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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 health care 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 $4,874.60*
based on current tuition and fees.

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


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Medical Assistant

Term Availability
Fall 2015
Spring 2016
Summer 2016
Fall 2016

* 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.
Additional Information
The Fox Valley Technical College Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) [](, on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). The national pass rate in 2013 was 59%. In 2013, FVTC graduates had a pass rate of 96%. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; 727-210-2350.

You must have approved documentation of required immunizations and TB testing prior to enrollment in the internship.

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.

The practicum or internship is a supervised **unpaid** clinical experience.
You will be required to complete a Criminal Background Check prior to any internship or clinical experience.
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.
Students must submit a Health History Form, including required immunizations, to the FVTC Health Services office (A164) by the start of occupational specific coursework; to access the form, please go to

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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