Medical Assistant

Chippewa Valley Technical College Medical Assistant Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assistant Program at Chippewa Valley Technical College equips students with a comprehensive skill set in both administrative and clinical tasks in health care.

Skills Taught:

  • Administrative Tasks: Includes appointment scheduling, billing, and coding procedures.
  • Clinical Skills: Covers performing EKGs, injections, wound care, and basic diagnostic testing.
  • Patient Care: Involves vital signs monitoring, assisting with examinations, phlebotomy skills, and specimen collections.
  • Laboratory Procedures: Includes basic laboratory testing and electronic health record management.
  • Communication Skills: Emphasizes enhancing communication skills to interact effectively with patients.

Program Features:

  • Clinical Practicum: Engages students in applying administrative, clinical, and laboratory duties under supervision.
  • Credit Transfer: Allows credits from the Clinical Assistant technical diploma to be applied toward the Medical Assistant program.
  • Certification: Eligibility to take the Certified Medical Assistant exam upon program completion.
  • Accreditation: Program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Tuition: How Much Does Chippewa Valley Technical College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

From Chippewa Valley Technical College's website

The Medical Assistant program at Chippewa Valley Technical College has an estimated total program cost of $6,342. This cost is broken down into two terms, with Term 1 costing $2,846 and Term 2 costing $2,806. In addition to tuition, students should anticipate additional costs for books ($565) and for obtaining a license, certificate, or credential ($125). Please note that these costs are estimates and actual costs may vary.

Program Length: How Long Is Chippewa Valley Technical College's Medical Assisting Diploma Program?

The program length for the Medical Assistant Technical Diploma at Chippewa Valley Technical College is one year.

From Chippewa Valley Technical College's website

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About Chippewa Valley Technical College

Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) is a public institution located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, serving an 11-county area. With over 110 programs, 37 certificates, and 16 apprenticeships, CVTC offers a wide range of technical and professional education options. 

CVTC's programs are designed to address the needs of the local workforce, with a focus on in-demand fields such as health care, technology, and skilled trades.

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