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 Carle 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 Semesters26 Total Credit Hours


What if I attend part-time?

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

ESTIMATED COST

$4,160

+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25


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

Natasha: Gaining Confidence to Achieve Dreams
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Driving Educational Equity: Dual Credit Expansion and Virtual Reality EMT Training
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Sydney Shines as SI Leader, Embedded and Professional Tutor
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Silas Finds Opportunity and Support During His Pre-Med Studies
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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, Program Director, Medical Assistant & Medical Office Administrative Assistant Programs
Let’s Get Started ▸

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 health science application.
  3. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  4. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 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?

Accreditation

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) is responsible for establishing criteria for the medical assistant program and conducts accrediting activities designed to ensure that educational programs meet minimum entry level criteria. CAAHEP grants accreditation of medical assisting programs upon the recommendations of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Graduates from this CAAHEP-accredited medical assisting program are eligible to take the CMA (AAMA) Certification Exam.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 113th Street N., #7709 Seminole, FL 33775-7709; (727) 210-2350; www.caahep.org

Additional Information

Additional Opportunities

Innovative Bridge to Health Careers

The Innovative Bridge to Health Careers Program is an 8-week program that will engage participants in training designed to introduce and academically prepare them for entry into the various health science career paths.

Learn More

How Am I Going to Manage This?

Admissions

Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
Mon-Thur: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Fri: 8 am – 2 pm