Medical Office Administrative Assistant

Certificate

You can start in the healthcare field in as little as nine months. If you have a keen eye for detail, great keyboarding skills, and thrive in a fast-paced environment, this is for you. The Medical Office Administrative Assistant role provides you entry into one of the fastest-growing industries in our area.

700
Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

Our training allows students to practice in-demand, healthcare office tasks. This gives them an edge with local healthcare employers.

A Quality Education

Practice job skills such as creating patient accounts, processing billing and insurance, and scheduling appointments.

Get Involved

Practicums (in-office experience) typically take place at OSF ambulatory care facilities.

Career Opportunities

Work in the front office administrative area of a medical facility such as a medical doctor, hospital, eye doctor, chiropractor, dentist, orthodontist, or veterinarian clinic. Continue on to complete the Medical Assistant Program.

COMPLETION TIME

12 Months

if Full Time

2 Semesters18 Total Credit Hours


What if I attend part-time?

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

ESTIMATED COST

$2,880

+ 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

10 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.

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In just two semesters a student can obtain a rewarding career in the front office of a medical facility. It’s a great career for people with good organizational skills.

Cydney Bretsch, Program Director, Medical Assistant & Medical Office Administrative Assistant Programs
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Medical Office Administrative Assistant Program?

If you’re great at organizing, love working with people, and have solid typing and keyboarding skills, this highly in-demand career might be right for you. Talk to one of our Admissions representatives to learn how you can 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. You should be able to keyboard 40 words per minute with a 92% accuracy.

What Can I Expect as a Medical Office Administrative Assistant Student?

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