Medical Assistant


Recent Graduates

There are 38 recent graduates of this Madison College program.


Student Satisfaction

99% of our recent graduates report they are satisfied with their Madison College education.


Annual Salary

Our recent graduates of this program reported an average starting salary of $36,108.

Technical Diploma

Program Number: 315091

Credits: 33

Area of Study: Health Sciences

Delivery Method:
Some Online / Some In Person*

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $4,653.00
Materials/Supplemental Costs
Other Costs
Total Estimated Program Costs*:

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.

Program Details

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 or part time.

Medical Assistant program classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax; classes are offered Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program. 

Medical Assistant


To Apply

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.

After Acceptance

Once you have been accepted in a pre-program status, your next step is to complete the Medical Assistant Petition Requirements.

                 Fall 2020 and Spring 2021                    Fall 2021 and Spring 2022                                                         


Contact Enrollment Services at or (608) 246-6210.


Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2021-2022 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.


There are currently no Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review our Transfer Opportunities page for information on all Madison College transfer options.


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 2018 cohort year on the 2020 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 94.55% for the admission cohort in 2018.


The medical assisting program at Madison Area Technical College (Madison, WI) has an exam pass rate of 87% for the graduates in 2018.


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
  • Phlebotomist
  • Pharmacy Aide
  • Receptionist
  • EKG Technician

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as a:

  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Medical Office Manager
  • Medical Transcriptionist


  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    Number of Program Graduates644238
    Number of Surveys Sent644138
    Number of Surveys Returned493223
    Percent of Surveys Returned76.6%78.0%60.5%
    Available for Employment422720
    Percent Available for Employment93.3%96.4%87.0%
    Not in Labor Market752
    Percent Not in Labor Market15.6%17.9%8.7%
    Available for Employment

    Graduates Employed402518
    Percent of Graduates Employed95.2%92.6%90.0%
    Employed in Related Occupation362316
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation90.0%92.0%88.9%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation422
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation10.0%8.0%11.1%
    Employed - No Response000
    Percent Employed - No Response0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Seeking Employment222
    Percent Seeking Employment4.8%7.4%10.0%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)
    Number of Satisfaction Responses452823
    Very Satisfied (4)302517
    Percent Very Satisfied66.7%89.3%73.9%
    Satisfied (3)1436
    Percent Satisfied31.1%10.7%26.1%
    Unsatisfied (2)000
    Percent Unsatisfied0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)100
    Percent Very Unsatisfied2.2%0.0%0.0%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    Number of Primary Reason Responses493223
    Preparation for Getting a Job19710
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job38.8%21.9%43.5%
    Career Change15158
    Percent Career Change30.6%46.9%34.8%
    Improvement of Existing Skills101
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills2.0%0.0%4.3%
    Preparation for Further Education1182
    Percent Preparation for Further Education22.4%25.0%8.7%
    Personal Interest312
    Percent Personal Interest6.1%3.1%8.7%
    Percent Other0.0%3.1%0.0%
    When Employment was Obtained

    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses402518
    Before Enrollment423
    Percent Before Enrollment10.0%8.0%16.7%
    While Attending the College330
    Percent While Attending the College7.5%12.0%0.0%
    After Training at the College332015
    Percent After Training at the College82.5%80.0%83.3%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    Number of Employment Location Responses402519
    In College District312111
    Percent In College District77.5%84.0%57.9%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District847
    Percent of In Wisconsin20.0%16.0%36.8%
    Outside of Wisconsin000
    Percent Outside Wisconsin0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Employer Location Unknown101
    Percent Location Unknown2.5%0.0%5.3%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201820192020
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count312110
    Average Monthly Wage$2,696$2,762$3,009
    Average Hourly Wage$15.67$16.06$17.50
    Average Work Hours per Week39.039.839.1
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count325
    Average Hourly Wage$14.86$17.38$16.78
    Average Work Hours per Week28.332.027.0
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    Aurora Hospital Medical Assistant Summit
    Divine Savior Healthcare Certified Medical Assistant Portage
    Group Health Cooperative Care Team Specialist
    Gundersen Health System Certified Medical Assistant La Crosse
    Gunderson Lutheran Hospital Certified Medical Assistant La Crosse
    SSM Health Urgent Care Certified Medical Assistant
    UW Health Certified Medical Assistant 2
    UW Health Medical Assistant 2
    UW Health East Clinic Medical Assistant 2
    UW Health Hospital & Clinics Certified Medical Assistant
    UW Health Hospital & Clinics Certified Medical Assistant Monona 2
    UW Health Hospital & Clinics Medical Assistant 2
    UW Health West Clinic Certified Medical Assistant 2
    UW Health West Clinic Medical Assistant
    UW Hospital And Clinics Medical Assistant 2
    Wildwood Family Clinic Certified Medical Assistant

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    ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

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The Madison Area Technical College Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( 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.