The purpose of the Practicum is to provide students with a supervised clinical experience in order to apply the medical assistant skills they have learned. This experience will take place in local and regional clinics and will be supervised by employees of that clinic. The Medical Assistant program instructor will also supervise this experience. Students must complete 216 hours in their practicum experience.
Students will be assigned to work in clinics that have signed a contract with WITC for this experience and will work according to clinic expectations. This is a learning experience and students will not be paid for this work time.
All coursework, including CPR and a First Aid course must be completed prior to the Clinical Practicum.