Fox College - Bedford Park, IL
Medical Assisting

Skilled. Helping. Caring. 

If you enjoy caring for others, being a Medical Assistant can be an incredibly rewarding career. The Fox College Medical Assisting program is known for training Medical Assistants who are well prepared, with solid clinical and administrative skills. With Fox College's 10-16 month Medical Assistant programs, you will:

  • Learn clinical procedures like performing injections, administering medications and running medical lab tests
  • Understand administrative procedures, like filing medical records, managing and scheduling patients, and maintaining medical records using office systems
  • Have access to the equipment found in hospitals and physicians' offices
  • Get plenty of one-on-one access to faculty who want you to succeed
  • Complete an 8-week externship
  • Be eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam that is offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants and the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) examination offered by American Medical Technologists (AMT)

We encourage you to visit us and learn why our Medical Assisting graduates Finish First!  

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Fox College Medical Assisting graduates receive hands-on training in simulated medical laboratory classrooms. Each lab is equipped with the same types of medical equipment used in physicians' offices. 

You will spend the majority of your time taking classes that are directly related to a medical assisting career, enabling you to complete the program in as little as 10-16 months. 

As part of the program, you will spend 8 weeks in an externship. Designed to let students practice what they've learned, you can make valuable industry contacts. Many students are hired directly by their externship employers!

The Medical Assisting program is currently accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (abhes.org). Graduates of the Medical Assisting program are elgible to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam that is offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants and the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) examination offered by American Medical Technologists (AMT). 

With Fox College's 10-16 month Medical Assisting programs, you will learn to:

  • Take and record vital signs
  • Collect and prepare lab specimens
  • Perform a variety of lab tests
  • Give injections
  • Perform venipuncture
  • Understand and apply aseptic techniques
  • Operate basic medical equipment
  • Assist the physician during an exam
  • Manage and update medical records
  • Process insurance forms

*Offered at our Midway Campus. 

 

Graduates are eligible to enhance their resumes by taking the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification exams.  

 

CURRICULUM

The Medical Assisting curriculum is designed to give you plenty of hands-on clinical training throughout the 10-16 month program. Courses build on one another and culminate in an 8 week externship so you can practice what you've learned.  

This program is designed so you can attend classes during the day to earn your diploma in the first 10 months. You can complete the remaining courses for your associate degree in the evening, which allows you to start your first career job even sooner!

To read our course descriptions, download our school catalog

 

CONCENTRATION COURSES

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical Laboratory Procedures
  • Medical Administrative Procedures 
  • Business & Ethics in Healthcare
  • Clinical Procedures 
  • Medical Office Systems
  • Medical Externship
 

CAREERS

With an education from Fox College, you will have been exposed to a wide knowledge base and have had plenty of hands-on experience, all in a shortened time frame. 

As part of our commitment to helping you find a job after graduation, Fox College goes a step above and prepares you with networking techniques, a professional resume, and interviewing skills so you have what you need to succeed. 

 

Fox College graduates work in:

  • Private medical offices
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
 

PRICES

As long as you stay enrolled full-time at Fox College, tuition rates will be frozen and will never go up from year to year. There are a variety of financial aid programs available for those who qualify. 

Associate Degree Program
TUITION BY SEMESTER (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Semester 1-2 (cost per semester)
$7,610
Semester 3
$6,277
Semester 4
$4,944
Lab Fees Semesters 1 & 2
$380
Lab Fees Semester 3
$190
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Application Fee
$50
Tuition Deposit**
$50
Confirmation Deposit**
$50
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program)
$2,495
* Associate Degree Program is 4 Semesters
** Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.
Diploma Program
TUITION BY SEMESTER (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Semester 1-2 (cost per semester)
$7,610
Semester 3
$3,805
Lab Fees Semesters 1 & 2
$380
Lab Fees Semester 3
$190
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Application Fee
$50
Tuition Deposit**
$50
Confirmation Deposit**
$50
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program)
$2,495
* Diploma Program is 2.5 Semesters
** Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.