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The Medical Assistant program at Madison College is designed to teach you to do the work of a physician's office employee, from general office procedures to elementary medical laboratory techniques and helping in the exam room. Training includes placement in a local office/clinic during the final semester.
If you have a genuine interest in medicine and in helping people, this could be a great fit for you.
Please note that after acceptance to this program, you will be required to complete a background check and provide documentation of current required-immunizations and current Healthcare Provider CPR certification. More information about these requirements will be provided at program orientation.
Wisconsin law requires background checks for persons who provide care for others or have access to people who receive care. This law applies to students in many School of Health Sciences programs. Please review the Caregiver Background Check information on the School of Health Sciences Forms and Policies.
Medical Assistant students can attend full-time. See full-time curriculum by expanding the Curriculum and Experience below. If you are interested in a part-time option, please contact Program Director, Rachel Otremba at 608.243.4193 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medical Assistant program classes are offered at our Madison Truax campus, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m
Earning your Medical Assistant Technical Diploma at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as a:
- Medical Assistant
- Claims Analyst
- Medical Records Clerk
- Medical Office Assistant
- Pharmacy Aide
- EKG Technician
With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as a:
- Laboratory Assistant
- Medical Office Manager
- Medical Transcriptionist
- Program Handbook (pdf)
The Madison Area Technical College Medical Assistant 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, CAAHEP, 9355 - 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775, 727.210.2350.In-Demand CareerMedical Assisting is one of the fastest-growing occupations in the United States
Curriculum and Experience
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2023-2024 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.
Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:
- Progress toward your specific requirements
- Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements
If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.First SemesterSecond Semester31-509-3082 credits31-509-3052 credits31-509-3063 credits31-509-3072 credits31-509-3092 credits31-509-3103 credits
Students need to complete the petition process to get into core-program classes for this program. Before submitting an application, it’s important to review the Petition Process webpage which also includes estimated wait times for each program.
- View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements
- There is no current estimated wait time between acceptance into pre-program and the start of core classes. The estimated time to enter the core-program is subject to change based on the variable number of students ready to petition each semester.
- Learn more about the Madison College experience and get help with the admissions process
Once you have been accepted in a pre-program status, your next step is to complete the Petition Requirements. See the Petition information in the next section.
Students are required to meet the current admission and petition requirements. Requirements are subject to change based on updates to accreditation requirements or Madison College program assessment data.
- View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements
After you have been admitted into a pre-program status, complete all of the Petition Requirements for your program. Login to your student account and run a Degree Progress Report to review the Petition Requirements and see which requirements you have completed and which need to be satisfied.
Requirements vary by program, and may include some or all of the following:
- Petition Workshop: This is done online and can be found in Blackboard after you have been admitted in a pre-program status
- Prerequisites (examples: Algebra, Geometry, Chemistry, Biology, English and Reading): This varies by program
- Course Requirements (examples: Anatomy and Physiology, Intro to Psychology, etc.): This varies by program
- Testing Requirement (examples: ACT, HESI, TEAS): This varies by program
You can view the Petition Requirements for this program using the links below.
After completing the petition requirements, students are then selected for entry into core-program courses through the Petition Process.
After completing the Medical Assistant program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:
- 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
Graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examination immediately after graduation.
In accordance with the policies of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB), Madison College submits data to measure outcomes for our program. Data is reported for 2020 cohort year on the 2022 MAERB Annual Report Form. Access to the full report is available upon request.
The medical assisting program at Madison Area Technical College (Madison, WI) has a retention rate of 85% for the admission cohort in 2020.
The medical assisting program at Madison Area Technical College (Madison, WI) has an exam pass rate of 87.5% for the graduates in 2020.
