Medical Assisting Program

Medical Assisting

Be a medical assistant in outpatient care.

As a medical assistant, you are the only allied health professional specifically trained to work in ambulatory settings (such as physician offices, clinics and group practices).

You are multi-skilled personnel capable of performing administrative and clinical procedures.

In the Medical Assisting Certificate & Program at Owens, you will be trained to take on delegated clinical and administrative duties within the supervising physicians’ scope of practice.

After you complete the program, you will be eligible to take a national certification exam and start your career as a credentialed medical assistant.

Where our Graduates Work

Our Medical Assisting Certificate program has a job placement rate average of 76% over the past five years.

Our graduates qualify for positions in:

  • Physician practices
  • Ambulatory Care Facilities
  • Specialty physician practices
  • Medical Insurance offices
  • Legal Organizations
  • Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Behavioral Health Facilities
  • Public and Private Educational Facilities

Program Details

The skills acquired through the Medical Assisting program ensure that you can perform a variety of technical healthcare functions including vital signs, injections, venipunctures, appointment scheduling and assisting with minor office procedures.

A career in medical assisting is continually changing and varies from office to office.

The Medical Assisting Certificate program prepares you to enter the workforce as qualified entry-level medical assistants in a variety of specialties.

NOTE: To be admitted to the Medical Assisting certificate or program, you must first apply to the College and then (after being admitted to Owens) apply to the Medical Assisting certificate or program.

The medical assisting portion of this program is in-person only.


The Certificate Program at the Toledo-area Campus of Owens Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program ( upon recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

2339 N. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 – 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775


Professional Organization

Medical Assisting students are members of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).
The Chair and full-time faculty of Medical Assisting are also members of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

American Association of Medical Assistants
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1575
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-899-1500 or 800-228-2262
FAX: 312-899-1259
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