As the demand for healthcare services continues to rise, medical assistants are needed to perform tasks in various clinical settings. The practice of medical assisting directly influences the public's health and well-being. In the Medical Assistant program, prepare for work in offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors and other healthcare practitioners by performing administrative, laboratory and clinical duties. Learn to take health histories, measure vital signs, administer medications, perform electrocardiograms and conduct laboratory tests. Career laddering can lead to roles of advanced responsibility such as office or clinic management. The Medical Assistant Program Goal is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
- Prepare for jobs such as certified medical assistant, lab assistant, medical assistant or patient care assistant.
- Incoming students may earn credit for prior learning for specific high school health courses.
- Upon graduation, be prepared to take the certification exam through the American Association of Medical Assistants to become a Certified Medical Assistant.
- The WCTC Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assistant Education Review Board (MAERB).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
- Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
- Three-year Avg. Salary for Full-time Related Employment: $29,422
Progam Code 31-509-1
In traditional option programs, students register for and take a set number of courses each semester, usually five or six. Classes are scheduled throughout the day, and sometimes at night or on weekends, and completed in a conventional manner - two semesters each year.
Generally, most courses are taken on campus in a traditional face-to-face classroom setting. Many students who opt for the traditional college option are those who recently completed high school and those who do not hold full-time jobs.
Completing degree and diploma programs in a traditional manner generally takes one to two years, depending on number of credits and type of program; other completion option programs may be structured differently.
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)
View course descriptions of all required courses
View course descriptions of all required courses
Pathway programs provide a progressive educational process. The pathway is structured so certificates can be taken one at a time, ladder into one another, and build toward longer-term credentials such as a technical diploma or associate degree. These additional skills then allow the student career advancement opportunities and higher earning potential.
Courses offered within a given pathway can be offered in more than one certificate; however, the specific course needs to be taken only once along the pathway as it leads to the diploma. For example: if a course is offered in the second certificate and also offered in the diploma, taking the course in the certificate eliminates the need to take it in the diploma.
Pathway courses shown in gray indicate a course that has been offered in a previous certificate listing.
Introduction to Health Careers (9 credits)
(All classes listed here for this certificate)
Medical Assistant (32 credits)
Credit Transfer Opportunities
WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.
High School Transfer Opportunities
WCTC Credits Awarded
Four Year College Transfer Opportunities
There are currently no college credit agreements for Medical Assistant. For more information, contact your academic advisor.
UW-System Credit Transfer
If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.
Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.
Meet your Instructors
- BS, Biomedical Science, Carroll University
- AAS, University of Wisconsin-Waukesha
- Technical Diploma, Medical Assistant -- Waukesha County Technical College
- Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Certification
- Certified Medical Assistant (CMA (AAMA))--American Association of Medical Assistants
- Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers - American Heart Association
"It is my passion and privilege to stimulate student curiosity and learning by infusing real-life experiences into the classroom, encourage personal and professional development through the implementation of critical life skills and lifelong learning principles, and support each student in achieving their career goal of becoming a competent healthcare professional."
- BSN, Alverno College
- MS, University of St. Francis
"Supporting student-centered education, I believe the role of the instructor is to guide students in their construction of knowledge and to assist their development of practical skills as they apply to their chosen field of interest."