Huntley High School
is Proud to Partner with
First Institute – Career Training for Success

Why Medical Assisting?

Huntley High School and First Institute of Crystal Lake, IL recently partnered to offer students an accelerated medical assisting program. A career as a medical assistant is a calling for some. Others join the field for professional stability and a rewarding work environment. First Institute’s Medical Assisting program gives you the chance to get started in this essential field without years of schooling!

This program prepares you for all of the following healthcare certification exams, allowing you to set yourself apart from the crowd and increase your potential employment opportunities: Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA), Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT), Certified Electrocardiogram Technician (CET).

The CCMA, CPT and CET certifications are through National Healthcareer Association (NHA).  Graduates are also eligible to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification through the American Medical Technologist (AMT).

Start your Medical Assisting Career!

First Institute is giving you credit for the work you have done in Huntley High School’s Medical Academy and letting you join an accelerated Medical Assisting program.  

Step 1: Take qualifying classes at Huntley High School. Option 1 is for students to take Medical Skills and Services AND Human Anatomy and Physiology. Option 2 is for students to take PLTW Human Body Systems.

Step 2: Graduate from Huntley High School.

Step 3: First Institute will give you credit for the work you have done in these classes and allow you entrance into their Medical Assisting program. These HHS classes will count toward some of the 12 classes required for the Medical Assisting program, allowing you to complete the program in a shorter amount of time. You can see more information about the First Institute program on their website.

For more information contact: Tricia Maxim (Director of Career Services) or Victoria Patterson (Academic and IDL Coordinator) at 815-459-3500. Or you may email [email protected] .