Medical Assistant

Your first steps to a successful health-care career begin at NWSC. NWSC offers quality, affordable education, close to home that will put you on a path to a dream career in some of today’s high demand job market.

A great choice for professionals in transition

GET INFORMATION today about NWSC’s  Medical Assistant Program

720 clock hours, including Medical Clinics Externship

Courses designed to develop valuable knowledge and practical skills

Your healthcare career is only a click or call away.


5999 S. New Wilke Road, Suites 400 & 500
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Phone: 847.290.6425

The 24-week didactic program, offered at Northwest Suburban College, is your chance to enter an exciting industry with plenty of potential for growth. The 4-8 weeks Medical Assistant externship begins as soon as your class ends. You will receive supervised training and work with real patients and learn first-hand from industry professionals. During externships, our students get vital medical experience, and create valuable connections – many are considered for employment right at the externship sites.


Qualified Clinical Medical Assistants are in high demand. According to projections by 2018, demand for Medical Assistants in the U.S. will grow approximately by 34%. Clinics, hospitals, and medical offices rely on the valuable expertise and administrative services that only a well trained Medical Assistant can provide.

Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent.
Admissions are open every month. Call today!


Certified Clinical Medical Assistant examination is offered by the National Health Career Association (NHA). Additional certification is available from American Medical Technologist (AMT) and American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Completing this program will expand your professional horizon by potentially qualifying you for the certified Phlebotomy and EKG exams.

Financial aid and institutional grants may be available through Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)