Technical Diploma│1 Year│35 Credits│Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend│Eligible for Financial Aid
Prepare for a rewarding career in health care and join one of the fastest-growing fields in less than one year with Moraine Park Technical College’s Medical Assistant program.
Prepare to make a difference in the lives of others, and act as one of the first points of contact for patients in medical offices with a career as a medical assistant. In Moraine Park’s Medical Assistant program, students learn how to assist physicians in a variety of clinical and administrative tasks, such as greeting patients, scheduling appointments, updating patient medical records, and coding and billing. The medical assistant profession is one of the fastest growing occupations in the U.S.
Graduates of the Medical Assistant program are eligible to write the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and/or the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam by the American Medical Technologists (AMT).
The program is comprised of a progressive career ladder transitioning from a certificate (Administrative Medical Assistant) –> technical diploma (Medical Assistant) –> associate degree (Medical Office Management).
The Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
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What You’ll Learn
In Moraine Park’s Medical Assistant courses, students learn how to record medical histories, obtain vital signs, prepare patients for examination, collect and prepare laboratory specimens, perform CLIA-waived laboratory tests, and instruct patients about medications or special diets. As graduates, these clinical tasks are performed under the supervision of a physician and vary according to state law. Moraine Park expects to prepare medical assistants who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.
Potential careers include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Medical Assistant
- Referral Specialist/Scheduler
- Lab Assistant
- Health Information Associate
- Patient Care Technician
- Patient Services Assistant
- Business Office Specialist
Earn a certificate, a technical diploma and an associate degree along this pathway:
Start with some courses for entry-level employment, and continue with additional courses for higher wages and job advancement.
Moraine Park’s admissions starts with the online application. The admissions steps and financial aid process can take 4-5 weeks for some programs, so plan ahead.
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This program also requires:
- Health Requirements
- Criminal Background Check
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The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors such as total credits required, textbooks and the financial aid you receive. Some programs have additional costs such as uniforms, technology and equipment.
Please refer to the Tuition & Fee Information for enrollment fee information.
Additional Program Costs
Students must purchase the required scrubs for this program. The approximate cost is $66.
Cost of Attendance
Cost of attendance (sometimes referred to as the “sticker price”) is the maximum amount of money it costs to attend college for one year and is used to determine your financial aid offering.
While attending Moraine Park during the 2023-24 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,375 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $4,052 (if living with parents, $9,614 if living on your own), books and supplies of $2,061, personal expenses of $2,245, and transportation of $2,007 for a total of $15,161. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.
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State Licensure Disclosure:
Moraine Park’s Medical Assistant program prepares students to obtain the educational requirements for licensure to be employed/practice in the state of Wisconsin. No determination has been made if the curriculum matches the educational requirements for preparation, examinations, or licensure for other states. Visit the Accreditation page for more details about accreditation.
American Association of Medical Assistants, American Medical Technologist
509-306 Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures 2 is the exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.
- Moraine Park offers many resources to students so they can successfully complete the Medical Assistant Program. In 2021, 87% of students admitted to the program were able to successfully earn their technical diploma. 100% of program graduates reported satisfaction with the program.
- Employers actively seek graduates of Moraine Park’s Medical Assistant Program and report 100% job satisfaction rate with 2021 program graduates.
- In 2021, 87.5% of Moraine Park Medical Assistant Program Graduates passed their certification exam to receive credentials as either a Certified Medical Assistant or a Registered Medical Assistant.
- In 2020, 84% of Moraine Park Medical Assistant Graduates were able to secure a job.
High school dual credit provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school, without leaving their high school classroom. The courses are taught by certified high school instructors using technical college curriculum, grading policies and textbooks.
Has previous life experience already helped you build knowledge and skills applicable to your studies? Applying previously earned credits to a program of study can save you both time spent in the classroom and money spent on tuition and fees.
Transferring here is easy! You can transfer in prior college work by submitting official college transcripts or get a free transcript review.
Financial Aid is provided to aid eligible associate degree and technical diploma programs with 28 credits or more. Processing can take 4-6 weeks after a student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received.
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