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Medical Assisting Program

Christine Dzoga
Program Director
 
Healthcare


To Apply to Program:

  • Complete program prerequisite courses.  
  • View Gainful Employment Disclosure in Student Portal [my.ccc.edu] 
  • Submit official college transcripts.  
  • Apply to Program in Student Portal [my.ccc.edu] 
  • Interview 


           

To Learn More About Program and Admissions:
      

Mission                                      

The mission of the Malcolm X College Medical Assisting Program is to prepare graduates to function as integral members of the healthcare team. To accomplish this mission, the program is designed to provide the necessary professional skills, progressive maturity, and the intellectual, social, and emotional values necessary to make them a trustworthy member of the healthcare team                                  

This is accomplished by                                          

  • Providing a balanced curriculum composed of general and technical studies toward completion of an Advanced Certificate in Medical Assisting 
  • Preparing graduates as entry-level Medical Assistants who will validate their abilities to the medical community through a supervised non-compensatory Practicum based on the entry-level competencies stated in the Standards and Guidelines for Accredited Educational Programs for Medical Assistants. 
  • Preparing graduates to successfully complete the Registered Medical Assistant examination and seek continuing education thereafter to remain current and certified in the field of medical assisting. 
  • Preparing graduates to demonstrate professionalism by accepting their responsibilities and performing as a medical assistant within the scope of their training from Malcolm X College. 
  • Preparing graduates as they work with and under the direction of physicians to provide quality care services. 
  • Prepare graduates who demonstrate a spirit of volunteerism and community service by participating in extra professional activities which have the purpose of improving the health, knowledge, and well-being of the community in which they reside. 



Program Goals   

The educational goals of the Medical Assisting Program at Malcolm X College are founded upon the learning domains established by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and those adopted by the American Association of Medical Assistants. The educational goals also include the Medical Assisting Program educating students enabling them to graduate as professional practitioners proficient in all entry-level competencies. The curriculum is designed to instruct and assess students in the achievement of cognitive, psychomotor and affective domain learning objectives as established by the Medical Assisting Evaluation Review Board (MAERB) in order to meet the educational goals.                              

The educational goals also include the Medical Assisting Program assessing the needs of the local community through the local advisory board and other various avenues and providing an educational program for Medical Assistants to meet their needs and respond to changes giving graduates the best possible opportunity for local employment.                                         

Specifically, the minimum expectation is to “prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and effective (behavior) learning domains.”                      

  • Psychomotor skills are to be demonstrated and assessed through instructor demonstration, open lab time, practice and “check-offs. Each psychomotor skill must be performed competently at entry level. Graduates must be able to perform all skills at entry level.                          
  • Affective skills are to be demonstrated and assessed through presentations, written, verbal or non-verbal means at entry level. Graduates must demonstrate all effective skills at entry level.              
  • Cognitive knowledge is demonstrated and assessed by quizzes, assignments, projects, games, internet research, papers and written exams utilizing the grading scale established by the Medical Assisting program. Cognitive knowledge must be applied to practice and is assessed by written means within the program and by taking the RMA examination upon completion of the program.                               


          

Curriculum Design 

Full-time Medical Assisting courses run for three consecutive semesters beginning each Fall. Part-time Medical Assisting courses run for four consecutive semesters beginning each Spring.   

          

Certification 

The Medical Assisting Program prepares students to become Registered Medical Assistants (RMA) and Registered Phlebotomy Technicians (RPT). Certification is granted by the American Medical Technologists (AMT).   

The Medical Assisting Program at Malcolm X College has a site visit scheduled for pursuing initial accreditation by CAAHEP. This step in the process is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.          

      

Admissions Requirements 

The Medical Assisting program is a selective enrollment program. Prior to completing the application please review the program requirements listed below.                          

  • Review Gainful Employment document through Student Portal [my.ccc.edu] 
  • Eligible for English 101 
  • Eligible for Math 118 or higher  
  • Submit official college transcripts from all accredited colleges attended outside of City Colleges of Chicago to Malcolm X College Office of Registrar Services 
  • Interview with Program Director 


Submitting Application within Student Portal (my.ccc.edu )

  • Under “My Academic Plan” 
  • Within “Academic Planning” 
  • Click “Selective Application”

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Programs

Medical Assisting
 

Faculty & Staff

Name  Phone Email   Office
Christine Dzoga, Program Director (312) 850-7207 cdzoga@ccc.edu 2401D
Peter Asemota     pasemota@ccc.edu  2nd Floor East Hotel
Roaf Ishak   rishak@ccc.edu  2nd Floor East Hotel
Jim Rocco, ADD Clinical Coordinator  (312) 850-7260 jrocco1@ccc.edu  2nd Floor East Hotel
Veronica Garcia   vgarcia271@ccc.edu 2nd Floor East Hotel
Yessica Rodriguez   yrodriguez161@ccc.edu 2nd Floor East Hotel
Marion Odom modom7@ccc.edu ​2nd Floor East Hotel​
Vivian Elam ​velam1@ccc.edu​ ​2nd Floor East Hotel​
​Gabriel​ Reyes ​greyes63@ccc.edu​ ​2nd Floor East Hotel​

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Chicago, IL 60612
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