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Medical Assistant

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:

Admission Requirements

Students in this program must:

Program-Specific Requirements

Students in this program must:

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant examination.

Program Costs

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 Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite, 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 727-210-2350