Female Medical Assistant student in Moraine Park Nursing lab

Want to change careers? Need direction in life? So did Gena Winter.

“I hit a point in my life where I wanted a career change. I was focused on finding a job that would best suit my family time and yet something that I would really enjoy doing on a daily basis. I didn’t know where to turn so I made an appointment with an MPTC counselor.  After reviewing my interest, she pointed me to the Medical Assistant program where I fell in love with it. With my kids being active in school and sports, I was able to take most of my classes at night or online at MPTC. The training and education itself was a short period of time.”

There is such a variety in this field. You can work with any kind of doctor in any kind of practice and I am learning something new every day.  I enjoy working directly with our patients and providers and having that close contact and communication with them. Being a Medical Assistant has been both meaningful and rewarding. Words cannot describe how happy I am with my career choice.”    -Gena Winter CMA (AAMA)

Are you interested in the Medical Assistant Program at Moraine Park? Coming in June 2018, we will be bringing back our Medical Assistant Cohort Program which provides students with the opportunity to get their Medical Assistant Technical Diploma in one school year!

What makes the cohort program different?

  1. Smaller class size
  2. Program is completed in one year
  3. Mandatory, built in lab time to assist with homework and skills
  4. Schedule designed to have your courses offered in the best order for success
  5. Schedule stays the same for entire year – allows for work/life balance and planning
  6. One main instructor for consistency and strong relationships
  7. Cohort model allows support and comfort level with your classmates – you are in classes with the same students for the entire year
  8. Fabulous success data – all students in graduated, passed their certification exam, and are working in their field!

For more information on Moraine Park’s Medical Assistant Program, click HERE.

You can also visit the AAMA website to learn more about the rewarding Medical Assistant profession.

Written by Brenda Raad
Associate Dean of Health