Medical Assistant Technical Diploma | Northcentral Technical College

Medical Assistant

Technical Diploma

The Medical Assistant 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. In addition, 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, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727.210.2350.

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

$5,866 (Tuition: $4844, Books: $1022)

Average Starting Salary

$28,198 Annually, based on the 2015 NTC Graduate Employment Report.

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Northcentral Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment, admissions or its programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College’s nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Northcentral Technical College, 1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau, WI 54401. Phone: 715.803.1057

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.

The above video was created through a collaborative effort among Wisconsin Technical College System schools to promote the Medical Assistant Technical Diploma on a statewide level.

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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Submit your online application today at www.ntc.edu/apply

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

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