Degrees & Certificates
Of all health care professionals, medical assistants are the most versatile, with expertise in both clinical and administrative responsibilities.
And the field is growing faster than many other fields, too: medical technology continues to evolve, increasing numbers of older Americans require healthcare, and new physician offices and outpatient care centers are opening in response.
Waubonsee is part of the upswing, with a Medical Assistant Program that puts you in a career today and allows you to grow in the future.
Studying Medical Assisting at Waubonsee
Waubonsee students are leading the way in this exciting field: In 2016, 100% of our students passed the Certified Medical Assistant exam. Taught by exceptional instructors at our state-of-the-art Aurora Fox Valley Campus, our students are exceptional as well, mastering lessons in administrative, clinical and laboratory procedures that are the foundation of a medical assistant position, plus pharmacology, insurance, medical law and ethics. Students are ready for their on-site externship—arranged in partnership with Advocate Dreyer Medical Clinic—where they actively participate in practice activities and take their first steps into their future role as a medical assistant.
Working in Medical Assisting
Careers in medical assisting have promising earning potential and overall industry growth in both small and large settings, including medical offices, clinics, labs and other health care agencies. The medical assistant helps keep the practice running smoothly and has active roles with administrative and clinical duties: routine examinations, obtaining specimens, performing lab tests, scheduling appointments, handling medical insurance claims and other office roles.
Program Accreditation, Admission and Handbook
Waubonsee’s Medical Assistant Certificate Program has received national accreditation from the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
The program has an average retention rate of 83% for the past five years, and there a number of support services available to students so that they can successfully complete the program.
Students looking to enter the Medical Assistant Program need to complete a special admissions application and process.
The Medical Assistant Student Handbook provides important details about the program and its expectations.
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