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Getting Started

It is recommended that students meet with an advisor to create a plan. New cohorts begin in the fall (daytime) and spring (evening). Interested students may take HIT 111, HIT 119, PBT 110 and PBT 115 prior to taking MOA 111. Preference will be given to residents of Community College District 532 (including community colleges with which CLC has a Joint Educational Agreement). Students who live outside of CLC's district but are eligible for in-district tuition because they are employed by a district employer are NOT considered residents of the district for purposes of selection into the program.

Upon completion of program entrance requirements, students can enroll in MOA 111 on a first come first serve basis.

Program Entrance Requirements

  1. Attend a mandatory Medical Assisting Information Session within 2 years of enrollment.
  2. Apply to the college.
  3. Submit transcripts to Admissions and Recruitment at Grayslake campus: high school or equivalent, any college courses (completed or degree). Complete credential evaluation form for college transcript - available in Admissions and Recruitment.
  4. Demonstrate College Reading and Writing Readiness and Basic Algebra Readiness (described in catalog or seek advisor assistance).
  5. Meet Prerequisites: BIO 111 or BIO 244 and BIO 245 or equivalent transfer course with a grade of 'C' or higher.
  6. Must be at least 18 years old by start of program.

Students must earn a minimum grade of 'C' in all required MOA, HIT, PBT, and BIO courses to continue in and graduate from any of the certificate or degree programs (including the Healthcare Office Assistant). In addition, students must maintain a CLC GPA of 2.0 or higher. To complete an A.A.S., students must meet the General Requirements and students should select General Education electives from those listed in the catalog. All course prerequisites must be met.

Review the Medical Assisting Program Information Booklet (PDF) for additional details.

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