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 Programs (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 and as a weekend program at the Antigo and Medford campuses. Courses vary depending on program start date. 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 or standing in all other program courses, approval of program faculty, compliance with Wisconsin Caregiver Law and completion of program health requirements.