Finding the Pathway to Success

Graduate with family

Aurelio Rosas celebrates his May, 2017 graduation with family.

Aurelio Rosas knew it was time for a change and found great value in Moraine Park Technical College’s Medical Assistant program. “I enrolled in Moraine Park Technical College’s medical programs because I could obtain an affordable and valuable education in a short amount of time. Also, the hands-on learning and the one-to-one interaction with my instructors at Moraine Park was very important and appealing to me. You get to know the instructor and the instructor gets to know you rather than a four-year college where you are with 40-plus students, which can make it difficult to get the instructor’s attention or help.”

Graduating in May, 2017 with high honors and degree in medical assisting, he soon gained employment with a pediatric clinic in Beaver Dam where he had completed his clinical practicum. Aurelio continues to work with the clinic and reports a high level of satisfaction in his role but soon realized that advancing his medical assisting career was a goal he hoped to achieve.

Janet Bauer, Medical Assistant Instructor at the Beaver Dam campus, had worked with Aurelio and noticed his hard work and dedication. She encouraged him to consider the new Medical Office Management associate degree program, which had been developed as series of connected educational programs, established to enable individuals to secure  certification and obtain employment within the healthcare field while advancing to higher levels of future education and employment. In August, 2017 Aurelio decided that he would return to MPTC, continuing his education at MPTC by enrolling in the program Medical Office Management associate degree program.

Mary Vogl-Rauscher, Leadership Development Instructor, began working with Aurelio in his Leadership Development course and soon saw his potential. With support of his past and current instructors, Aurelio was nominated to represent Moraine Park Technical College as District Student Ambassador to the Wisconsin Technical College System, a role that requires the student to actively serve as a member of student government, advocate for Moraine Park and the Wisconsin Technical College System as a whole, assist with College activities and events and represent the student body within the community.

After interviewing for the role in February, he was notified of his selection and immediately shared the news with his instructors who have supported him along his career pathway.

Individuals lined up for an awards recognition.

Aurelio is presented with the WTCS District Ambassador Award on April 18th in Madison and poses with current and past instructors. Shown from left to right: Mary Vogl-Rauscher, Leadership Development Instructor and nominator; Janet Bauer, Medical Assistant Instructor; Aurelio Rosas and Bobbi Fields, Associate Dean of Business and IT.

If you are interested in learning more about the Medical Office Management associate degree or any of the certificates or technical diplomas in the career pathway (Administrative Medical Assistant, Medical Assistant, Medical Billing Specialist, Medical Office Specialist, Health Care Leadership Certificate) please contact an academic advisor to get started on your new career pathway!

• Carmen Bonlender, 920-924-3248 (Fond du Lac campus)
• Sherry Hackbarth, 920-887-4425 (Beaver Dam campus)
• Nathan Evrard, 262-335-5729 (West Bend Campus)

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Written by Bobbi Fields