Admission Criteria

Candidates for admission to the Medical Assistant program must fulfill EICC admission and the following program admissions requirements to be considered for the program:

  1. Must be a graduate of an accredited high school or have a high school equivalency that is in conformity with the requirements of the Department of Education, State of Iowa.

  2. Demonstrate college-level readiness in English, according to EICC placement assessments.

    If applicable must have a test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) on file. Language proficiency for non-native speakers of English must be at a score of 500 or higher OR complete the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.5 – no sub score below 6.0. In addition, one must have a speaking 1:1 time with an ESL/ELA coordinator.

  3. Must have official college transcripts for any colleges previously attended received by an EICC Admissions Office prior to admission.

  4. Able to meet the following requirements of the Medical Assistant Program:

    1. Actively participate in a very rigorous academic program
    2. Remain calm in very stressful situations on a one-to-one basis
    3. Work with groups of people in stressful situations
    4. Ability to bend, squat, reach, kneel, carry, and lift
    5. Ability to be on his/her feet for six to twelve consecutive hours in the clinical area

  5. Once the above steps are completed, complete the Medical Assistant Program Admissions Application online.


Must be completed before externship:

  • Proof of current Healthcare CPR and First Aid certification (must be valid through externship)

  • Physical with current vaccinations

  • All course work on Medical Assistant Factsheet.