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 Medical Assisting Program

Christine Dzoga
Program Director

Medical Assisting - Health Science Open House at Malcolm X College ​

Session One: May 11, 2021 (11:00 am)                
Zoom Video Access Link:​ (Meeting Id: 337 131 8210)         
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,3371318210# US (Chicago),          
+13017158592,,3371318210# US (Washington DC)               

To Apply to Program:

  • Complete program prerequisite courses.   
  • Submit official college transcripts.  
  • Apply to Program in Student Portal [] 
  • Interview 

To Learn More About Program and Admissions:


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. 

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.                         



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).                       


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), the percentage for RMA exam passage for the 2018 graduates is 84%.  

The Medical Assisting Certificate program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).                 

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs                  

25400 US Hwy 19 N., Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763                 

Phone: 727-210-2350​                 


Admissions Requirements 

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

  • 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 ( )

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


Medical Assisting

Faculty & Staff

Name  Phone Email   Office
Christine Dzoga, Program Director (312) 850-7207 2401D
Peter Asemota  2nd Floor East Hotel
Roaf Ishak  2nd Floor East Hotel
Jim Rocco, ADD Clinical Coordinator  (312) 850-7260  2nd Floor East Hotel
Veronica Garcia 2nd Floor East Hotel
Yessica Rodriguez 2nd Floor East Hotel
Marion Odom ​2nd Floor East Hotel​
Vivian Elam ​​ ​2nd Floor East Hotel​
​Gabriel​ Reyes ​​ ​2nd Floor East Hotel​

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Chicago , IL 60612
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