MedicalAssistant

Medical Assistant Program Features

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.

Medical Coding

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.

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Accreditation

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

Students interested in this program are eligible to apply for federal financial aid.

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.

The five-year weighted average for Employer Satisfaction of the Technical Certificate in the Medical Assisting program at Wichita Area Technical College is 94.4%, based on the most recent Annual Report Form submitted to the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL  33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

Medical Assisting Education Review Board (maerb.org)
American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1575
Chicago, IL 60606
800-228-2262

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.