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Program of Study: Medical Assisting

Academic Division: Biological & Health Sciences

Admission Requirements

Medical Assisting

Interested students may take BIO 111, HIT 111, HIT 119, MOA 112, MOA 115, PBT 110 and PBT 115 prior to being admitted to the program. However, the number of students that can be admitted to MOA 111, 112, 115, 211, and 212 each year is limited.

Therefore, a screening procedure is used to select the academically best qualified from those who request consideration. 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.

Students who are selected for the program are required to undergo a background check and a urine drug screen. The results of the background check and drug screen may result in the student losing their seat in the program. The costs are borne by the student.

  1. Attend a Medical Assisting Information Session.
    For times and dates of the information sessions, please see the web site or call the Biological and Health Sciences division office at (847) 543-2042.
  2. Submit the following records to the Admission and Records Office:

    • Application for admission to the College.
    • Official transcript/test results (sent to the Admission and Records Office directly from the appropriate institution):

      • Your record from the last high school you attended. Your date of graduation must appear on the transcript. If you did not or will not graduate from high school, you must submit your official GED test results.

      • Your college or university (must be regionally accredited) record documenting completion of an Associate Degree or Bachelor's Degree. The transcript must indicate which degree you were awarded and the date.
    • Official transcripts (sent directly to CLC from the appropriate institution) from any previous College(s) (must be regionally accredited) showing course work relevant to the Medical Assisting Program selection criteria.
    • Results of the NLN Entrance Test.
    • Current Medical Assisting Request for Screening form.
  3. Minimum Selection Criteria:
    Your official transcripts and records must show that you satisfy all of the following criteria:

    • High School graduate or equivalent
    • Language proficiency and basic algebra readiness
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above for any credit courses completed at CLC
    • Completion of the NLN Entrance Test.

Note: Applicants may take the NLN test only twice per screening year. Scores for the NLN test will only be accepted if the test dates are at least six months apart. If tests are not taken within the scheduled guidelines, only the first score will be considered for screening. Test scores taken more than 3 years prior to the screening deadline will not be considered.

View the most current NLN Schedule.

Screening Deadlines:

The screening deadline starting in the 2012-2013 catalog is the first Wednesday in May (for Fall admittance into the day cohort) and the last Wednesday in October (for Spring admittance into the evening cohort).


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