Medical Assistant, AAS
The goal of WATC’s Medical Assistant program is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and effective (behavioral) learning domains. The Medical Assistant program provides the education and experience necessary to function in doctor’s offices and clinics under the supervision of a physician. Graduates perform front-office (administrative) and back-office (clinical) duties. Graduates of the program may take the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) national certification examination to become certified medical assistants. Students can round off their educational experience by completing 21 credits of general education courses in five areas of study including mathematics, natural and social sciences, English and communications, plus an advanced technical course for an associate of applied science degree. Students may request consideration for advanced placement by submitting an official transcript of coursework. This program does not offer credit for experiential learning.
There are also physical and environmental requirements for this program.
WATC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 • Chicago, IL 60604
www.ncahlc.org • 800.621.7440
The Medical Assistant program is approved by the Kansas Board of Regents. The Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Medical Assisting Education Review Board.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Medical Assisting Education Review Board (maerb.org)
American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1575
Chicago, IL 60606
Students interested in this program are eligible to apply for federal financial aid.