Medical Assistant Program

Medical Assistant 

The deadline for submitting the Program Application is May 1st. Late applications are accepted until all seats are filled.

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Why be a Medical Assistant?

If you have a passion for helping people, enjoy multi-tasking and want a rewarding career, Medical Assisting might be a great option for you. As a Medical Assistant, you'll build skills in direct patient care, administrative office skills and transferable skills that make you a valuable member of any healthcare team. MAs enjoy fast-paced, exciting work in various clinic and office settings across most areas of healthcare. No day will be the same and you'll have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on patients.

Career Information

Medical Assisting is projected to grow 16% from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. In 2021, the average hourly wage for Medical Assistants was $17.88 or $37,190 annually.

Program Information

  • Flexible delivery - IVCC’s Medical Assisting Program uses a combination of virtual and face-to-face classes, allowing students more flexibility in their schedules.
  • Hands-on training - IVCC prepares individuals for an active role in health care through hands-on experiences in our on-campus lab, as well as real-world, virtual simulation. 
  • On-the-job - Students are placed with one of our community partners to complete externship and sharpen their skills by working in an extabished providers office or clinic.

IVCC's Medical Assisting Program is completed in one full academic year. Classes for this program begin in the Fall of each year and finish with the student externship in Summer of the next year.

Program Goals

  • To prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
  • Perform the administrative and clinical skills of a Medical Assistant under the supervision and instruction of Medical Assisting faculty with a grade of 78% of better in each class.
  • Perform the skills of a Medical Assistant under the supervising provider as evaluated by successfully completing a clinical practicum with a grade of 78% or higher

Accreditation

IVCC is seeking accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Successful completion of the program and receipt of a certificate from IVCC allows the individual to sit for a national exam through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Pilot Program OR the American Medical Technologists (AMT).

Affordability

IVCC tuition is just one-third to one-fourth the cost of state universities and far below most private institutions. An approximation of tuition and fees and cost comparison can be found on the IVCC website at www.ivcc.edu/payment and at www.ivcc.edu/save.
Many scholarship opportunities are available through the IVCC Foundation at
www.ivcc.edu/foundation and Financial Aid is available for those who qualify at www.ivcc.edu/financialaid.

Program Contacts

 

 

Kaity Ritter

Program Coordinator

Office: B-308
815-224-0274

kaity_ritter@ivcc.edu