Medical Assistant | Western Technical College

Medical Assistant

Technical Diploma

Program Number: 



Financial Aid Eligible

Typical Start: 

Fall, Spring

As a medical assistant (MA), you would be an indispensable member of a healthcare team, directly assisting a physician or RN. This program prepares you for an active role in providing care-assisting with examinations, carrying out select medical and diagnostic procedures, collecting specimens, and performing routine laboratory tests.

The program focuses on laboratory and clinical procedures, insurance and finance, medical terminology, and skills to keep a medical office running smoothly. You'll also get valuable on-the-job experience. Graduates become medical assistants, laboratory assistants, phlebotomists, insurance clerks, and electrocardiogram technicians in a variety of medical settings.

Read our blog to get a glimpse into a day in the life of a Medical Assistant.

For information about Western’s Medical Assistant program retention and pass rates, please click here.

To view the Medical Assistant program’s required disclosure on professional licensure, please click here.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Medical Assistant

This program will cost about $4,596* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, view the Tuition page or Cost of Attendance document.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Medical Assistant 2020-2021 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates Responding26
Employed in Related Occupation16
Employed in Non-related Occupations1
Seeking Employment1
Continuing Education6
Not in Labor Market2

Salary Data - Related Employment

Part TimeFull Time
Average Hours Per Week39
Median Hourly Wage$16.50
Hourly Wage Range$16.00-$17.60
Median Annual Salary$34,109

Respondents in Related Occupations

  • Certified Medical Assistant, Medical Assistant, Medical Assistant CMA, Office of Access Management

Career Opportunities

Certified Medical Assistant
Medical Assistant
Registered Medical Assistant

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • 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

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee
High School or GED/HSED Transcript

Additional Requirements

To enroll in the Medical Assistant program, first apply for admission to the College, then read the program’s Technical Standards and complete a background check. You can find links to these documents below. 

Software and Technology

Most of Western’s classes require the use of a personal computer or laptop, standard software, internet access, and other technology-related items.

If you do not have a personal computer or laptop, or if the one you have does not meet the following criteria, resources may be available. Submit a Student Resource Request using our online form.

Computer/Laptop Hardware

  • Smartphones are not recommended for completing assignments.
  • Chromebooks are not recommended due to issues with installing software that is needed for classes, such as Office 365.
  • Web camera with microphone (usually built into newer laptops or can be purchased separately) is necessary for online participation.

Software Needs

For detailed specifications, please review Technology and Software Recommendations for Most Classes on Western’s IT Knowledgebase.

Campus Resources

Need Assistance?

  • Contact the Learning Commons! The staff are happy to answer questions, provide individualized assistance, and direct you to other supports as needed.


The Medical Assistant program at Western Technical College 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 Programs
9355 – 113th St. N. #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

Additional Information

Our Health and Public Safety programs are required to report additional information to prospective students, including certification exams, licensure, program completion rates, etc. You can find this information in the documents/links below:

Program Contact

Julie Czaplewski
Program Chair, Medical Assistant

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