The Medical Assisting certificate program prepares graduates to become multi-skilled part of a health care team. Medical assistants work in both clerical and patient care sides of medical offices. Other job options include hospitals and urgent care centers. Those who want to work in the health care and would enjoy a fast pace and variety may choose this program. Students enrolled in this program are subject to criminal background checks and drug screenings. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification exam offered by the American Medical Technologists, 10700 West Higgins Rd. Suite 150, Rosemont, IL 60018, phone: 847-823-5169 fax: 847-823-0458, www.americanmedtech.org.
Complete AHS-102 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete BIO-112 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete ENG-155 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete PSY-105 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete AOT-110 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete AOT-252 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete AOT-267 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete MED-113 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete MED-114 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete MED-117 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete HIM-130 (Minimum Grade: C)
Admission to the Medical Laboratory Technology Program requires the student to be a high school graduate or equivalent.
|COMPASS Scores|| ACCUPLACER|| |
|Algebra: 54 or above Pre-Algebra|| Arithmetic: 90 or above|| |
|Writing: 70 or above|| Sentence Skills: 75 or above|| |
|Reading: 88 or above|| Reading Comprehension: 95 or above|| |
SAT: 480 Reading/Writing and 540 Math (2005 SAT) or 570 Math (2016 SAT) OR ACT: 21 English and 23 Math
SAT/ACT scores must be no more than 5 years old at the time a student seeks admission to the MLT Program.
All General Education Courses (including elective) completed with a 2.5 GPA or better
Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution and documentation of a
minimum reading requirement.
- Complete Medical Physical Examination (including updated immunizations)
- Pay nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit of $50 to be placed on the waiting
list and then a $100 confirmation fee which may be applied to the tuition for the
first term enrollment once the student is accepted into the program.
- Proof of Health Insurance
- Liability Insurance Policy (available through College at an approximate cost of
- Criminal Background Check
- Drug screening for drugs of abuse (prior to/during clinical rotations)
- Current CPR (prior to clinical rotations) – American Heart Association
Upon entry, students must submit a completed student health form to include the following:
- Physical Assessment
- Proof of two MMR vaccinations AND Rubella titer is required or if no proof of MMR is available you must have titers for each(Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)
- Varicella (Chicken Pox) titer require
- Proof of Diphtheria-Tetanus Booster (Last booster must have been received within the past 10 years.)
- Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended (Documentation of declination is required if student does not have the vaccine.)
- Proof of 2 step PPD within 3 weeks prior to entry of program is required
- Physician’s evaluation
Clinical facilities require drug screens and background checks before allowing students to participate in clinical rotation. Students participating in clinical may be required to have a drug screen at any time during their rotation. Results of background checks and drug screens will be reviewed with designated personnel at the clinical affiliate sites. To be accepted for a clinical placement, all findings must be satisfactory to all participating clinical sites. Students not accepted for clinical rotations will not be able to successfully complete the course or program. Students are required to hold current Healthcare Provider CPR certification before entering clinical rotations.