Exciting Changes to MPTC Medical Assistant Program

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Moraine Park Technical College Medical Assistant Program is excited to announce scheduling changes to our West Bend Cohort model. 

Students have asked for additional options and we listened. Yes we hear you!!  The improved cohort model will have the same great characteristics of students moving through the entire program at the same pace, with the same group, and at the same great location.  The big change is…….wait for it…..

The in-class commitment is now 2 days a week instead of 3!

Wait, what?  How did you remove an entire day from the program?   

Great question!  We will now be incorporating an online course into each semester to allow students flexibility in completing their coursework. The previous schedule had students coming to campus every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and while we know you all love seeing your fellow classmates and instructor three times a week, we also wanted to allow you to have more time for balance in your work, school and family life.

The new schedule will have you in class every Monday and Wednesday. Did we forget to mention the updates to our classroom, including more equipment and mock exam rooms? You need to check it out!

Our new schedule also helps to better align our courses to our program guidelines. You will be enrolled in courses where the content relates to each other at the same time. This allows for more comprehensive learning! I mean if you are learning about how the Digestive System works in Human Body it would be helpful to be learning the terminology in Medical Terminology in the same week, right?

Concerned about online learning? Rest assured that your time in class will allow for opportunities to receive additional resources and assistance with the completion of any online requirements. Your qualified instructors have taught it all and can offer assistance in any program course! We know now, more than ever, the importance of having qualified healthcare professionals in our community. The need to provide quality care will never change.

So, now is great of time as any to explore a career in healthcare and look into becoming a Medical Assistant. 

We cannot wait to have you join us! Still have more questions? Please feel free to reach out!

Erika Herriges, RN/BSN, MA/MO Instructor MPTC eherriges@morainepark.edu

Marisa Arnenson, MPTC Advisor marneson@morainepark.edu

Written by Erika Herriges