School Year: 2020-2021
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend
This program is 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 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, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727-210-2350. www.caahep.org
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.
For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.
*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.
509-306 Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures 2 is the exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.
There are a number of support services available at Moraine Park Technical College for students to ensure successful program completion. Graduates of the Medical Assistant program at Moraine Park Technical College are satisfied with the education they receive and report a satisfaction rate of 100% over the past five years.
The Medical Assistant program at Moraine Park Technical College has a job placement rate of 93.75% for students admitted in 2016. Employers actively seek graduates of Moraine Park Technical College's Medical Assistant program and report a 97.65% satisfaction rate with graduates of the program over the past five years.
|501-107||Digital Literacy for Healthcare||2|
|509-101||Medical Assistant Administrative Procedures||2|
|509-102||Human Body in Health and Disease||3|
|509-303||Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures 1||2|
|509-304||Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures 1||4|
|501-108||Pharmacology for Allied Health||2|
|509-107||Medical Office Insurance and Finance||2|
|509-109||Medical Law, Ethics and Professionalism||2|
|509-305||Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures 2||2|
|509-306||Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures 2||3|
|509-310||Medical Assistant Practicum||3|
|801-136||English Composition 1||3|
|Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements||35|