In order to be considered for the Medical Assistant program, students must provide the Admissions office with official documents showing completion of all requirements. These documents must show:
- Updated assessment scores. -AND/OR-
- A transcript or academic evaluation showing successful completion of course requirements (i.e. developmental coursework).
It is the student’s responsibility to:
- Monitor their progress towards meeting admissions requirements,
- Notify the Admissions office when requirements have been met, and
- Provide the Admissions office evidence of meeting the requirements.
Apply at Hawkeye
Complete Hawkeye's online admissions application to apply and be considered for the Medical Assistant program.
Request to have your transcripts sent to the Admissions office.
Required Assessment / Success Courses
Students must meet minimum score requirements and/or successfully complete the required college success courses in English, reading, and math with a "C" grade or higher at Hawkeye Community College or comparable courses at another accredited college. For appropriate college success course placement, work with your program advisor.
|Success Course *
||85 Elementary Algebra
||MAT-063 Elementary Algebra
||82 Sentence Skills
||ENG-061 College Preparatory Writing II
||RDG-040 College Preparatory Reading III
Applicants can take the ACT assessment or the ACCUPLACER assessment at Hawkeye. Pre-registration is required.
* Success course credits do not apply towards graduation or the diploma.
See the suggested sequence of study for a list of prerequisite courses.
Once all prerequisite coursework is completed, contact the Admissions office immediately.
Medical Assistant Program Acceptance
Applicants who meet all admission requirements in steps 1–3 will be accepted into the Medical Assistant program.
If the number of eligible students exceeds the number of available seats, students will be accepted in the following order:
- Completion date of all required prerequisite coursework.
- Eligibility date — Determined by either:
- The date the student registered for their final prerequisite course at Hawkeye OR
- The date the Admissions office received transcripts showing completion of prerequisite courses at another accredited institution.
- Grade Point Average — Determined by grades in prerequisite courses.
The Medical Assistant program is an evening program that begins each semester.
Changes are taking place within healthcare facilities nationally. These changes directly affect all health programs at Hawkeye Community College. The Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO), which accredits healthcare facilities across the country, enforced background screening September 2004 and has set requirements mandating that students in a healthcare field must now complete the same background check as hospital employees. As a Health student of Hawkeye Community College, you will be required to complete a criminal background check, sex offender, child abuse and dependent adult registry. The outcome could possibly affect your opportunities to participate in the clinical setting.
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