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Academic Year: 2021-2022

Medical Assistant Technical Diploma

Program Code 315091

Medical Assistant program graduates are eligible for employment in a variety of settings which could include physicians' offices, insurance providers, medical laboratories, or medical records departments. As a member of the health care team, the medical assistant prepares patients for examination or treatment, takes vital signs, performs simple lab tests, performs electrocardiograms, and performs administrative functions. If you are looking for a career working in a fast-paced environment where you interact with many people every day, medical assistant is the career for you. The Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon recommendation of the Medical Assistant Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 25400 US Hwy 19N., Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763 727-210-2350 www.caahep.org

Average Starting Salary

$32,555.02FT Median Annual Wage

Graduate Employment

With 94% Employed in Field

Explore Locations

This program is offered at:

Green Bay


Follow Your Path

All credits from the following certificate(s) apply toward this technical diploma:

Health Care Customer Service Representative, 615091

Some credits from this technical diploma apply toward other technical diploma(s):

Practical Nursing, 315431

Currently certified/practicing medical assistants may apply credit from prior education and work experience toward the Practical Nursing technical diploma.

Career Pathway Bridge available for students needing additional support to meet program entry requirements.

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Completed application.
  • High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.
  • Admission Assessment or equivalent or ACT assessment taken within the last five years. For a list of equivalents, please contact an advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
  • To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
  • Attend mandatory online program orientation.
  • The below requirements must be met prior to any clinical placement or experience in order to comply with affiliating agency policies. Additional information will be provided upon acceptance into the program.
  • Submit required immunization documentation. A fee is charged for this service.
  • Students will be required to show proof of an annual flu vaccine.
  • Complete caregiver background check. A fee is charged for this service.
  • Students are required to complete an American Heart Association BLS Provider course prior to clinical experiences. Students are required to maintain certification to comply with affiliating agency requirements.
  • Complete an American Heart Association Heart Saver First Aid course.

Program Availability

A waitlist often forms for this program. Learn more by contacting one of our Admissions Advisors.

Curriculum: Students following the study plan below will complete the Medical Assistant technical diploma in the number of semesters shown. For alternate study plans, refer to the information in the Related Links area at the right of this page.
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Curriculum Note: All 10-501-XXX and 31-509-XXX courses must be passed with a C or better.

The credit for 10-890-101, College 101, is an Institutional Requirements for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C.

Course Descriptions