Medical Assistant Certificate (MAS.CERT)

The SSC Medical Assistant (MAS) certificate program provides training for students seeking to assist in patient-care management including both administrative and clinical duties. Medical Assistants can be employed in physician offices, clinics, dental offices, foundations, research institutes, prisons, the armed services, public health departments, Medicare agencies and HMOs. This is a full time day or evening program and is offered on the main campus in South Holland.

Before receiving an application to the Medical Assistant Program the student must meet the specific admission requirements.

Admission to the college does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

Be advised that Biology must be completed within the last 5 years to satisfy the program requirements.

Overview for College Success Credits
OCS 121 Overview for College Success 1
Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a class that will help you plan and assist you in becoming a better student and support you in your work/life balance. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.
Prerequisite Courses Credits
MIS 101 Computer Literacy and Applications 3
MAS 104 Medical Office Foundations 1
HIT 103 Medical Terminology 3
BIO 115 Human Body Structure 4

NOTE: Once accepted to the program, the student completes the following courses in the order listed below:

Semester One – Fall Credits
MAS 105 Administrative Medical Assistant I 3
MAS 106 Clinical Medical Assistant I 3
MDR 115 Medical Law & Ethics 3
OAT 170 Business English 3
Semester Two – Spring Credits
MAS 101 Pharmacology for Health Care Providers 2
MAS 107 Administrative Medical Assistant II 3
MAS 108 Clinical Medical Assistant II 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Semester Three – Summer Credits
MAS 111 Medical Assistant Externship 3
Minimum for Certificate: 37

For questions regarding the Medical Assistant Program, please call Dr. Adrienne Reaves, Program Coordinator,  at (708) 596-2000 ext. 5734, Room 4469-P, Main Campus.
To make an appointment with the Allied Health Career Advisor, Kathryn Melin Eberhardt, please contact the Counseling Department at (708) 596-2000 ext. 5724.