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Medical Assistant

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Degree Type
32-credit Technical Diploma

Program Code

Time to Degree
1 year

Start Date
August / January / June

How You'll Learn

  • Hybrid
  • Daytime
  • Evening

Medical assistants’ work directly influences the public’s health and well-being. They perform administrative, laboratory and clinical duties in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors and other healthcare practitioners. In this program, learn to take health histories, measure vital signs, administer medications, perform electrocardiograms, conduct laboratory tests among other tasks.

Please note: Health programs require multiple vaccinations, including flu shots. Deadlines vary by program. To be eligible for testing and/or licensing in the state of Wisconsin, you may be required to obtain a social security number.

How To Apply

  • Apply online and pay the $30 application fee.
  • Submit a copy of one of the following to demonstrate your math skills:
    • High school GPA of 2.60 or above. Transcript must include completed coursework through the 11th grade.*
    • ACT, ACCUPLACER® or GED - 2014 Series (165 or higher).*
    • Prior college coursework may meet this requirement in whole or in part. Courses must be in the specific area(s), and you must have earned a grade of C or better (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in the courses.*
    • If none of the above apply, sign up for the ACCUPLACER® placement test.

*Unofficial copies of these documents can be sent to

Questions on the application process? Visit the Admissions page or contact an enrollment counselor.

Program Details

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Contact Us

Questions? We'd love to help! Connect with our Enrollment team by filling out our online form or by email at

Potential Careers

If you are a caring, compassionate problem solver, a career in medical assisting may be right for you. Medical assistants are an important part of the medical team, working closely with and taking direction from doctors and nurses. They are detail oriented and adaptable, and they possess solid communication skills.

  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Lab Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Patient Care Assistant
Technical Standards

The students enrolled in the Medical Assistant program should be able to meet the established technical standards identified below with or without reasonable accommodation. The technical standards for the Medical Assistant program are representative of those found in the Medical Assistant profession.

Review the Medical Assistant Technical Standards.

High School Eligibility

This program is open to qualified high school applicants. Learn more >

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Career Salaries

$21,400 – $42,000 annually

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

Financial Aid

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

Clinical Site Compliance

Please note that some clinical sites require compliance with various safety protocols and measures as a condition to placement. Students may individually address clinical placement requirements with Jenny Clausen, Clinical Placement Specialist.

Reasonable accommodations may be available for students with documented disabilities and/or sincerely held religious beliefs. Students seeking accommodation due to documented disability should contact the Student Accessibility Office. Students seeking accommodation due to a sincerely held religious belief should contact Jonathan Pedraza in the Student Life Office.

Review the background check overview.

What Makes This Program Unique

  1. Upon graduation, be prepared to take the certification exam through the American Association of Medical Assistants to become a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA).
  2. The CMA (AAMA) Exam passage rate for 2018-2022 is 98%.


This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Medical Assistant Education Review Board.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
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