF) submitted to the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) from the Illinois Central College (ICC) Medical Assistant Program is as follows:

How Am I Going to Manage This?

Admissions


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