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10 Best Medical Assistant Programs in Wisconsin for 2019

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1) Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Ranking Score: 93.50

Locations: Green Bay

Accreditation: CAAHEP

Program Type: Technical Diploma (1 Year)

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College at its campus in Green Bay prepares you for a career in the fast-growing medical assisting field in Wisconsin. This 1-year program has 3 start dates yearly - spring, summer and fall. You have the option of pursing this program full-time in 3 semesters or part-time which will take 4 semesters. The 33-credit curriculum comprises of courses which will teach you culture of healthcare, digital literacy, anatomy and clinical lab procedures. You will also undergo 5-week (minimum 184 hours) practical training in actual ambulatory healthcare settings.



2) Fox Valley Technical College Ranking Score: 93.25

Locations: Appleton

Accreditation: CAAHEP

Program Type: Technical Diploma (1 Year)

At Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) you can pursue a 34-credit MA course that can be completed in one year. The program has 2 start dates one in spring and the other in summer. Curriculum is classified into 25-credit medical assisting specific courses and 9 credits of occupational supportive studies. As part of the curriculum, you will undergo an unpaid and supervised clinical externship. This course comes with credit transfer options and you can easily transfer course credits to over 65 two or four-year institutions.



3) Gateway Technical College Ranking Score: 92.25

Locations: Elkhorn, Kenosha Campus, Online & Racine

Accreditation: CAAHEP

Program Type: Technical Diploma (1 Year)

Upon completion of the 31-credit med assisting course offered at Gateway Technical College, your doors will open for entry-level positions at patient care facilities. The 1-year course includes training in clinical, clerical and laboratory techniques, and 160-hour clinical practicum at a local facility. The lab used to train students for this program includes latest equipment such as EKG machines, sphygmomanometer, and venipuncture arms.

Note: At Racine and Kenosha campuses, you can also opt for a 15-credit certificate in Spanish proficiency for healthcare providers.



4) Waukesha County Technical College Ranking Score: 91.00

Locations: Pewaukee

Accreditation: CAAHEP

Program Type: Technical Diploma (1 Year)

You can earn a med assisting diploma in traditional classrooms and lab settings at Waukesha County Technical College. Classes start every fall and spring semesters, and as a full-time student, you can complete the course in just one year. The Coursework of this 32-credit program comprises of med terminology, pharmacology, human diseases, clinical and clerical procedures and a 3-credit practicum. Graduates will have the potential to take up a career as med assistant, lab assistant, patient care assistant or even as a certified medical assistant upon clearing the national certification exam.



5) Concordia University Ranking Score: 90.24

Locations: West Milwaukee, Beloit & Online

Accreditation: CAAHEP

Program Type: Certificate

Concordia University provides students an opportunity to pursue the 42-credit medical assisting course which prepares you for a career as a medical assistant, medical secretary or surgical assistant. This course is available with flexible full- or part-time options. Typically, full-time students can complete the entire coursework in 15 months. Most of the coursework is available online and once every week for 6 hours you need to attend face-to-face practical training. Post completion graduates are eligible to take the CMA exam for their professional growth.



6) Western Technical College Ranking Score: 88.76

Locations: La Crosse

Accreditation: CAAHEP

Program Type: Certificate

Western Technical College offers a 33-credit med assisting course with two flexible options – as a fulltime student, you can complete the course in two terms, whereas part-timers can complete it in three terms. It is a cohort program which starts twice a year – January and September. The two-term course starting in January will end in December whereas the term course starting in September will end in April. The three-term cohort course starts each September and will end in August. Curriculum comprises of basic med assisting studies in laboratory, clinical and clerical procedures and a clinical practicum.



7) Chippewa Valley Technical College Ranking Score: 87.25

Locations: Eau Claire

Accreditation: CAAHEP

Program Type: Technical Diploma (1 Year)

You can pursue medical assisting training in WI, through the 1-year technical diploma program offered at Chippewa Valley Technical College located in Eau Claire. This 33-credit program is delivered in traditional classroom settings where you actively get involved with faculty and students.

Coursework includes:

- Lab procedures which will train you to perform effectively in ambulatory care facilities.

- Clinical procedures which will make you proficient in taking vital stats of patients and preparing them for examination or surgeries.

- Medical office insurance and finance courses will train you in basic bookkeeping, and medical coding and billing.

*The program starts twice a year – August and January.



8) Northcentral Technical College Ranking Score: 86.13

Locations: Wausau, Antigo, Medford, Phillips, Spencer, and Wittenberg

Accreditation: CAAHEP

Program Type: Technical Diploma (1 Year)

Northcentral Technical College provides an opportunity to pursue the 32-credit MA course and establish yourself as a professional medical assistant in patient care facilities. This 1-year course is a combination of on-campus training and online studies, primarily focusing on clinical, clerical and lab procedures, and a clinical externship to practice skills and knowledge gained in the classroom and lab.

* This program is offered with flexible options where you can choose to attend classes during weekdays, evenings, or weekends (online classes during weekdays).



9) Moraine Park Technical College Ranking Score: 85.44

Locations: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac & West Bend

Accreditation: CAAHEP

Program Type: Technical Diploma (1 Year)

The one-year technical diploma program in medical assisting offered at Moraine Park Technical College prepares you to perform administrative functions and clinical procedures required to assist physicians and provide patient care in medical clinics or other healthcare facilities. The 35-credit coursework is classified into two semesters – first semester is of 18 credits and mainly teaches you about the basic and fundamental med terminologies, and second semester is of 17 credits which includes training in clinical and lab procedures along with a practicum in clinical settings.



10) Nicolet Area Technical College Ranking Score: 83.23

Locations: Rhinelander

Accreditation: CAAHEP

Program Type: Technical Diploma (1 Year)

Nicolet Area Technical College at its campus in Rhinelander is providing a two-semester med assisting course for aspiring medical assistants. This 32-credit course is available with flexible on-campus training and online format. The 18-credit first semester teaches you the culture of healthcare, digital literacy for healthcare, med terms, anatomy, and lab & clinical procedures, and the 14-credit second semester comprises of pharmacology, advanced courses on administrative and clinical procedures and a 3-credit clinical practicum. Post completion doors will open for a variety of healthcare professions in the medical office settings.