CUW's Medical Assistant Certificate program is providing the help for those who want to help others.


As America’s population continues to grow and people are living longer, the increased demand for care for our growing and aging population is also on the rise. The need for professionals in the medical field continues to escalate.  One in-demand, popular Concordia University Wisconsin program available to our adult-aged learners is the Medical Assistant Certificate program.

The Medical Assistant Certificate program is 42 credits. It is offered as a cohort at CUW’s Beloit and Miller Park Way adult accelerated learning centers.   This is a 15-month program.  Students attend courses one day a week.  Each course lasts six weeks.  As a cohort, students move through the program together as a group.  Upon completion of one course, students immediately begin the next course the following week.  Students put their education to work when they spend the last six weeks of their MA program in a real-life medical setting practicum.  Many students are offered full-time careers at these sites after they demonstrate their MA knowledge.  A graduate from this program typically moves on to work at hospitals, physicians’ offices, or specialty clinics that include Pediatrics, Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Urgent Care, or OB.  Medical Assistants are also qualified to work at insurance companies.

Those who pursue the Medical Assistant Certificate program haven’t always worked in the medical field previously.   In fact, 85 percent of students joining the MA program are looking for a new career path! With a passion to help others, Medical Assistant students and graduates are dedicated servant leaders with an inherent passion to help others.

Students in the Medical Assistant Certificate program will learn about:

  • Recording patients’ medical history, vital statistics, and test results in the patients’ medical records.
  • Preparing treatment rooms for patient examinations and keeping the treatment rooms neat and clean.
  • Interviewing patients to obtain medication information.
  • Handling basic medical coding for insurance claims.
  • Administering medication and assisting with minor office surgery.

Since Concordia University Wisconsin is a faith-based university, students in CUW’s Medical Assistant Certificate program will also learn how to demonstrate and understand the ethical responsibilities in the health-care field from a Christian perspective.

Medical Assistant Certificate programs start soon – Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at Concordia’s Miller Park Way Center and Thursday, August 15, 2019, at the Beloit Center.

Interested? You still have time to enroll.  To find out more about CUW’s Medical Assistant Certificate program, contact Kathleen Siedenburg at the Beloit Center at 262-243-1866 or Kathleen.Siedenburg@cuw.edu or Nick DeLeon at the Miller Park Way Center at 414-647-2523 or Nicholas.DeLeon@cuw.edu .

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