Medical Assistant

Technical Diploma

The Medical Assistant program prepares individuals to assist physicians in their offices or other medical settings. Medical assistants perform a wide range of duties. The medical assistant is responsible for medical and surgical asepsis, taking vital signs, assisting the physician with examinations and surgery, administering ECGs and administering medications. The business/administrative duties include patient reception, appointment making, record keeping, filing, bookkeeping, insurance handling, typing medical correspondence and transcription and microcomputer applications. Laboratory functions include specimen collection, performance of basic laboratory tests and microscopic work. Graduates find jobs as medical assistants, secretaries, medical laboratory assistants, phlebotomists, receptionists, medical insurance clerks, and electrocardiogram technicians. The Northcentral Technical College 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). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727-210-2350 www.caahep.org. Courses vary depending on program start date; students may complete prerequisite courses prior to program start in accordance with pre/co-requisites listed. In addition to the required prerequisites and pre/corequisites the following are other requirements for the Medical Assistant Practicum: successful completion and good standing in all other program courses, 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 (www.caahep.org) 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 www.caahep.org.

2014 Graduation and Employment Reporting

Criteria Threshold Result
Retention >=60% 78.38%
Placement >=60% 80.77%
Grad Part >=30% 53.85%
Grad Sat >=80% 92.86%
Emp Part >=30% 50.00%
Emp Sat >=80% 100.00%
Exam Part >=30% 83.33%
Exam Pass >=60% 100.00%
# Grads
(from admissions cohort)
N/A 26

Additional program 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.

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 www.ntc.edu/transfer for a complete listing of transfer opportunities for this program.

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For more information on this program, contact admissions at 715.675.3331 or email admissions@ntc.edu.

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