Get the Skills to Become a Medical Assistant

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Medical Assistants play an instrumental role in helping doctors and patients, making a clinic run smoothly. Get training at NWSC

 Medical Assisting Program in Rolling Meadows, IL

If you’re a helpful, nurturing person who’s good at multitasking, consider Medical Assisting career training. The 32-week Medical Assistant Certificate program (including 8 weeks of hands-on externship) is your chance to enter an exciting industry with plenty of potential for growth. Our accelerated medical assisting training will set you on your way to an amazing new career.

Medical Assistants are essential in a clinical or hospital setting. They assist the entire healthcare team, working closely with doctors and nurses. Medical Assistants do it all, helping with everything from patient care to administrative duties. Therefore, they must have a good understanding of healthcare exams and procedures, transcribing medical records, and billing and coding (for insurance purposes). All this to help make a clinic or hospital run effectively.

Come to see why our students love our certified accelerated Medical Assistant program. The best way to find out is to contact our administrative associate. Get more information on the Medical Assistant Certificate program, class schedules, our accredited accelerated medical assisting training, and institutional grant options so that you can make an informed decision about your future. Get more info or Book a Tour.

Become a Qualified in Medical Assistant

The Medical Assistant program at Northwest Suburban College located in the suburb of Chicago, provides the hands-on training, clinical experience, and industry support it takes to pursue a rewarding career in healthcare, without spending years in school.

During the Medical Assistant Certificate program, you’ll learn:

  • Healthcare Procedures
  • Clinical Assisting and Examination Techniques
  • Diagnostic and Specialty Procedures
  • Medical Records and Pharmacology
  • Medical Billing and Insurance Processing
  • Medical Records and Patient Education

And you’ll get to utilize the knowledge and skills that you acquired in the classroom and in the lab during your externship training.

My name is Galilea Marquez, I was a student at Northwest Suburban College. I graduated from here August 2021, and I did my externship hours at Jabri Medical in Bloomingdale. My experience in this college was really good, I really liked it. This program took about 8 months to finish all my classes and to do my externship hours. As soon as I graduated, I got hired by a great doctor (Dr. Mansoor Khan). I recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a great and quick program. My rate for this school would be a 5.
Galilea Marquez Medical Assistant Program – 9/9/2021

Career Opportunities

Qualified Medical Assistants are in demand in Illinois.

Medical Assisting Professionals Are Needed to Fill Many Roles

At the completion of the Medical Assisting Certificate program students should be able to:

  • Complete duties as a multi-functional member of a healthcare team (Medical Assistant) by providing valuable service and support
  • Develop administrative and clinical competencies required for a rapidly changing environment in a variety of healthcare settings, including but not limited to doctors’ offices, laboratories, free-standing clinics, and hospitals
  • Join the workforce as a trained multi-scale professional who can fulfill many roles in a modern-day healthcare environment and use the training as an entry to opportunities for advancement in healthcare, professional growth, and personal satisfaction
  • Gain administrative competencies, clinical skills, and hands-on externship training per the standards and guidelines recommended by the American Association of Medical Assistants

Get Real-World Experience

The 8 week long Medical Assistant externship begins as soon as classes conclude. We have partnerships with organizations in the Suburbs of Chicago as well as the city of Chicago that you can utilize for your externship. The externship will be 20 hours per week and should be completed within 8 weeks after you finish the classroom portion of the program.

During externships, our students gain significant medical experience including supervised training and working with actual patients. You’ll learn firsthand from industry professionals and create valuable connections – some students are even considered for employment at the externship site.

Convenient Schedule

The Medical Assistant program consists of 560 hours of classroom time, and 160 hours of a clinical Medical Assistant externship.

  • Daytime class hours are offered from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday
  • Evening class hours are offered from 4:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday

Admissions are open every month. You’ll be informed of your school acceptance within 3 days of your application. To apply, click here.

Certification – Your Pathway to Employment

Certification is important! It is your pathway to employment, acting as a bridge as you transition from a student into an employable professional.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a Certificate for the Medical Assistant Program and become eligible to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam from the National Healthcareer Association (

Is a Rewarding Career in Medical Assisting Right For You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about Medical Assisting and exploring if this is the right career path for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

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