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Medical Assisting, Certificate of Achievement


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JJC Program Code: NU350

ICCB Program Code: NURS 0350

The Medical Assisting program is designed to prepare students to assist medical providers in a variety of duties.  Under the supervision of a licensed medical professional, duties may include preparing patients and assisting in examinations, performing tests, managing medical records, performing administrative tasks, using electronic medical records to enter orders, and educating and advocating for patients. The core curriculum covers a variety of subjects including medical practice, medical law and ethics, medical communications, professionalism, computer skills, medical records, insurance, medical office administration, patient preparation, and basic laboratory procedures and tests. Students are required to complete a supervised clinical externship at a medical facility.  At the completion of the program, graduates should have the necessary skills to seek entry-level employment as medical assistants.

 

Total Required Hours: 33 Semester Hours


Completion Guide


The following schedule is based on full-time enrollment.  Students planning to transfer to a senior institution should check with that institution for specific transfer requirements.

Graduation Requirements


Graduation Requirements

To be awarded an Associate degree at Joliet Junior College, each student must meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfy all admissions requirements.

2. Complete the courses required to earn the given degree. If the student is a transfer student with coursework taken elsewhere, he/she must complete a minimum of 60

credit hours of which 15 credit hours applicable to the degree are earned at JJC. Proficiency test, CLEP, and Advanced Placement does not meet this requirement.

3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

4. Discharge all financial obligations to the College and have no restrictions.

5. File an application for graduation. An application should be filed at the time of registration for the student’s anticipated last semester.

6. Have all official transcripts from other college/universities on file in the Graduation Office by the graduation filing date for evaluation of credit. A delay in the process

may result in a later graduation date.

 

To be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, Certificate of Completion, or Occupational Certificate at JJC, each student must meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfy all admission requirements.

2. Complete the courses required to earn the chosen certificate. Complete a minimum of 1-8 credit hours (Occupational Certificate),  4-29 credit hours (Certificate of Completion) or 30-50 credit hours (Certificate of Achievement). If the student is a transfer student with coursework taken elsewhere, he/she must complete a minimum of 25% of the total required credit hours applicable to the certificate at JJC. Proficiency test, CLEP, and Advanced Placement do not meet this requirement.

3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in the area of concentration.

4. Discharge all financial obligations to the college and have no restrictions.

5. File an application for graduation. An application should be filed at the time of registration for the student’s anticipated last semester.

6. Have all official transcripts from other college/universities on file in the Graduation Office by the graduation filing date for evaluation of credit. A delay in the process

may result in a later graduation date.

Contact Information


Department Chairperson Program Coordinator Program Advisor
Name: Audrey Finkel Name: Rudayna Jebara Name: Rudayna Jebara
E-mail: afinkel@jjc.edu E-mail: rjebara@jjc.edu E-mail: rjebara@jjc.edu
Phone: 815-280-2412 Phone: 815-280-2995 Phone: 815-280-2995

 

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