Medical assistants are multi-skilled health professionals specifically educated to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties. The practice of medical assisting directly influences the public’s health and well-being and requires mastery of a complex body of knowledge and specialized skills requiring both formal education and practical experience that serve as standards for entry into the profession. Northcentral Technical College’s Medical Assistant Technical Diploma is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assistant Education Review Board (MAERB). CAAHEP, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, 727.210.2350. Potential occupations include: Medical Assistants, Medical Laboratory Assistants, Phlebotomists, Receptionists, Medical Insurance Clerks, Electrocardiogram Technicians. This program starts in the fall as a day program at the Wausau campus. Additionally, it is offered as a hybrid (partially online) weekend program at the Medford campus starting in the fall and the Antigo and Wausau campuses starting in the spring. Courses vary depending on program start date and it is strongly recommended students take some of the required courses ahead of time, if possible. For further information, please contact an Enrollment Advisor. In addition to the required prerequisites and pre/corequisites the following are other requirements to complete prior to the Medical Assistant Practicum: successful completion and good standing in all other program courses, approval of program faculty, compliance with Wisconsin Caregiver Law and completion of program health requirements. While acceptance to Northcentral Technical College will not be denied based on a criminal background, this program requires a background check for placement into clinical sites or field experiences. These checks could prevent students from completing all course requirements necessary for graduation, gaining licensure and finding employment. For more information about background checks, please visit www.ntc.edu/criminal-background.