Medical Assistant--Admissions and Transfer Information
Moraine Valley Community College
is a comprehensive, full-service community college with an open door admission
policy for high school graduates or others qualified to enter. Admission is
available to individuals 18 years or older who are high school graduates or GED
Medical Assistant Program Entry
The Medical Assistant program is an open admission program that has limited
enrollment. Individuals interested in the program are encouraged to contact
Academic Advising about registration dates, any course prerequisites, and other
academic concerns or questions. You must complete a Moraine Valley Community
College application and take the Compass math and reading placement tests prior
to registration for the first medical assistant prerequisite class.
Medical Assistant Program Essential Functions-All students must be able to
perform the essential functions of the curriculum. In addition to the general
admission criteria required by the college, medical assistant students must be
Use digital fine motor skills
with both hands continually throughout the day.
See clearly enough to read
hand-written and computer-generated communications.
Work standing on their feet
for the majority of the day.
Walk to and from patient
service areas for the majority of the day.
Help patients in and out of
phlebotomy and/or examination chairs and tables.
Write and speak to patients
and staff effectively.
Interact appropriately with
patients, physicians, peers and supervisor.
Use good judgment to seek
assistance when needed.
Lift a minimum of 25 pounds
Apply safety and infection
control standards learned in the program to maintain a safe and clean
environment for patients and self.
Students must achieve a minimum
grade of "C" in all prerequisite and required courses in order to advance within
the program (BIO-115, MRT-130, MRT-110, MOA-130, MOA-140, MOA-142,
MOA-115, MOA-144, MOA-147, MOA-155, MOA-156, and PHB-110).
The medical assisting externship
consists of 160 hours of unpaid training at one of the Moraine Valley Community
College affiliated clinical sites. Most externship sites require that students
have a completed health/physical form, required immunizations, current CPR
certification, HIPAA understanding, health insurance and a criminal background
check and drug screening. You must be prepared to travel to your assigned
The medical assisting externship must be completed within one semester of MOA 147
and within one year of MOA 115 and MOA 144.
Documents to be Submitted for
Graduation petition dates are posted on campus and may be obtained from the
Admission and Registration office located in the College Center. Students are
responsible for obtaining the form and completing it.
A completed high school
transcript showing date of graduation or a GED certificate will be required
Students must achieve a
minimum grade of "C" in all prerequisite and required courses in order to
Health and Physical Form
Prior to the externship course, students will receive a health history and
physical examination form. This must be completed and signed by a licensed
physician. Students must prove proof of required immunizations.
Proof of health insurance is also required and included as part of the
CPR Healthcare Provider Card
All students must possess a valid CPR Healthcare Provider card prior to
externship assignments. MOA-155 Medical Assistant Externship and MOA-156 Medical
Assistant Seminar are courses including clinical assignments and related
Criminal Background Checks
In order to comply with certain state statutes and/or clinical affiliation
agreements, students will be asked to complete a criminal background check.
Application forms for criminal background checks may be obtained through the
Career Programs Subdivision Office, B150, and fees paid to the Cashier's Office.
For information on criminal background application procedures, please contact
the Career Programs Subdivision Office at (708) 974-5708.
Deadline dates for completion of
criminal background checks will be announced by Program Coordinators.
In order to comply with clinical affiliation requirements, students will be
asked to submit a sample for drug screening prior to the start of the
externship. Program Coordinators will provide students with the instructions on
how to complete the required drug screening.
At present, Moraine Valley Community College does not accept Medical
Assistant transfer credit.