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Medical Assistant

The Heartland Community College Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

CAAHEP, 9355 - 113th St. N. #7709, Seminole, FL 33775, (727) 210-2350

The exam passage rate for the 2020 graduates is 100%.

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.

  • 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

    Please note:  Beginning October 4, 2021, some information meetings will be held in person on the Normal campus and some will be held virtually via Zoom.  Please look carefully at the meeting(s) that you are interested in.

    Monday, October 4, 2021

    5 pm

    Nursing Program

    Room ICB 1809

    Monday, October 4, 2021

    5 pm

    Work Ready Programs

    Room ICB 1706

    Monday, October 4, 2021

    5 pm

    EMT/Paramedic Programs

    Room NRC 1008

    Wednesday, October 6, 2021

    5 pm

    Radiography Program

    Room ICB 1813

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    5 pm

    Medical Assistant Program

    Room ICB 1806

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    5 pm

    Physical Therapist Assistant Program

    Via Zoom.  Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for this Physical Therapist Assistant 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 twilson@mcleancountyems.org

    Medical Assistant - Please contact Martha Stearns at martha.stearns@heartland.edu

    Nursing - Please watch this brief informational video. Then contact Jennifer O'Connor at jennifer.oconnor@heartland.edu

    Physical Therapist Assistant - Please contact Daryl Menke at daryl.menke@heartland.edu

    Radiography - Please contact Jo Gramley at joan.gramley@heartland.edu

    Work Ready Programs* - Please contact Kelly Pyle at kelly.pyle@heartland.edu

    * Work Ready Programs currently consist of Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assistant, Phlebotomy, Veterinary Assistant, and Recovery Support Specialist.

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
Email: 
Martha.Stearns@heartland.edu

Amanda Garard

Coordinator of Admissions
Office:  CCB 1014
Phone: 309-268-8058
Email: 
Amanda.Garard@heartland.edu