Fox College - Bedford Park, IL
Medical Assisting

Skilled. Helping. Caring. 

If you enjoy caring for others, being a Medical Assistant can be an incredibly rewarding career. The Fox College Medical Assisting program is known for training Medical Assistants who are well prepared, with solid clinical and administrative skills. With Fox College's 12 month Medical Assisting Associate of Applied Science Degree program, you will:

  • Learn clinical procedures like performing injections, administering medications and running medical lab tests
  • Understand administrative procedures, like filing medical records, managing and scheduling patients, and maintaining medical records using office systems
  • Have access to the equipment found in hospitals and physicians' offices
  • Get plenty of one-on-one access to faculty who want you to succeed
  • Complete an 8-week externship
  • Be eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam that is offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants and the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) examination offered by American Medical Technologists (AMT)

We encourage you to visit us and learn why our Medical Assisting graduates Finish First!  



Fox College Medical Assisting graduates receive hands-on training in simulated medical laboratory classroom. This lab is equipped with the same types of medical equipment used in physicians' offices. 

You will spend the majority of your time taking classes that are directly related to a medical assisting career, enabling you to complete the accelerated program in 12 months. 

As part of the program, you will spend 8 weeks in an externship. Designed to let students practice what they've learned, you can make valuable industry contacts. Many students are hired directly by their externship employers!

The Medical Assisting program is currently accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools ( Graduates of the Medical Assisting program are elgible to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam that is offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants and the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) examination offered by American Medical Technologists (AMT). 

In Fox College's 12 month Medical Assisting degree program, you will learn to:

  • Take and record vital signs
  • Collect and prepare lab specimens
  • Perform a variety of lab tests
  • Give injections
  • Perform venipuncture
  • Understand and apply aseptic techniques
  • Operate basic medical equipment
  • Assist the physician during an exam
  • Manage and update medical records
  • Process insurance forms

Graduates are eligible to enhance their resumes by taking the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification exams.  



The Medical Assisting curriculum is designed to give you plenty of hands-on clinical training throughout the 12 month program. Courses build on one another and culminate in an 8 week externship so you can practice what you've learned.  

To read our course descriptions, download our school catalog



  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical Laboratory Procedures
  • Medical Administrative Procedures 
  • Business & Ethics in Healthcare
  • Clinical Procedures 
  • Medical Office Systems
  • Medical Externship


The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects demand for medical assistants to grow 18 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations1. Primary care physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients. 

As part of our commitment to helping you find a job after graduation, Fox College career services assistance will help you find the right job!


Fox College graduates work in:

  • Private medical offices
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics


As long as you stay enrolled full-time at Fox College, tuition rates will be frozen and will never go up from year to year. There are a variety of financial aid programs available for those who qualify. 

Associate of Applied Science Degree Program
TUITION/ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022)
Tuition Per Semester
Application Fee
Tuition Deposit**
Confirmation Deposit**
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program)
Lab Fees Semesters 1-3
* Associate Degree Program is 3 Semesters
** Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.