Medical Assistant Program

Due to an increasing number of physician group practices, the medical assistant career is one of the ten fastest-growing careers in health care, and is expected to maintain this momentum of fast growth through the year 2012.

The College of DuPage Medical Assistant program offers a certificate program or a two-year Associate in Science degree, which includes both class time and hands-on clinical experience.

Students who graduate from this program receive a certificate of completion and are eligible to sit for the national certification exam through the American Association of Medical Assistants and earn the credential CMA(AAMA). In addition, students are eligible to sit for the American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Registry exam. Upon passing this exam, a student becomes a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (PBT).

Accreditation Status

The College of DuPage Medical Assistant Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Medical Assistant Education Review Board (MAERB). 

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756

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Gainful Employment Information

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Contact Information

If you are interested in learning more about this program, please

    1. Attend an advising session
    2. Visit a Health Career Program Advisor by calling (630) 942-2259 to make an appointment.
    3. For information or general inquiries, please send an email to (Please use above phone number only to schedule an appointment. Do not send an appointment request to this email).

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