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 additional courses 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.
The Medical Coding Certificate of Completion program prepares students with the mechanics and tools for the submitting of electronic/paper insurance claim forms after applying current industry coding for medical office treatments and procedures.
Choose from an Associate of Applied Science, typically a 2-year program or a Technical Certificate, which is usually completed in a year or less. A Certificate of Completion option is also available to learn one specialized technique or discipline. Click the links below for course information, costs, average earning, placement rates and additional program information.
|Degree and Certificate Options|
|Associate of Applied Science, Medical Assisting||62 Credit Hours|
|Technical Certificate, Medical Assisting||49 Credit Hours|
|Associate of Applied Science, Medical Coding||60 Credit Hours|
|Technical Certificate, Medical Coding||37 Credit Hours|
|Certificate of Completion, Medical Coding||12 Credit Hours|
Admission Requirements & Additional Information
|Southside Center | 4501 E. 47th Street South, Wichita, KS 67210|
|To get started, new students may contact:Ebony Edmondson
|Current students may contact:Jeff Hagans
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 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 may be eligible to apply for federal financial aid.
Program Integrity – Gainful Employment
In accordance with 34 CFR 668.6(b), that requires institutions to disclose certain information about the programs to prospective students, please see: Gainful Employment.