Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant

Are you looking to thrive in a health care career? Gain the foundation you need with Gateway’s nationally accredited Medical Assistant technical diploma,  and prepare to enter the ever-evolving medical field as a medical office assistant. Study hands-on with real-world equipment to master patient-focused work like taking vital signs, drawing blood and giving injections as well as office tasks like scheduling, coding and using electronic records.

  • Start a medical office assistant career in as little as nine months by studying full-time on the Elkhorn, Kenosha or Racine campus. 
  • Hybrid format with multiple online courses lets you learn on your time, making it easier to get your degree.
  • Study in medical assistant courses with faculty whose clinical experience as Certified or Registered Medical Assistants includes nursing, laboratory medicine, respiratory therapy, administration and transcription.
  • Use the latest real-world technology, such as EKG machines, venipuncture equipment and actual lab test kits in classes that feature simulated learning environments to prepare you for medical assistants’ everyday work. 
  • Gain hands-on experience employers want with a practicum where you’ll gain 160 hours of clinic experience with a wide range of possible job responsibilities.
  • Get certified. Take the American Medical Technologists RMA exam after graduating from the program, which could lead to higher earning potential. 
Program Credits



Elkhorn Campus, Kenosha Campus, Racine Campus

Financial Aid Eligible


Estimated Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $5,716
Books & Supplies: $2,404

Start Dates

Fall, Spring, Summer

Salary Outlook


Career Opportunities: Certified Medical Assistant, Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Career Pathway

Career Pathways are designed to help you reach your educational goals and explore college and career options. Pathways are made up of related certificates, diplomas and degrees that build on common skills and knowledge. You can begin at any point on the Career Pathway and customize your pathway to fit your goals. View the pathway for your area of interest.