Combining academic credit with professional experience, this externship allows students to learn about, observe and work in the medical assistant field. It provides students with 160 hours of on-site experience in the role of medical assistant. Students are assigned to an area physician's office, clinic or outpatient facility to participate in both the administrative and clinical areas of the practice, and observe various health care personnel perform tasks and duties. The student does not receive remuneration or payment for this learning experience. Repeatable to a maximum of 4 semester hours on a space available basis; 2 semester hours may apply to the medical assistant certificate.

Prereq: Program admission; C or better in MLA courses and HIT130; recommendation of instructor.

Summer 2018
Course Fee: $30.00 | Prereq or Coreq required
Ticket # CRN Days Times Location Instructor Status
Course Location


Meets between: May 14-July 28

Contact instructor for enrollment information.
In addition to fieldwork experience, students meet for on-campus seminars on Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m. at Aurora Fox Valley, Room 144, on May 16, June 6, June 27, and July 25.