Medical assistants (MA) are healthcare professionals trained to work in a physician’s office/clinic both administratively and clinically. They are essential for the smooth workflow of the office. The MA program will work to develop skills including professionalism; scheduling: insurance and billing; assisting physicians with procedures, blood draws and specimen collection; preparing patients for examination; transmitting prescription refills as directed and providing direction and support for patient administration of medical therapies and medications.
Medical assistant is a growing profession that has the ability make a difference in medical offices, clinics, and medical and diagnostic laboratories where this role is very much in demand.
- Interact with patients every day
- Can be employed in a variety of roles
- Are ready for the workforce after just one year of training
There are many reasons to study at Heartland Community College.
- Student focused
- Dedicated instructors
- Small class sizes
- Supportive environment
As a selective admission program, the MA program enrollment is limited to 16 students per year. The decision for admission is based on achievement of minimum academic criteria, residency, and the quality of the applicant's credentials in relation to those of other applicants. Please see the following documents for additional information.
- Admission Information
- Applying for the MA Program
- Mission Statement and Program Outcomes
- Essential Functions
- Cost Sheet
- Student Drug Screen Policy
- Student Criminal Background Check Policy
- Advanced Placement, Experiential Learning, and Transfer Student Information
MA Application - PLEASE NOTE: Firefox is the suggested browser for completing the application document.
We strongly recommend you attend one of these informational sessions. All information meetings are held at the main campus in Normal, IL, unless otherwise noted.
Day Time Room
Beginning May 1, 2020, and until further notice, informational meetings will be held virtually utilizing ZOOM. Please continue to check this site for dates and additional information.
Monday, Apr. 12, 2021
Work Ready Programs
Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for this Work Ready meeting.
Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2021
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for this Physical Therapist Assistant meeting.
Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2021
Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for this Nursing meeting.
Thursday, Apr. 15, 2021
Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for this Radiography meeting.
Thursday, Apr. 15, 2021
Medical Assistant Program
Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for this Medical Assistant meeting.
To Be Determined
Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for this EMT/Paramedic meeting.
Please contact the following program coordinator and request the ZOOM link for the meeting that you would like to attend:
EMT/Paramedic - Please contact Travis Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical Assistant - Please contact Martha Stearns at email@example.com
Physical Therapist Assistant - Please contact Daryl Menke at firstname.lastname@example.org
Radiography - Please contact Jo Gramley at email@example.com
Work Ready Programs* - Please contact Kelly Pyle at firstname.lastname@example.org
* Work Ready Programs currently consist of Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assistant, Phlebotomy, Veterinary Assistant, and Recovery Support Specialist.