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  Printed on 10/20/2016

Medical Assistant

Share 31-509-1 Technical Diploma (TD) 33 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Chilton, Oshkosh, Waupaca

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

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With this diploma, you become an essential part of the healthcare team. Your role is to take vital signs, assist the physician with examinations and minor office procedures, and administer medications. This career combines business and administrative duties with clinical laboratory functions. You’ll learn the necessary office skills as well as specimen collection, basic lab tests and microscopic work. The program includes a supervised practicum experience, allowing you to apply what you’ve learned in a real world environment.

Career Opportunities

  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Electrocardiogram Technician
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Insurance Clerk
  • Phlebotomist
  • Registered Medical Assistant

Estimated Program Cost

Medical Assistant

This program will cost about $4,978.25*
based on current tuition and fees.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include books or all materials and supplies.


Check Program Availability *

Medical Assistant

Term Availability
Fall 2016
Spring 2017
Summer 2017
Fall 2017

* Program availability may vary by location. Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.

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Admissions Requirements

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program; learn more at

High School Transcript

Submit a final, official high school transcript or an official copy of GED/HSED certification scores.

Functional Ability-Med Assist.

Read, sign and submit the Functional Ability Criteria Statement of Understanding found at

Credit Transfer Options

They're your credits. Take them with you!

Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.

Transfer In

Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered.

Transfer Out

Is a four-year degree in your future? Save time and money by starting here. You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Or easily transfer your credits to other two-year colleges.

Program Outcomes
  • Perform medical office administrative functions.
  • Provide patient care in accordance with regulations, policies, laws, and patient rights.
  • Perform medical laboratory procedures.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in a healthcare setting.
  • Demonstrate safety and emergency practices in a healthcare setting.
Program Accreditation/Certification
The Fox Valley Technical College Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19N, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

• In 2015, FVTC graduates had a pass rate of 89% on the certification exam. The national pass rate in 2015 was 64%.
• The medical assisting program at Fox Valley Technical College has a 5-year average retention rate of 66%, and there are a number of support services available to students so that they can successfully complete the program. The Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) has a minimum threshold of 60% for retention.
Additional Information
You must have approved documentation of required immunizations and TB testing prior to enrollment in the internship.

The practicum or internship is a supervised **unpaid** clinical experience.

Criminal activity reported will be communicated to healthcare agencies which provide student clinical and internship opportunities. Healthcare agencies have the legal right to deny a clinical or internship experience based on crimes committed. Completion of your program cannot be guaranteed if your criminal history precludes you from completing any clinical or internship experience.
You will be required to complete a Certified Criminal Background Check prior to enrollment into internship or clinical experience. Do not submit these records until you are asked to provide them to your instructors.
There is an estimated wait time of up to one year AFTER your admit term to enter occupational specific courses; while waiting to start occupational specific courses, you may choose to take general education and elective courses required for your degree or diploma program.
Core courses are offered once a year depending on location - There is a three semester plan allowing students to take support and general education courses prior to starting core courses.
Students will be required to electronically submit clinical documentation, which includes immunizations, when accepted into core courses.

Still undecided about your major or exploring your career options? Check out these resources to identify your personality traits, values, abilities and interests – important considerations when choosing a career. You’ll also find details about scheduling a college visit and contact information for our career counselors if you’d like more personal assistance. We’re here to help you explore your options.

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Start anywhere. Many credits can apply toward future programs, so you can get the right training at the right time in your career.

Start anywhere. Many credits can apply toward future programs.
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