32-credit Technical Diploma
Program Code 31-509-1
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.
How Long It Will Take
Depending on course load, full-time students could complete this program in one year.
You can begin this program in the fall semester.
How This Program Is Offered
This is offered on campus in a traditional classroom/lab setting. Some hybrid/online courses are available.
What Makes This Program Unique
- Upon graduation, be prepared to take the certification exam through the American Association of Medical Assistants to become a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA).
- WCTC's 2016 CMA (AAMA) exam pass rate is 100 percent.
For the courses you’ll take, semester sequence, pathways and course descriptions, view the program catalog page. Please note, you will need to complete a background check in order to begin core courses.
You may have the opportunity to obtain credit for the college-level skills and knowledge you've already acquired. Learn more about credit for prior learning.
How To Apply
- Apply online and pay the $30 application fee.
- Submit official high school transcript.
- Complete placement assessment.
Deadlines To Know*
Fall 2020 Start
- Submit application by March 2, 2020
- Complete checklist items by March 16, 2020
Spring 2021 Start
- This program cannot be started in spring.
* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.
Financial Aid Eligibility
As a program student, you are eligible to receive:
- Financial aid loans
- Other forms of assistance
Learn more about financial aid.
The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive.
Learn more about tuition and fees.
$30,000 – $40,000 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.
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