Monday – December 17, 2018

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Medical Assistant


Downtown Milwaukee Campus Health Education Center


Enter the healthcare field with skills to perform various clinical, laboratory and administrative procedures. During the clinical practicum, you have an opportunity to acquire additional healthcare experience while performing a 176-hour unpaid externship held at partnering healthcare facilities. Program graduates are eligible to register for the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) exam and qualify to become a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA).

MATC's Medical Assistant program has an average job placement rate of 85% for the past five years (2012-2016), which exceeds the Medical Assisting Education Review Board threshold of >=60%. For 2016, our employer satisfaction surveys for Medical Assisting graduates were 100%. Overall, student retention for the Medical Assisting program increased to 91% in 2015 and 93% in 2016.
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This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; 727-210-2350.

Career Outlook: The demand for Certified Medical Assistants continues to grow.

Career Pathway: This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

Program Code: 31-509-1

Start Dates: August/January

This program does not have a waitlist.
Students are admitted through a petition process.
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A criterion considered in the petition process is verification of student residency. Students selected via the petition process are chosen based on MATC district residency, then Wisconsin nondistrict residency, followed by nonresidents, unless otherwise stated.

Career Cluster: Health Sciences

Detailed Program Information

Fall 2018 – Spring 2019 Course Requirements (link)
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