|31-509-1 Technical Diploma (one-year)
Campus: Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior
|Financial Aid Eligible
Versatile. Detail-oriented. Professional.
Medical assistants are multi-skilled health professionals specifically
educated to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical
duties. The practice of medical assisting directly influences the public's
health and well-being, and requires mastery of a complex body of knowledge and
specialized skills requiring both formal education and practical experience that
serve as standards for entry into the profession.
The Medical Assistant program prepares individuals to assist physicians in
their offices or other medical settings. Medical assistants, sometimes referred
to as clinical assistants, perform a wide range of duties. The medical assistant
is responsible for medical and surgical asepsis, taking vital signs, drawing
blood, giving injections, assisting the physician with examinations and surgery,
administering ECGs, and administering medications. The business/administrative
duties include patient reception, appointment making, record keeping, filing,
bookkeeping, insurance handling, typing medical correspondence and
transcription, and computer applications. Laboratory functions include specimen
collection, performance of basic laboratory tests, and microscopic work.
The minimum goal for the Medical Assistant program, as identified by the AAMA,
is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive
(knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
Career Pathway Options
Career Pathways connect progressive levels of coursework to
allow students to build upon their education. Each step in the pathway connects
with employment options and provides the opportunity for advancement to higher
levels. The Medical Assistant program includes the following pathway option:
- 30-509-2 Patient Services Specialist Technical Diploma
Students in this program must:
Students in this program must:
- Submit Background Check fee
- Have an acceptable Wisconsin Caregiver Background Check, National Criminal Background Check,
Minnesota Caregiver Background Check (if applicable), and another state, if applicable
- Pass a physical exam, have current immunizations, and demonstrate
negative status for tuberculosis (Tb)
- Possess current certification of First Aid and "CPR for Healthcare
Providers" or equivalent
- Review and sign Allied Health Division Confidentiality
- Attend a mandatory program orientation session
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Perform medical office administrative functions
- Provide patient care in accordance with regulations, policies, laws, and
- Perform medical laboratory procedures
- Demonstrate professionalism in a healthcare setting
- Demonstrate safety and emergency practices in a healthcare setting
Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant examination.
The estimated total program cost for the one-year Medical Assistant program
is $4,932 (does not include books, tools, supplies, or uniforms). This program is eligible for financial aid. View
more information on program and costs.
Accredited. Reputable. Nationally Recognized.
WITC's Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied
Health Education Programs (CAAHEP),
upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite, 158
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