The Fox Valley Technical College Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) [www.caahep.org](www.caahep.org), on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; 727-210-2350.
There is an estimated wait time of up to one year AFTER your admit term to enter occupational specific courses. While waiting to start occupational specific courses, you may choose to take general education and elective courses required for your degree or diploma program.
You must have approved documentation of required immunizations and TB testing prior to enrollment in the internship.
You will be required to complete a criminal background check prior to any internship or clinical experience. Criminal activity reported will be communicated to healthcare agencies which provide student clinical and internship opportunities. Healthcare agencies have the legal right to deny a clinical or internship experience based on crimes committed. Completion of your program cannot be guaranteed if your criminal history precludes you from completing any clinical or internship experience.
The practicum or internship is a supervised **unpaid** clinical experience.