Medical Assistant

Program Number: 31-509-1
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.

About the 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

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.

 

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates
Approximate Costs
Program Outcomes
Career Opportunities
Admission Process
Additional Program Requirements
Transfer Opportunities
Additional Information
Approximate Costs
  • $136.50 per credit (resident)
  • $204.75 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.
Program Outcomes
  • Perform medical office administrative functions.
  • Provide patient care in accordance with regulations, policies, laws and patient rights.
  • Perform medical laboratory procedures.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in a healthcare setting.
  • Demonstrate safety and emergency practices in a healthcare setting.
Career Opportunities
  • Medical Assistant
  • Referral Specialist/Scheduler
  • Lab Assistant
  • Health Information Associate
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Patient Services Assistant
  • Business Office Specialist
Admission Process

Standard Admissions steps details

  • Health Requirements
  • Criminal Background Check

Additional Program Requirements
Students are required to complete a background check, health requirements, and certification for healthcare provider CPR. 509-310 Medical Assistant Practicum must be taken the last semester before graduation.
Transfer Opportunities
  1. Transfer in prior college work or get a free transcript review. Start here.
  2. Transfer a Moraine Park degree to earn a bachelor’s – learn more.
Additional Information

*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.

  • Students are prepared for the national medical assisting exams. The Medical Assistant program at Moraine Park Technical College has an exam pass rate of 91% for students who graduated in 2016.
  • 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.

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NumberTitleCrs
Semester 1
501-101Medical Terminology3
501-107Digital Literacy for Healthcare2
509-101Medical Assistant Administrative Procedures2
509-102Human Body in Health and Disease3
509-303Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures 12
509-304Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures 14
890-101College 1012
Total 18
 
Semester 2
501-108Pharmacology for Allied Health2
509-107Medical Office Insurance and Finance2
509-109Medical Law, Ethics and Professionalism2
509-305Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures 22
509-306Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures 23
509-310Medical Assistant Practicum3
801-136English Composition 13
Total 17
 
Total Credits35
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