Program Description

The Medical Assistant Technical Diploma program prepares individuals to be multi-skilled health professionals specifically educated to assist healthcare clinicians in their offices or other ambulatory medical settings. Medical Assistants perform a wide range of administrative, clinical and laboratory duties. Administrative responsibilities may include patient reception, appointment scheduling, record keeping, filing, billing, transcription and electronic medical records documentation. Laboratory responsibilities may include specimen collection, performance of basic laboratory tests and microscopic analysis. Clinical responsibilities may include taking vital signs, assisting providers with examinations and surgery, medical and surgical asepsis, and administering ECGs and medications. The practice of medical assisting directly influences the public’s health and well-being and requires a mastery of a complex body of knowledge with specialized skills requiring formal education and practical experience that serve as standards for entry into the profession. Northcentral Technical College's Medical Assistant Technical Diploma program goal is to prepare competent, entry level Medical Assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains. The Medical Assistant Technical Diploma program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727.210.2350.

Approximate Cost

$6,380
Tuition: $5127 , Books: $1253

Starting Salary

$28,987
Average, based on the annual Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

Available

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Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau
100%
at Antigo
100%
at Medford
10-20 %
at Phillips
10-20 %
at Spencer
10-20 %
at Wittenberg
20-30 %
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Demonstrate safety and emergency practices in a healthcare setting
  • Demonstrate professionalism in a healthcare setting
  • Perform medical laboratory procedures
  • Provide patient care in accordance with regulations, policies, laws and patient rights
  • Perform medical office administrative functions

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Electrocardiogram Technician
  • Medical Insurance Clerk
  • Receptionist
  • Phlebotomist
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant
  • Medical Assistant

Courses

The Medical Assistant Technical Diploma is a 32 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 3.00
CULTURE OF HEALTHCARE 2.00
DIGITAL LITERACY FOR HEALTHCARE 2.00
MEDICAL ASST ADMIN PROCEDURES 2.00
HUMAN BODY IN HEALTH & DISEASE 3.00
MEDICAL ASST LAB PROCEDURES 1 2.00
MEDICAL ASST CLIN PROCEDURES 1 4.00

Second Term

PHARM FOR ALLIED HEALTH 2.00
MED ASST LAB PROCEDURES 2 2.00
MED ASST CLIN PROCEDURES 2 3.00
MED OFFICE INSURANCE & FINANCE 2.00
MEDICAL LAW, ETHICS & PROFESSIONALISM 2.00
MEDICAL ASSISTANT PRACTICUM 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Accreditation

The Northcentral Technical College Medical Assistant Technical Diploma is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program upon the recommendation of the Medical Assistant Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727.210.2354.

Criteria Threshold Result
Retention >=60% 100.00%
Placement >=60% 90.91%
Grad Part >=30% 54.55%
Grad Sat >=80% 100.00%
Emp Part >=30% 40.00%
Emp Sat >=80% 100.00%
Exam Part >=30% 86.36%
Exam Pass >=60% 100.00%
# Grads
(from admissions cohort)
N/A 22

 

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Additional Information

Program Delivery Options

Students enrolling in this program can choose between weekday, evening, and weekend (with online activities during the week) tracks. Please contact admissions to learn when these tracks are offered.

Functional Ability Criteria

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Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

Before you apply, you should know

This program requires a criminal background check. Acceptance to Northcentral Technical College will not be denied based on a criminal background, however, a check may be required for placement at clinical sites or field experiences.

Current CPR certification is required prior to clinical placement. Accepted certifications include Professional Rescuer & Healthcare Provider (ARC) or Healthcare Provider (AHA).

Fill out our application

The application can be submitted online and takes just a few minutes to complete. A $30.00 non-refundable application fee is required. Pay at the time you apply or bypass to pay in person within a week of applying.

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Then, submit one of the following

Documentation can be sent via email to admissions@ntc.edu, via mail, addressed to: Northcentral Technical College, ATTN: Admissions, 1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau, WI 54401, or delivered in person to any NTC campus.

  • High school transcript indicating a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. Contact the high school you attended if you do not have a copy of your transcript.
  • ACT composite score of 16 or above. Request an ACT College Report from ACT or contact the high school you graduated from if you do not have a copy on hand.
  • Accuplacer scores of 38 or above in math, 66 or above in reading, and 65 or above in sentence skills. If you did not take the Accuplacer at NTC, contact the college at which you took it to obtain a copy of your scores.
  • College transcript indicating a cumulative GPA of 2.5 over a minimum of 12 credits, earned at a single college.

If you do not meet any one of the above criteria, don’t worry, complete the application anyway and we will contact you to discuss your options.

What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.