Medical Assistant

Program Features

Due to the 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 growth through the year 2020.

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 who elect to take an additional course have an option to sit for the American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Certification 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
25400 US Highway 19 North
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: (727) 210-2350
Fax: (7270 210-2354

The College of DuPage Medical Assistant program has an average employer satisfaction rate of 97% for the past five years. The five-year weighted average for passing the CMA (AAMA) credentialing exam, for Medical Assisting Graduates of the College of DuPage is 95%, based on the most recent Annual Report Form submitted to the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

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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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  • Student Spotlight: Janet Cuatzo

    Janet CuatzoMedical Assistant

    What interested me in wanting to achieve a Medical Assistant associate’s degree is that upon finishing my degree and getting my certification, I will be able to get the patient interaction that I love and provide care to themThe instructors are just wonderful at informing you and preparing you for the real world. I love that the Medical Assistant program provides a flexible schedule that works out with your personal life. I am still able to spend that time with my 1-year old daughter and attend school.

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  • Student Spotlight: Rocio Mendoza

    Rocio MendozaMedical Assistant

    COD has a very welcoming and safe environment as well as outstanding programs and courses to offer students, some of whom come from around the world. COD gives you the college experience with all the extracurricular activities and events that other schools have, all held on campusCOD is making me realize that I can do much more than I thought I could.

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