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The Medical Assistant profession is one of the fastest growing occupations, and Medical Assistants are in high demand. The CUW Medical Assistant program is a certificate program and has a blended learning format, which means that your education will take place both online and face-to-face. This program can be completed in 15 months of full-time study. The majority of the content will be presented online, with additional class time one day a week for 6 hours face-to-face to perform practical skills.

Cost Per Credit$335
Sample Careers
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Secretary
  • Surgical Assistant

Full- and part-time options available.

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Program Overview

This Medical Assistant certificate is designed to help you develop the professional competencies and commitment you need to be a responsible participant and leader in the health care field. This blended program is designed to equip you with the ability to excel in a variety of administrative and clinical duties at a host of health-care facilities. Learn the in-demand skills through our flexible online classrooms and prove your proficiency in face-to-face assessments. With our instruction and your dedication, you’ll have the opportunity to develop the professional competencies needed to be a responsible participant and leader in health care.

Our program will teach you how to:

  • Communicate effectively with patients
  • Perform rescue breathing, CPR, use a defibrillator, and care for choking victims
  • Establish, document, and maintain medical records
  • Perform your duties within legal and ethical boundaries
  • Use computer software for scheduling and maintaining records
  • Administer medication and assist with minor office surgery
  • Handle basic medical office functions including coding, insurance, and practice finances
  • Sterilize and sanitize equipment
  • Obtain and record vital signs
  • Prepare patients for examinations
  • And much more

This program is offered virtually, with labs at our Miller Park Way Center in Milwaukee.

Meet Rebecca

Learn more about our program director Rebecca Hice. She explains why she chose the healthcare profession and more about our Medical Assistant program.  

What to Expect

Upon graduation, students have found work in doctor offices and/or clinics in many specialties, including Pediatrics, Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Urgent Care, and OB.  Medical Assistants can also work in the lab doing venipuncture and/or with insurance companies.

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