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Cathy Pocernich

Medical Administrative Specialist and
Medical Office Specialist Instructor

Contact Information

2100 Beaser Avenue
Ashland, WI 54806

Email Cathy
800.243.9482 ext. 3179


B.A., Northland College, Ashland, Wis.
B.S., Northland College, Ashland, Wis.
M.Ed, University of Minnesota Duluth


Cathy Pocernich is an instructor in the Business Department and the Medical Administrative Specialist program advisor at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College's Ashland campus. She is also the certificate advisor for the Medical Claims Examiner/Billing Specialist, Medical Transcription, MS Office, and Web Design certificates.

In addition to her teaching experience, which also includes teaching a year in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Cathy brings more than 10 years of real-world experiences into her classrooms, through her wide range of business experiences including insurance, medical, bookkeeping, secretarial and office positions. She also enjoys working with the students in the classroom, along with keeping up with new courses and the changes in technology.

Cathy lives outside of Ashland with her husband Dennis. They both share a love of animals and have eight horses, seven cats, and a dog.

Cathy Pocernich, WITC Ashland Medical Administrative Specialist Instructor


My philosophy of education places student learning above all else. My primary focus in teaching is to actively engage students in the learning process in a student-centered learning environment. Teaching is a process of enabling students to teach themselves, thus becoming active participants in their own education and being partners in the learning process. I believe that students learn best through an interactive teaching style that demands their participation and challenges their abilities by designing hands-on experiences that relate to real life problems and situations of interest." Cathy Pocernich