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Medical Assistant Program Details

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.

Do you have prior work, volunteer, or military experience? Get CVTC credit for it!

If you have previous experience from work, military, professional development, volunteer, or certifications, you could turn that experience into college credit! Learn more about Credit for Prior Learning.

Just the Facts

Medical Assistant
33 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program:
One Year

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Dates
August and January

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes

Bloodborne Pathogens
Students in this program should be aware of the risks associated with bloodborne pathogens. Learn more.

Estimated Program Cost
Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $7,122

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Additional Information

Program Outcomes

Gainful Employment Data

Non-Traditional Occupation

Accreditation Information

How To Enroll

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

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Get a Job

96% of our Medical Assistant graduates get a job in the industry.

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Make More Money

Our recent Medical Assistant graduates reported an average starting salary of $30,689

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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.


These are a few of the courses you will take in the Medical Assistant program.
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  • 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.


  • Central Supply Facilitator
  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Health Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Patient Services Representative
  • Perioperative Assistant

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 (, 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.

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