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 health care, 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. The application deadline for fall 2022 start is June 1, 2022.
Studying Medical Assisting at Waubonsee
Waubonsee students are leading the way in this exciting field: The 2018 Medical Assisting cohort had a certification exam pass rate of 100%. 100% of our 2019 graduates are employed in the field. 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. Recently, our program has received impressive recognition.
Program Accreditation, Admission and Handbook
Waubonsee’s Medical Assistant Certificate Program has received national accreditation from the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
The 2018 Medical Assisting cohort had a certification exam pass rate of 100%. 100% of our 2019 graduates are employed in the field.
Students looking to enter the Medical Assistant Program need to complete a special admissions application and process. Applications for the next cohort are due by June 1, 2021.
The Medical Assistant Student Handbook provides important details about the program and its expectations.
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.