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Medical Assistant Program

Technical Diploma│1 Year│33 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.

Graduates are eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).
Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the MAERB.
Graduates are eligible to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam by the American Medical Technologists (AMT).

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 sit for 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).

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).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education programs
9355-113th St. N. #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

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

Median Salary for Recent Graduates: $36,357

Earn a certificate and a technical diploma along this pathway:

Start with some courses for entry-level employment, and continue with additional courses for higher wages and job advancement.

Course Requirements

Course requirements are subject to change. Visit our catalog for up-to-date information.

Course Highlights

  • Pharmacology for Allied Health
  • Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures
  • More

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.

View and begin standard admissions steps.

This program also requires:

  • Health Requirements
  • Criminal Background Check

If you have any questions or need help with the process, please contact us at  admissions@morainepark.edu OR 920-924-3200, TTY/VP:Use Relay VRS.

Estimated Costs

Estimated costs below are based on the 2023-2024 school year. These fees look at the cost to complete all classes. Costs, textbooks and supplies subject to change. For more details, see Cost of Attendance.

$6,254.50

Current tuition and fees

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Textbooks*

*Based on new books, rental, electronic, and used options may be available.

Tuition Costs

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.

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.

Certification Disclosure: 
Moraine Park’s Medical Assistant program prepares students to obtain the educational requirements necessary to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) examination offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification examination offered by the American Medical Technologists (AMT). Visit the Accreditation page for more details about accreditation.

Certifying Organizations:
American Association of Medical AssistantsAmerican Medical Technologists

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, 91.30% 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.

Program Student Handbook

Medical Office Programs Student Handbook

  • This program requires all students to train at off-site agencies – external to the College. As such, students must remain compliant with both the criminal background and healthcare requirements. Falling out of compliance may prevent students from progressing in or result in administrative removal from the program.
  • Health requirements are subject to change based on external agency requirements.
  • A full list of health requirements for this program is available from your academic advisor or by contacting the Student Health Record Representative at drhoads1@morainepark.edu.

Medical Assistant Student Voices

"I found the experience rewarding. All the classes I took were helpful, along with the amazing teachers!! The clinical and practicum we did were amazing and really prepared me for my role as an MA. I will forever be thankful for MPTC and the Medical Assistant program for all their help and amazing and well organized program!" - Gisselle Diaz

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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