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Madison WI 53704

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FAX: (608) 243-4353


Monday - Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Monday - Thursday: 8:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Petition Requirements

Medical Assistant: Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

Students interested in completing a health education program at Madison College must start by applying for admission to the desired program. Qualified applicants will be admitted in a pre-petition status and should review the Start of Semester Checklist to guide you through your next steps in preparing for your first day of classes at MATC.

After being admitted in a pre-petition status, students are then selected for entry into core program courses through the Petition Process

Students that are still on a waitlist for a School of Health Education program or the Veterinary Technician program after the Spring 2018 term will have to follow the petition process. 

Applicants are responsible for submitting official high school transcripts, college transcripts, or test scores that show completion of the below requirements. Coursework must be completed or in-progress before you can begin the petition process. See our Transcript page for information on submitting transcripts. View our Testing Services page for information on completing a test for admissions. 

Admission and petition requirements are subject to change; please review the requirements prior to submitting your application or petition.

Fall 2019 petition window opens April 1, 2019

Spring 2020 petition window opens September 1, 2019


  1. Prerequisite Requirements

    It's recommended to complete the prerequisite requirements first as they can improve success in and may be required to register for the course requirements.

    If fulfilling any of the prerequisite requirements with courses completed in high school, college, or at Madison College, a grade of C or better is required.  A grade of C- will not be accepted.


    Students must demonstrate algebra competency in one of the following ways:

    1. Minimum Test Scores: Test must be taken from September 1, 2015 to present:

    • ACT Math 18+
    • ACCUPLACER (Arithmetic) 85+
    • COMPASS (Algebra) 30+
    • ATI-TEAS (formerly TEAS-V) Math 63.3%+

    2. Courses: Madison College courses that satisfy this requirement are:

    • Elementary Algebra with Apps (10834110)
    • College Math (10804107)
    • Mathematical Reasoning (10804134)
    • Applied Math for Chemistry (77854756)

    3. Educational Experience.

    • Bachelor's degree or higher in a related biological science


    Students must demonstrate chemistry or biology competency in one of the following ways:

    1. One year of high school chemistry or biology with lab components; high school chemistry classes must be college-preparatory.

    2. One semester of college-level chemistry or biology with lab components. Madison College courses that satisfy this requirement are:

    • General Chemistry (10806134) or higher
    • Chemistry for Non-Science Majors (20806200)
    • General Anatomy & Physiology (20806206)
    • Human Body in Health and Disease (31509302)

    Note: Chemistry for the Community or similar classes do not satisfy this requirement.


    Students must demonstrate English and Reading competency in one of the following ways:

    English competency – Students may demonstrate English competency in one of the following ways:

    1. Test Scores: Minimum test score from September 1, 2015 to present:

    • ACT English 17+
    • COMPASS English 69+
    • ACCUPLACER Write 5+ and ACCUPLACER Sentence 86+
    • ATI-TEAS (formerly TEAS-V) English/Language Usage 60%+

    2. Courses: Madison College courses that satisfy this requirement are:

    • Written Communication (10801195) or higher
    • English 1 (20801201) or higher
    • Intro to College Writing (10831103)

    Reading competency - Students may demonstrate Reading competency in one of the following ways:

    1. Test Scores: Minimum test score from September 1, 2015 to present:

    • ACT Reading 18+
    • COMPASS Reading 80+
    • ACCUPLACER Reading 80+
    • ATI-TEAS (formerly TEAS-V) Reading 69%+

    2. Courses: Madison College courses that satisfy this requirement are:

    • Written Communication (10801195) or higher
    • English 1 (20801201) or higher
    • College Reading Strategies (10808101) or Intro Reading & Study Skills (10838105)


    Educational Experience

    • Bachelor's degree or higher 
  2. Petition Workshop Requirement

    As soon as students are placed into a pre-petition status, they will be added to a program-specific Petition Workshop via BlackBoard. This workshop is mandatory and will provide additional insight into the program as well as institutional resources and advisor support. Students must log into BlackBoard to review what is required for completion of the workshop.

  3. Petition and After Petitioning

    Your Degree Progress Report will determine if you have met the petition requirements. Completion will be identified by transfer credit, test scores, final grades, or an in-progress enrollment status. Review the Petition Process for additional details on how and when to petition.

    During the course of the program, you must demonstrate the ability to perform these essential functions safely, reliably and efficiently within the scope of practice. If you need accommodations to help you perform these functions, contact our Disability Resource Services office. 

    After you complete the petition form, you will be notified within 45 calendar days of the close of the priority petition window. Decisions about being awarded a seat are final. You may register for core program courses only if you are awarded a seat.

    If selected, you will receive instructions regarding the below required items. Failure to successfully complete these required items may result in the forfeiture of the awarded space and starting the application process from the beginning.

    • Healthcare Provider CPR Certification
    • Health Screening Form
    • Background Information Disclosure Form (Criminal Background Check). An acceptable background check is required prior to starting clinical courses.
    • Enrollment in core program courses. Students that are awarded a seat are expected to start the core program for the awarded term. Students that choose not to begin the core program courses or are not able to begin core program courses will be discontinued from the pre-petition status and must start the application process from the beginning.

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