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Become a Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Student

Medical Assistant

Turn your passion for helping others into a career you can be proud of.  Our Medical Assistant program provides you with a strong foundation in everything from clinical skills, to patient interaction and administrative duties.  With our hands-on, career driving curriculum, you’ll have the skills and confidence to apply your knowledge in any healthcare setting – right after graduation.  And you won’t have to wait long, because there is a huge shortage in qualified medical assistants and our graduates find jobs FAST!

Your Training At Highland Community College Will Prepare You To:

  • Scheduling and receiving patients
  • Prepare and maintain medical records
  • Performing first aid and CPR
  • Assisting physicians with examinations and performing minor procedures
  • Instructing patients about medication and special diets
  • Preparing and administering medications as directed by a physician
  • Performing EKG’s
  • Phlebotomy training

Why train at Highland?  We are the only Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and CAAHEP accredited medical assistant program in a 50 mile radius, our graduates are in-demand!



Highland Campus

2998 W. Pearl City Rd. Freeport, IL 61032


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