Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant

Degree Type

32-credit Technical Diploma

Program Code


Time to Degree

1 year

Start Date

August / June

How You'll Learn




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.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2022 Start

  • Submit application by May 16, 2022
  • Complete checklist items by June 13, 2022

Spring 2022 Start

  • This program cannot be started in spring.

Summer 2022 Start

  • Submit application by May 23, 2022
  • Complete checklist items by May 31, 2022

* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.

Tuition Costs

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. Explore current tuition and fees.

Additional Estimated Costs

  • Any computer or tablet
  • Scrubs/shoes: $75
  • Drug screen: $55
  • Immunizations: up to $850
  • BLS for the Healthcare Provider/First Aid: $125

How To Apply

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


Program Details

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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

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.

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

$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.

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

Please note that some clinical sites require compliance with various COVID-19 safety protocols and measures as a condition to placement. Required protocols and measures may include, but are not limited to, receipt of COVID-19 vaccination and/or testing for COVID-19. 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 Development Office.

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 2018 CMA (AAMA) Exam pass rate is 100 percent. The 2019 pass rate is also 100 percent.


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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