Graduate Report Summary Overview
2020 2021 2022 Number of Program Graduates 38 35 40 Number of Surveys Sent 38 35 40 Number of Surveys Returned 23 29 34 Percent of Surveys Returned Available for Employment 20 22 31 Percent Available for Employment 87.00% 78.60% 93.90% Not in Labor Market Percent Not in Labor Market 8.70% 21.40% 9.10% Available for Employment
2020 2021 2022 Graduates Employed 18 20 31 Percent of Graduates Employed 90.00% 90.90% 100.00% Employed in Related Occupation 16 18 29 Percent Employed in Related Occupation 88.90% 90.00% 93.50% Employed in Unrelated Occupation 2 2 2 Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 11.10% 10.00% 6.50% Employed - No Response 0 0 0 Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Seeking Employment 2 2 0 Percent Seeking Employment 10.00% 9.10% 0.00% Reaction To Training at Madison College
2020 2021 2022 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.7 3.8 3.5 Number of Satisfaction Responses 23 27 33 Very Satisfied (4) 17 23 20 Percent Very Satisfied 73.90% 85.20% 60.60% Satisfied (3) 6 3 12 Percent Satisfied 26.10% 11.10% 36.40% Unsatisfied (2) 0 1 0 Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 3.70% 0.00% Very Unsatisfed (1) 0 0 1 Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 3.00% Primary Reason for Attending Madison College
2020 2021 2022 Number of Primary Reason Responses 23 28 34 Preparation for Getting a Job 10 12 8 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 43.50% 42.90% 23.50% Career Change 8 7 19 Percent Career Change 34.80% 25.00% 55.90% Improvement of Existing Skills 1 2 1 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 4.30% 7.10% 2.90% Preparation for Further Education 2 5 5 Percent Preparation for Further Education 8.70% 17.90% 14.70% Personal Interest 2 2 1 Percent Personal Interest 8.70% 7.10% 2.90% Other 0 0 0 Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% When Employment was Obtained
2020 2021 2022 Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 18 20 31 Before Enrollment 3 0 3 Percent Before Enrollment 16.70% 0.00% 9.70% While Attending the College 0 1 12 Percent While Attending the College 0.00% 5.00% 38.70% After Training at the College 15 19 16 Percent After Training at the College 83.30% 95.00% 51.60% Location of Employment (related and unrelated)
2020 2021 2022 Number of Employment Location Responses 12 17 20 In College District 11 16 20 Percent In College District 91.70% 94.10% 100.00% In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 0 0 Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 0 Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Employer Location Unknown 1 1 0 Percent Location Unknown 8.30% 5.90% 0.00% Salary Trend Salary Trend 2020 2021 2022 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 10 13 17 Average Monthly Wage $3,009 $3,065 $3,222 Average Hourly Wage $17.50 $17.82 $18.74 Average Work Hours per Week 39.1 40.1 39.2 Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 5 4 9 Average Hourly Wage $16.78 $18.76 $18.79 Average Work Hours per Week 27 29.6 28.4
Graduate Employers for academic year: 2022 Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions Bellin Hospital Medical Assistant Green Bay Group Health Cooperative Medical Assistant Fitchburg Meriter Hospital Certified Medical Assistant Mile Bluff Medical Center Certified Medical Assistant Mauston SSM Dean Health Certified Medical Assistant Janesville SSM Fond du Lac Regional Clinic Medical Assistant Waupun SSM Fond du Lac Regional Clinic Certified Medical Assistant Floater Fond du Lac SSM Fond du Lac Regional Clinic Certified Medical Assistant Fond du Lac SSM Fond du Lac Regional Clinic Medical Assistant Fond du Lac SSM Health Certified Medical Assistant SSM Health Medical Assistant 2 SSM Health Certified Medical Assistant Monroe SSM Health Medical Assistant Monroe SSM Health Left Blank Monroe St Clare Hospital & Health Services Certified Medical Assistant Baraboo St Mary's / Dean Ventures Medical Assistant St Mary's / Dean Ventures Certified Medical Assistant Fort Atkinson Tivoli At Divine Savior Healthcare Certified Medical Assistant Portage Unity Point Health-Meriter Medical Assistant-Internal Floater Monona UW Health Medical Assistant UW Health Medical Assistant Belleville UW Health Hospital & Clinics Medical Assistant 2 UW Health Hospitals & Clinics Medical Assistant 2 Wildwood Family Clinic Certified Medical Assistant Wildwood Family Clinic Certified Medical Assistant Cottage Grove
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