Medical Assistant

To learn more, visit: https://www.morainepark.edu/academics/programs/medical-assistant/

Program Number: 31-509-1
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
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.

Transfer Opportunities

Earn credits at MPTC and transfer to a four-year college to earn your bachelor’s degree.

Visit the Transfer Opportunities page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.
 

Additional Information

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; 100% of 2018 graduates agree with this statement.
  • The Medical Assistant program at Moraine Park Technical College has a job placement rate of 96% for students who graduated in 2018. Employers actively seek graduates of Moraine Park Technical College's Medical Assistant program and report a 100% satisfaction rate with 2018 and 2019 program graduates.