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 almost everyone who chooses it.
  • The Medical Assistant program is accredited by the American Medical Associations Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
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 almost everyone who chooses 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 2018/2019 academic calendar year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $4,851.12
  • Books: $1,013.00
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $533.00
  • Total Estimated Cost: $6,397.12

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for full Financial Aid.

Term: 1
Catalog# Title Credits
31509302 Human Body in Health & Disease 3.00
31509303 Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures 1 2.00
31509304 Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures 1 4.00
10501104 Culture of Healthcare 2.00
10501107 Digital Literacy for Healthcare 2.00
10501101 Medical Terminology 3.00
(16 Credits)
Term: 2
Catalog# Title Credits
31509301 Medical Assistant Administrative Procedures 2.00
31509305 Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures 2 2.00
31509306 Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures 2 3.00
31509307 Medical Office Insurance and Finance 2.00
10501108 Pharmacology for Allied Health 2.00
10501109 Medical Law, Ethics, and Professionalism 2.00
31509310 Medical Assistant Practicum 3.00
(16 Credits)
(32 Credits)

Instructors

PAM ALT, BSN, MSN

Pam earned her MSN from UW–Eau Claire. She brings over 15 years of experience in healthcare working as a certified nursing assistant, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, and certified diabetes educator. Most recently she began national accreditation site surveying for the Medical Assistant Education Review Board.

“I love learning, teaching, and helping my students achieve their goals. I enjoy working closely with my students by bringing real-world experiences to the classroom learning environment. My enthusiasm for teaching and learning is driven by my love for learning.”
 


JENNIFER ROJEK, BS, BSN, MSN

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 SOIK, TD

Nichol earned her technical diploma from Fox Valley Technical College 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 preforming 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.”

Careers

  • Appointment Coordinator
  • Dental Aide
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Optometric Assistant
  • Patient Services Representative

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Accreditation Information

The Medical Assistant Program at Mid-State Technical College had a Retention rate of 88.89 percent in 2016, which exceeds the Medical Assisting Education Review Board threshold of >=60 percent.

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
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763 • 727.210.2350 • www.caahep.org

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“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

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