Medical Assistant

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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.
A trip to the doctor’s office reveals just how busy physicians are—and just how much they rely on their medical assistants. Medical assistants are at the heart of healthcare, performing a wide variety of indispensable tasks that keep the office humming efficiently. It’s also a profession that requires nurturing and compassion, making it a meaningful career for those who choose it.

Program Locations

Marshfield Campus
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

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 2022/23 academic year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $5,207.92
  • Books: $1,007.10
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $545.00
  • Total Estimated Cost: $6,760.02

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for Financial Aid. Recent federal regulation changes may alter the amount of financial aid available to students in programs that do not lead to an associate degree. We encourage you to connect with your advisor or Financial Aid staff if you have questions.

Term: 1
  Catalog# Title Credits
  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
  10501104 Culture of Healthcare  2
  10501107 Digital Literacy for Healthcare  2
  10501101 Medical Terminology  3
  Term Total   18-19 Credits
Term: 2
  Catalog# Title Credits
  31509305 Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures 2 2
  31509306 Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures 2 3
  31509307 Medical Office Insurance and Finance 2
  10501108 Pharmacology for Allied Health  2
  10501109 Medical Law, Ethics, and Professionalism 2
  31509310 Medical Assistant Practicum 3
  Term Total   14 Credits
  Program Total   32-33 Credits

This course has options available to receive credit for prior learning (CPL) or work experience.



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 earned her MSN from Purdue Global University. Her experience includes working as a registered nurse for 13 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 earned her BS in health science from Excelsior University and is a certified medical assistant (CMA). 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


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
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Additional Resources

Criminal Background Form

Medical Assistant Program Handbook

Technical Standards

Waiting List Policy

“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!”


Choose Your Path

Career pathways help you take your education one step at a time to maximize your investment and make college fit your life. Earn a credential and start using it in the workforce. Continue with another stack of related courses to gain a more advanced diploma or degree.

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Medical Assistant Pathway