School of Health Education

Health Education Building 103
1705 Hoffman Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6065 or (800) 322-6282 ext. 6065

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

Medical Assistant

One Year Technical Diploma

Program number: 315091


The Medical Assistant program at Madison College is designed to orient students to the duties of a physician's office employee, from general office procedures to elementary medical laboratory techniques  and assisting in the examining room. Occupational experience is provided through placement in a local office/clinic during the last four weeks of 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. Further information about these requirements will be provided at program orientation.

Program Details

Medical Assistant students can attend full or part time.

Classes are offered Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

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

  • Madison - Truax

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program. 

Some of the courses for this program may be available online.

Medical Assistant


To Apply

View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.

  • Review the admission checklist to learn how to apply to a program or certificate at Madison College.
  • Attend an Academic Information Session to get started in the admission process.
  • Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.

After Acceptance

Students admitted onto the waitlist for the Spring 2017 term or prior should continue to use their Academic Requirements Report and review emails from their academic advisor.

Students admitted into a pre-petition status for the Fall 2017 term or after should complete the Medical Assistant Petition Requirements.


Contact the Enrollment Center at or (608) 246-6210.


The courses listed below outline the requirements for completion for students officially admitted in the 2017-2018 academic year. Requirements for completion may vary depending on the semester in which a student is admitted or may be completed by other equivalent courses. Current/continuing students should consult their Academic Requirements report available through their student account for specific requirements and equivalent courses.

First Semester

Second Semester


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 annually and displayed using a five year weighted average. Listed below are five year weighted averages for three of our program outcomes submitted as part of the 2016 MAERB Annual Report Form. Access to the full report is available upon request.

Program retention: 90.75 percent
Graduate satisfaction: 90.91 percent
Employer satisfaction: 92.11 percent


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


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, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, (727) 210-2350.