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 courses. Prerequisites for courses are noted in the IVCC Catalog. Program Pre-Admission Information is included if applicable.

Please note: ALH 1001 & BIO 1200 must be completed prior to or concurrently with the CMA courses in which they are listed in the curriculum below.

Fall Semester

ALH 1001The Terminology of The Health Field


CMA 1200Administrative Medical Assisting


CMA 1240Medical Assisting Skills I


Spring Semester

BIO 1200Human Body Structure & Function


CMA 1210Pathophysiology


CMA 1250Medical Assisting Skills II


Summer Semester

CMA 1260Medical Assistant Externship


CMA 1270Professional Development


Total Credit Hours:29.5

Total Credit Hours: 29.5

A "C" or better is required in all coursework to remain in the program.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a limited admission program that requires a separate application process. 

Please refer to the Medical Assistant webpage for all program, application, admission, and retention information.

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