Medical Assistant

Technical Diploma

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 ( 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 a Career Coach. 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.

program at a Glance

Medical Assistant 32 Credit Technical Diploma

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

  • Wausau Fully Available
  • Antigo Fully Available
  • Medford Fully Available
  • Phillips Partially Available
  • Spencer Partially Available
  • Wittenberg Partially Available

Approximate Cost

$5,902 (Tuition: $4809, Books: $1093)

Average Starting Salary

$28,060 Annually, based on the 2014 NTC Graduate Employment Report.

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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

Potential Careers

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

Course List

To view the amount of credits or descriptions for the courses required within this program please view the course list.

Course List

Program 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, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, 727-210-2350

Additional program Information

CPR Requirement

Current CPR certification is required upon admission to this program. Accepted certifications include Professional Rescuer or Healthcare Provider.

Criminal Background Check

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.

Transfer Opportunities

Credits earned at NTC may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Visit for a complete listing of transfer opportunities for this program.

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