Why choose Medical Assistant?
- Medical assistants are at the heart of healthcare, performing a wide variety of critical tasks that keep the office humming efficiently.
- This profession requires nurturing and compassion, making it a meaningful career for those who choose it.
- The Medical Assistant program is accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, upon the recommendations of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board.
- Gain confidence with your new skills in our state-of-the art Healthcare Simulation Center.
2600 West 5th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449
Stevens Point Campus
1001 Centerpoint Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 54494
Daytime, Evening, or Weekend
Full-Time or Part-Time
Length of Program: One Year
Start Dates: Fall or Spring
Start at any time or location by taking general education courses.
The Wisconsin Rapids Campus has a start date of fall only.
What You'll Learn
Mid-State’s Medical Assistant program prepares graduates to work confidently in medical offices and clinics, assisting in the reception, examination, and treatment of patients. You’ll learn valuable clinical and clerical skills as well as how to sterilize equipment and perform lab procedures, EKGs, and injections.
The program’s combination of classroom instruction and clinical practicum at a variety of area medical offices and clinics provides comprehensive, cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) preparation. Successful graduates are eligible to write one of two voluntary national certification exams for medical assistants.
Estimated Entire Program Cost
Cost based on the 2023/24 academic year.
- Tuition & Fees: $4,879.80
- Books: $1,036.00
- Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $545.00
- Total Estimated Cost: $6,460.80
Financial Aid Eligibility
This program is eligible for full Financial Aid
This course has options available to receive credit for prior learning (CPL) or work experience.
|31509301||Medical Assistant Administrative Procedures||2|
|31509302||Human Body in Health & Disease||3|
|-or-||10806177||General Anatomy & Physiology||4|
|31509303||Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures 1||2|
|31509304||Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures 1||4|
|31509320||Medical Terminology for Medical Assistants||2|
|31509318||Technology Foundations for Medical Assistants||1|
|-or-||10501104||Contemporary Healthcare Practices||2|
|Term Total||15-18 Credits|
|31509305||Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures 2||2|
|31509306||Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures 2||3|
|31509307||Medical Office Insurance and Finance||2|
|31509308||Pharm for Allied Health||2|
|31509309||Medical Law, Ethics, and Professionalism||2|
|31509310||Medical Assistant Practicum||3|
|Term Total||14 Credits|
|Program Total||32-33 Credits|
SARAH CHOJNACKI, BS
Sarah holds a BS in human biology from UW–Green Bay and a technical diploma in medical assisting from Nicolet Area Technical College. She became a Certified Medical Assistant in 2008 and began teaching postsecondary medical assisting courses within a couple of years. She attends local and national conferences to network with professionals in healthcare, and medical assisting specifically. She keeps her knowledge of CAAHEP programmatic accreditation for medical assisting programs as a volunteer site surveyor for the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
“I really enjoy teaching and being involved in the central Wisconsin community where I live. Teaching medical assisting skills, and observing students using the learned skills in the clinic, is a rewarding career!”
JENNIFER KLICKA, BS, BSN, MSN
Jennifer earned her MSN from Purdue Global University. Her experience includes working as a registered nurse for 15 years in a medical-surgical floor and outpatient surgery. Her areas of expertise are neurology, neurosurgery, and trauma.
“I love being a nurse and instructor. I get to help future generations start in the healthcare industry.”
NICHOL SOIK, BS, CMA (AAMA)
Nichol earned her BS in health science with an emphasis in public health from Excelsior University and her medical assistant technical diploma from Fox Valley Technical College. She also holds a CMA (AAMA) credential. Her CMA experience includes family practice and mentoring students during their clinical rotation. She has also worked for the VA as a health tech performing phlebotomy and preparing specimens for transportation and testing. Nichol regularly attends continuing education through the American Association of Medical Assistants to keep up with the educational demands of the ever-changing medical field.
“I enjoy providing an enriching environment for students to flourish through education and hands-on experience in a field I am very passionate about.”
- Appointment Clerk (Medical/Dental)
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Records Clerk
- Appointment Coordinator
- Dental Aide
- Medical Administrative Assistant
- Medical Receptionist
- Optometric Assistant
- Patient Services Representative
High school students are eligible to enroll in this program and all courses required. Learn more about Mid-State Fast-Track.
- Accreditation Information
The Medical Assistant program at Mid-State Technical College helps students prepare to complete a national certification exam for Medical Assistants. All (100%) of the 2019 program graduates who attempted a national certification exam earned a passing score on the exam.
Mid-State Technical College has resources available to assist students with successfully completing an academic program. Eighty-eight percent of the students who started medical assistant core classes in 2020 have completed the program within two years.
The 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
9355 113th St. N, #7709 Seminole, FL 33775 • 727.210.2350 • www.caahep.org
- Additional Resources
Medical Assistant Program Handbook
Take the Next Step
“What I enjoyed most about Mid-State were the instructors. Without their support and encouraging words of wisdom I wouldn't be where I am today!”
HEIDI PEPER, CMA
Choose Your Path
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Transfer • Dual Credit • Credit for Prior Learning