Medical Assistant Certificate

Successful completion of the program and receipt of a certificate from IVCC allows the student to sit for a national exam through the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). By successfully passing this exam, an individual can then gain the title of Certified Medical Assistant.

WHAT FOLLOWS IS THE PROGRAM OUTLINE. This program is not designed for students transferring to other colleges or universities. As a rule, courses with a second digit "0" are designed to transfer. Students planning to transfer should consult a Counselor to verify the transferability of individual courses. Program Pre-Admission Information is included if applicable.

1st SemesterCredits
ALH 1001 Terminology of The Health Field (can be taken as a co or pre-requisite)3    
BIO 1200 Human Body Structure & Function (can be taken as a co or pre-requisite)3    
CMA 1200 Medical Assisting Skills I4    
CMA 1210 Medical Assisting Skills II2    
CMA 1230 Intro To Electronic Health Records3    
Year Total: 15    
2nd SemesterCredits
CMA 1240 Medical Assisting Skills III  7  
Year Total:   7  
3rd SemesterCredits
CMA 1250 Medical Assisting Skills IV    4
CMA 1260 Medical Assistant Externship    2.50
CMA 1270 Professional Development    1
Year Total:     7.5
Total Credit Hours:   29.5

Please note:  This is a limited admission program that requires a separate application process. order to be scored (considered for the program), students must meet the placement requirements, which are: 


  • Placement in ENG 1001 or completion of ENG 0900 or 3.0 HS GPA


  • Eligible to enroll in MTH 1206 or completion of MTH 0910 or MTH 0900 or a C or better in Algebra I in high school

For additional information, please contact a counselor at 815-224-0360 or, (815) 224-0274.