The goal of the Blackhawk Technical College Medical Assistant Program is to prepare competent, entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
The following program requirements must be met:
- Obtain minimum scores or successful completion of the designated courses with a grade of C or better.
- Writing Requirement: COMPASS 70, ACT English 16, 10.5 TABE OR Written Communication (801-195)
- Reading Requirement: COMPASS 80, ACT Reading 16, 10.5 TABE OR Medical Terminology (501-101)
- Math Requirement: COMPASS (Pre-Algebra) 40, ACT Math 16, TABE 8.9 OR Pre-Algebra (834-109)?
Program co-requisite: CPR and First Aid for health professionals (must be completed prior to Medical Assistant Practicum). The standard for promotion in the Medical Assistant program requires a “C” in all courses. Satisfactory completion of all on-campus courses and a physical examination are required before externship. Note: A caregiver background check is required.
Students may also elect to talk to their counselors regarding taking associate degree courses that may substitute for the Technical Diploma courses.
The Medical Assistant (MA) program is offered at both the Janesville and Monroe campuses. Due to scheduling differences and timing of the externship component, students must register for all required MA classes at one campus location only.