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1705 Hoffman Street
Madison WI 53704

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Medical Assistant

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Overview

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

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
  • Madison - Goodman South Campus; beginning fall 2019, on a trimester schedule. Classes will be offered Monday through Friday, evenings. 

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program. 

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

Medical Assistant


Admission

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

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

                      Fall 2018 and Spring 2019               Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

Questions?

Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

Curriculum

Outcomes

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 on the MAERB Annual Report Form. Access to the full report is available upon request.

Program retention: 91.67 percent
Graduate satisfaction: 96.15 percent
Certification exam pass rate: 87.80 percent

Careers

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

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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Program Graduates 47 42 47
    Number of Surveys Sent 47 42 47
    Number of Surveys Returned 40 30 35
    Percent of Surveys Returned 85.10% 71.40% 74.50%
    Available for Employment 35 26 26
    Percent Available for Employment 94.60% 96.30% 83.90%
    Not in Labor Market 5 4 9
    Percent Not in Labor Market 13.50% 14.80% 29.00%
    Available for Employment

    2015 2016 2017
    Graduates Employed 34 23 25
    Percent of Graduates Employed 97.10% 88.50% 96.20%
    Employed in Related Occupation 29 22 24
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 85.30% 95.70% 96.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 5 1 1
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 14.70% 4.30% 4.00%
    Employed - No Response 0 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 1 3 1
    Percent Seeking Employment 2.90% 11.50% 3.80%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.9 3.9 3.6
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 37 27 31
    Very Satisfied 32 23 18
    Percent Very Satisfied 86.50% 85.20% 58.10%
    Satisfied 5 4 13
    Percent Satisfied 13.50% 14.80% 41.90%
    Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Very Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 40 30 35
    Preparation for Getting a Job 14 18 11
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 35.00% 60.00% 31.40%
    Career Change 15 4 12
    Percent Career Change 37.50% 13.30% 34.30%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 0 0 0
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Preparation for Further Education 7 5 10
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 17.50% 16.70% 28.60%
    Personal Interest 0 3 2
    Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 10.00% 5.70%
    Other 4 0 0
    Percent Other 10.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 34 23 25
    Before Enrollment 2 1 0
    Percent Before Enrollment 5.90% 4.30% 0.00%
    While Attending the College 3 5 3
    Percent While Attending the College 8.80% 21.70% 12.00%
    After Training at the College 29 17 22
    Percent After Training at the College 85.30% 73.90% 88.00%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Employment Location Responses 34 23 25
    In College District 28 19 19
    Percent In College District 82.40% 82.60% 76.00%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 5 3 6
    Percent of In Wisconsin 14.70% 13.00% 24.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 0
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown 1 1 0
    Percent Location Unknown 2.90% 4.30% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2015 2016 2017
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 21 14 17
    Average Monthly Wage $2,535 $2,603 $2,732
    Average Hourly Wage $14.74 $15.13 $15.88
    Average Work Hours per Week 39.2 38.7 39.6
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 8 7 4
    Average Hourly Wage $15.15 $15.80 $20.23
    Average Work Hours per Week 28 23.8 25.5
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2017
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 159 588
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 74 285
    Total Jobs 233 873
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2017
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Aurora Medical Center Medical Assistant Summit
    Dane County Medical Examiner's Office Medicolegal Death Investigator McFarland
    Group Health Cooperative Certified Medical Assistant Fitchburg
    Group Health Cooperative Clinical Team Specialist Fitchburg
    Group Health Cooperative Medical Assistant
    Meriter Hospital Medical Assistant
    Odana Atrium Clinic Medical Assistant
    SSM Dean Health Certified Medical Assistant Janesville
    UW Health Hospital & Clinics Certified Medical Assistant 3
    UW Health Hospital & Clinics Medical Assistant 5
    UW Health Hospital & Clinics Medical Assistant Verona
    UW Medical Foundation Certified Medical Assistant
    UW Medical Foundation Medical Assistant 2
    Women's Health Initiative Medical Assistant

    * - Wisconsin TechConnectTM jobs are posted through a statewide consortium operated and funded by all 16 of the technical colleges in Wisconsin.

    ** - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

    *** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

    **** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at techconnect@madisoncollege.edu

Resources

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