One Year Technical Diploma
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 Education programs. Please review the Caregiver Background Check information on the School of Health Education 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
- 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.
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.
- 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.
Once you have been accepted in a pre-program status, your next step is to complete the Medical Assistant Petition Requirements.
Contact Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2019-2020 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
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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 2016 cohort year on the 2018 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
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
Estimated Program Cost
# of Credits for Completion33Tuition$4504.50Materials/Supplemental Costs$865.92Other Costs$238.00Total Estimated Program Costs:
(book costs not included)$5608.42
Graduate Report Summary Overview
2016 2017 2018 Number of Program Graduates 42 47 64 Number of Surveys Sent 42 47 64 Number of Surveys Returned 30 35 49 Percent of Surveys Returned 71.40% 74.50% 76.60% Available for Employment 26 26 42 Percent Available for Employment 96.30% 83.90% 93.30% Not in Labor Market 4 9 7 Percent Not in Labor Market 14.80% 29.00% 15.60% Available for Employment
2016 2017 2018 Graduates Employed 23 25 40 Percent of Graduates Employed 88.50% 96.20% 95.20% Employed in Related Occupation 22 24 36 Percent Employed in Related Occupation 95.70% 96.00% 90.00% Employed in Unrelated Occupation 1 1 4 Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 4.30% 4.00% 10.00% Employed - No Response 0 0 0 Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Seeking Employment 3 1 2 Percent Seeking Employment 11.50% 3.80% 4.80% Reaction To Training at Madison College
2016 2017 2018 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.9 3.6 3.6 Number of Satisfaction Responses 27 31 45 Very Satisfied 23 18 30 Percent Very Satisfied 85.20% 58.10% 66.70% Satisfied 4 13 14 Percent Satisfied 14.80% 41.90% 31.10% Unsatisfied 0 0 0 Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Very Unsatisfied 0 0 1 Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 2.20% Primary Reason for Attending Madison College
2016 2017 2018 Number of Primary Reason Responses 30 35 49 Preparation for Getting a Job 18 11 19 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 60.00% 31.40% 38.80% Career Change 4 12 15 Percent Career Change 13.30% 34.30% 30.60% Improvement of Existing Skills 0 0 1 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.00% 0.00% 2.00% Preparation for Further Education 5 10 11 Percent Preparation for Further Education 16.70% 28.60% 22.40% Personal Interest 3 2 3 Percent Personal Interest 10.00% 5.70% 6.10% Other 0 0 0 Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% When Employment was Obtained
2016 2017 2018 Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 23 25 40 Before Enrollment 1 0 4 Percent Before Enrollment 4.30% 0.00% 10.00% While Attending the College 5 3 3 Percent While Attending the College 21.70% 12.00% 7.50% After Training at the College 17 22 33 Percent After Training at the College 73.90% 88.00% 82.50% Location of Employment (related and unrelated)
2016 2017 2018 Number of Employment Location Responses 23 25 40 In College District 19 19 31 Percent In College District 82.60% 76.00% 77.50% In Wisconsin, Not in District 3 6 8 Percent of In Wisconsin 13.00% 24.00% 20.00% Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 0 Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Employer Location Unknown 1 0 1 Percent Location Unknown 4.30% 0.00% 2.50% Salary Trend Salary Trend 2016 2017 2018 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 14 17 31 Average Monthly Wage $2,603 $2,732 $2,696 Average Hourly Wage $15.13 $15.88 $15.67 Average Work Hours per Week 38.7 39.6 39 Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 7 4 3 Average Hourly Wage $15.80 $20.23 $14.86 Average Work Hours per Week 23.8 25.5 28.3
Total Positions Open for academic year: 2018 Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison Number of Full Time Positions Open 127 1,013 Number of Part Time Positions Open 64 500 Total Jobs 191 1,513 Graduate Employers for academic year: 2018 Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions Access Community Health Center Certified Medical Assistant American Family Children's Hospital Medical Assistant Beaver Dam Community Hospital Medical Assistant Beaver Dam Fort Health & Rehabilitation Certified Medical Assistant Fort Atkinson Fort Health & Rehabilitation Medical Assistant Jefferson Mercy Health System Certified Medical Assistant Janesville Mile Bluff Medical Center Certified Medical Assistant Mauston Physicians For Women Certified Medical Assistant Fitchburg Prairie Clinic SC Certified Medical Assistant Sauk City Reedsburg Area Medical Center Medical Assistant Reedsburg SSM Health Dean Medical Group Medical Assistant SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital Medical Assistant UW Health Arboretum Clinic Medical Assistant UW Health at the American Center Medical Assistant UW Health Clinic Certified Medical Assistant 6 UW Health Clinic Medical Assistant 2 UW Health Digestive Health Center Medical Assistant UW Health Hospital & Clinics Certified Medical Assistant 3 UW Health Hospital & Clinics Certified Medical Assistant Monona UW Health Hospital & Clinics Certified Medical Assistant Windsor UW Health Hospital & Clinics Medical Assistant 2 UW Health Union Corners Clinic Certified Medical Assistant UW Health West Clinic Certified Medical Assistant UW Health West Clinic Medical Assistant 2
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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.