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Medical Assistant

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. 

Medical Assistants:

  • 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.

  • Affordable
  • 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.

MA Application - PLEASE NOTE:  Firefox is the suggested browser for completing the application document.

Please note - The following information meetings are scheduled for the Medical Assistant program.  All meetings are held on the Heartland Normal campus.  You do not need a reservation.

  • May 4, 2020 (Monday), 5:00 pm - This meeting will be conducted via a ZOOM meeting.  Please contact Martha Stearns at for the appropriate ZOOM link for this meeting.
  • July 13, 2020 (Monday), 5:00 pm - Room ICB 1704

Contact Medical Assistant

ICB 2825
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8740
Fax: 309-268-7958

Martha Stearns

Office: ICB 2800
Phone: 309-268-8766
Fax: 309-268-7958

Amanda Garard

Coordinator of Admissions
Office:  CCB 1014
Phone: 309-268-8058