Medical Office – Basic


In just four months, become qualified to work in the front office of a doctor’s office, hospital, eye doctor, or other healthcare facility. This can be your start on a path to other medical certificates and degrees.

number of months it takes to complete this program

Earn your certificate and a chance to work in the front office of a medical facility. You’ll create patient accounts, schedule appointments, administer billing and insurance, and more.

A Quality Education

Gain the skills to work in a front office healthcare setting. You can complete your GED while in the program.

Get Involved

You’ll meet other people interested in healthcare careers while working toward your certificate.

Career Opportunities

Become a front office assistant at an ambulatory healthcare facility.


6 Months

if Full Time

1 Semester8 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

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



+ 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.


15 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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It’s such a joy to see a graduate’s new-found confidence to move forward and achieve their goals.

Cydney Bretsch, Program Director, Medical Assistant & Medical Office Administrative Assistant Programs
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How Do I Get Into the Medical Office – Basic Program?

Do you want to work in health care? This program is a great stepping stone toward a rewarding career! 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. You’ll need an Accuplacer score of 237 or higher, and one year of high school pre-algebra with a C average. (See ICC catalog for complete admissions requirements.)

What Can I Expect as a Medical Office – Basic Student?

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How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
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Fri: 8 am – 2 pm