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 Medical Assisting Program

Christine Dzoga
Program Director

Full-time application will open January 3, 2024 and close May 31, 2024.


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 “To prepare medical assistants who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.”                                                                                                       

  • 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.                              

Program Schedule                     

 The program offers Full-Time and Part-Time scheduling options.                                                           
  • Day and evening courses offered 
  • Two locations: Main campus located 1900 W. Jackson Blvd and West Side Learning Center 4624 W. Madison St                                     


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 2020 graduates is 83.67%.                                                           


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                                                                             

9355-113th St N, #7709                                                          

Seminole, FL 33775                                                                    

Phone: 727-210-2350​                                                                             

Medical Assisting Evaluation Review Board  ​​                                                        
2020 N. California Ave # 213 Suite 7                                                              
Chiacgo, IL 60647                                                       

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
Yessica Rodriguez, Assistant Director  (312) 850-7183 2401-102
Vacant               (312 850-7260
2nd Floor East Hotel
Gabriel Reyes, Lab Coordinator  (312) 850-7368  2nd Floor East Hotel
Veronica Garcia 2nd Floor East Hotel
Peter Asemota 2nd Floor East Hotel
Marion Odom ​2nd Floor East Hotel​
Vivian Elam ​​ ​2nd Floor East Hotel​
​Amanda Tabb ​​ ​2nd Floor East Hotel​
Nina Calloway                                                                              2nd Floor East Hotel​  
Geradline Pate                                                                                    2nd Floor East Hotel​                                                     

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Contact Information

(312) 850-7207
1900 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago , IL 60612
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Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


8-Week Classes Start March 11