Friday – August 26, 2016
Downtown Milwaukee Campus Health Education Center
This two-semester program emphasizes the technical skills and knowledge needed to work in physician offices, clinics, hospitals and other community-based healthcare settings. The duties of a Medical Assistant will include performing various clinical, laboratory and administrative procedures. 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 graduate satisfaction survey rate of 100% for the past five years (2010-2014), which exceeds the Medical Assisting Education Review Board threshold of >=80%. For 2014, our employer satisfaction surveys and job placement rates for Medical Assisting graduates were 100%. Overall, student retention for the Medical Assisting program increased to 88% in 2014.
This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (caahep.org) 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 33756; 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. Work continues to develop the program into a fully embedded Career Pathway.
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.