Medical Assistant Training Program

With career-focused programs offered through either traditional campus-based or online courses, Dawn Career Institute can provide you with the skills and experience you need to start a new career in the healthcare and wellness fields. For more than 30 years, we've helped committed students located in the tri-state community and across the country, on the road to a successful future.

In today's economy, there are plenty of opportunities for people with the right skills. Join the DCI family, and let us help you achieve your goals!

Our mission says it all

Dedication. Compassion. Inspiration.

Given today's competitive environment, gaining an education has never been more important. In fact, it's critical. At DCI we realize the decision of where to get an education is one of the most important you'll ever make, and we take this responsibility very seriously. The DCI experience is centered on providing an environment that enables you to thrive in the pursuit of your personal and career goals.

We have a single focus: You!

So what does this mean to you? This means that from your initial contact, you'll have the entire Dawn team helping you every step of the way! Admissions and Financial Aid personnel will walk you through the enrollment process and can help you understand what educational funding may be available to students who qualify. You'll be taught by dedicated, qualified instructors who have actually worked in the field – so you benefit from their real-world knowledge. You'll gain hands-on experience in facilities that are industry-modeled, which means you'll be working on the same equipment you'll find on your first day on the job. But we know success isn't gained simply through time in the classroom and labs. At DCI you'll build relationships with your instructors and your Career Services representative, who will assist you with career development, interviewing skills and job placement.

Flexibility to fit your schedule

At DCI, we understand you have work and family commitments. That's why we offer flexible class schedules in the morning, evening and even online and blended campus/online programs to fit your busy lifestyle.

Campus Program

Our Medical Assistant program includes the technical knowledge needed in areas such as vital signs, electrocardiography, laboratory techniques, billing/coding and medical office procedures. Equally important, we train on the "soft skills" that employers are seeking, such as interpersonal skills, goal setting, customer relations and stress management.

As a medical assistant, you'll perform duties including clinical and administrative tasks that help medical offices run smoothly:

  • Prepare exam rooms for patients
  • Prepare patients for treatment
  • Measure and record vital signs
  • Assist physicians with minor procedures
  • Collect patient specimens for testing
  • Chart patient medical histories
  • Ensure patient comfort

Campus Location

  • Wilmington, DE

Online Medical Assistant Program

Our Medical Assistant program includes the technical knowledge needed in areas such as medical office procedures and laboratory techniques such as EKG's, vital signs, phlebotomy, patient data collection and insurance claims processing. Equally important, we train on the "soft skills" that employers are seeking, such as interpersonal skills, goal-setting, customer relations and stress management. While this is an online program, you'll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience by traveling to a one-week "boot camp" at Capstone Education, a division of PCI, Inc. in Kansas City, Mo., where you'll participate in an intensive and challenging intellectual experience in the areas of skills demonstration, patient consultation, and medical office protocols.


Dawn Career Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. Accreditation is the student's best assurance that a school meets national standards of educational performance. Accreditation has become the most authoritative and reliable index of a school's concern for integrity toward its students and quality education.

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