Medical Assistant Certificate

Overview

Approved By LWIA: 7
Last Re-Certification Date: 3/13/2019
Next Re-Certification Date: 3/27/2021

Program Description

This concentrated 36 credit-hour certificate program is designed for the individual who is interested in becoming a medical assistant in a physician's office or other outpatient health care setting. The curriculum provides training in a variety of administrative and clinical tasks to facilitate the work of the physician. Administrative duties include patient communication, computer skills and record keeping. Clinical duties include assisting with examinations, treatments, diagnostic testing, patient education, and preparation and administration of medications.A minimum keyboarding speed of 30 words per minute is recommended to enter the program. 40 words per minute is expected in order to progress through externship. The program may be taken part-time and many courses are available on an evening schedule. An orientation and planning session is recommended by the coordinator. Detailed information is available on the website harpercollege.edu

Established in 1986

CIP: 51-0710 Medical Office Assistant/Specialist.

Training Program Type

Vocational

Provider Information

Program Contact Info

1200 W. Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 758-2372

Associated Job Families and Occupations

Certifying / Licensing / Registering Body

Harper College

Quality Assurance

  • North Central Association
  • Illinois Community College Board
  • Industry Standard: Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Ed. Progs.

Education Information

Industry Recognized Certification

48 Weeks ( 680.00 Hours / 36.00 Credit Hours )

Tuition$5,004.00
Books$2,603.00
Fees$1,220.00
Other Expenses(Materials, Supplies, Tools, Uniforms, etc)$1,950.00
Total Cost$10,777.00

Financial Aid

  • All financial aid depends on the eligibility of the individual

Application Procedure

Must contact Diane Carter-Zubko at 847-758-2372 when approved to pursue program at Harper. Must apply to Harper college www.harpercollege.edu. Pay $25 application fee or obtain fee waiver code from Diane Carter-Zubko at 847-758-2372. Students will be directed to appropriate Harper College Academic Advisor for an educational plan. The maximum tuition and fees amount approved for this occupation is $8,000.

Entry Requirements:

  • HS Diploma/GED
  • Physical Exam
  • Math - Per required Compass cut-off scores
  • Reading - Per required Compass cut-off scores
  • Language - Instruction is in English
  • Writing - Per required Compass cut-off scores
  • Other - All credit-seeking WIOA clients must have initial & ongoing academic advising

Nondiscrimination, Equal Opportunity, and Disability Provisions Compliance Assurance

  • EEO Compliant: Yes
  • Disability Accomodation: Yes

Program Offerings

  • Part-Time Enrollment
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Night Classes
  • Day Classes
  • Online/E-Learning Instruction
  • Other(Specify)

Performance Data

Program: Medical Assistant Certificate

Overview

Approved By LWIA: 7
Last Re-Certification Date: 3/13/2019
Next Re-Certification Date: 3/27/2021

Program Description

This concentrated 36 credit-hour certificate program is designed for the individual who is interested in becoming a medical assistant in a physician's office or other outpatient health care setting. The curriculum provides training in a variety of administrative and clinical tasks to facilitate the work of the physician. Administrative duties include patient communication, computer skills and record keeping. Clinical duties include assisting with examinations, treatments, diagnostic testing, patient education, and preparation and administration of medications.A minimum keyboarding speed of 30 words per minute is recommended to enter the program. 40 words per minute is expected in order to progress through externship. The program may be taken part-time and many courses are available on an evening schedule. An orientation and planning session is recommended by the coordinator. Detailed information is available on the website harpercollege.edu

Established in 1986

CIP: 51-0710 Medical Office Assistant/Specialist.

Provider Information

Program Contact Info

1200 W. Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 758-2372

Associated Job Families and Occupations

Certifying / Licensing / Registering Body

Harper College

Quality Assurance

  • North Central Association
  • Illinois Community College Board
  • Industry Standard: Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Ed. Progs.

Education Information

Industry Recognized Certification

48 Weeks ( 680.00 Hours / 36.00 Credit Hours )

Tuition$5,004.00
Books$2,603.00
Fees$1,220.00
Other Expenses(Materials, Supplies, Tools, Uniforms, etc)$1,950.00
Total Cost$10,777.00

Financial Aid

  • All financial aid depends on the eligibility of the individual

Application Procedure

Must contact Diane Carter-Zubko at 847-758-2372 when approved to pursue program at Harper. Must apply to Harper college www.harpercollege.edu. Pay $25 application fee or obtain fee waiver code from Diane Carter-Zubko at 847-758-2372. Students will be directed to appropriate Harper College Academic Advisor for an educational plan. The maximum tuition and fees amount approved for this occupation is $8,000.

Entry Requirements:

  • HS Diploma/GED
  • Physical Exam
  • Math - Per required Compass cut-off scores
  • Reading - Per required Compass cut-off scores
  • Language - Instruction is in English
  • Writing - Per required Compass cut-off scores
  • Other - All credit-seeking WIOA clients must have initial & ongoing academic advising

Nondiscrimination, Equal Opportunity, and Disability Provisions Compliance Assurance

  • EEO Compliant: Yes
  • Disability Accomodation: Yes

Program Offerings

  • Part-Time Enrollment
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Night Classes
  • Day Classes
  • Online/E-Learning Instruction
  • Other(Specify)