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MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Program Description

Find your future in the healthcare field in one year! CVTC’s Medical Assistant program allows you to earn your technical diploma and start your career quickly! As a medical assistant, you will help physicians by providing patient care, obtaining vital signs, and assisting with examinations and minor office surgery. Medical assistants also administer injectable medications and perform basic diagnostic testing.

In CVTC’s Medical Assistant program, you will learn:

  • Administrative tasks
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Billing and coding procedures 
  • EKGs, injections, and wound care
  • Vital signs and assisting with examinations
  • Phlebotomy skills
  • Specimen collections
  • Basic laboratory testing
  • Electronic health record

The medical assistant classes will enhance your communication skills to prepare you for patient interaction.

The program will include a clinical practicum during the second term where students will perform medical assistant administrative, clinical, and laboratory duties under the supervision of trained mentors to effectively transition to the role of a medical assistant.

Just the Facts:

Medical Assistant
33 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program:
One Year

Delivery Method:
Face to Face

Program Location:
Eau Claire

Start Dates:
August and January

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes

Program Outcomes

Non-Traditional Occupation

Accreditation Information

Estimated Program Cost

Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $6,162

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How To Enroll

Enrolling at CVTC is easy! You will need to complete an online application and entrance requirements. If you are ready to apply now, click here.

Get more detailed information and specific program requirements.

76%

Get a Job

76% of our Medical Assistant graduates get a job in the industry.

1 Year

Earn a Diploma Fast

Earn a Medical Assistant technical diploma in just one year.

80%

Degrees in Demand

The U.S. Department of Labor projects 80% of the jobs created in the next decade will require education beyond high school.

Career Outlook

According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and Bureau of Workforce Information, a 10% growth is projected in medical assistant positions in CVTC’s 11-county area by 2016.

As a graduate of the program, you are eligible to take the American Association of Medical Assistant national certification exam. Upon successful completion of this test, you can use the title Certified Medical Assistant [CMA (AAMA)]. The Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org), upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, phone 727-210-2350.

Careers

  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Health Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Patient Services Representative
  • Perioperative Assistant
  • Gainful Employment Data

Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in the Medical Assistant program. For more detailed course info click here.

  • Medical Assistant Lab Procedures 1
    Students perform routine laboratory procedures commonly performed in the ambulatory care setting.
  • Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures 1
    Students perform basic examining room skills including screening, vital signs, patient history, minor surgery, and patient preparation for routine and specialty exams in the ambulatory care setting.
  • Medical Office Insurance & Finance
    Students perform bookkeeping procedures, apply managed care guidelines, and complete insurance claim forms. Students use medical coding and managed care terminology to perform insurance-related duties.
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