Medical Assistant Requirements and Application

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From submitting your application to admission to registration, Northwood Tech is available to help guide you through the admissions process. To help you successfully complete this program, Northwood Tech has developed a set of program requirements and functional ability criteria. For students with a disability, reasonable accommodations are available to help you be successful in the program of your choice. 


2020-21

Admission Requirements

The first step to get admitted is to fill out a Northwood Tech application, and Northwood Tech will guide you from there. If you're not quite ready to become a student, visit a campus to get the full Northwood Tech experience. A campus tour will give you the opportunity to meet staff, instructors and students, tour the campus and get a real feel for the campus culture. 

Please refer to the 2021-22 Requirements & Application page for FY22 Medical Assistant additional program information.

Program-Specific Requirements

  • Submit Background Check fee

  • Have an acceptable Wisconsin Caregiver Background Check, National Criminal Background Check, Minnesota Caregiver Background Check (if applicable), and other states, if applicable (required at program start and prior to practicum)

  • Pass a physical exam, have current immunizations, and demonstrate negative status for tuberculosis (Tb)

  • Possess current certification of First Aid and “CPR for Healthcare Providers” or equivalent

  • Review and sign Nursing and Allied Health Division Confidentiality Statement

  • Attend a mandatory program orientation session

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Medical Assistant Student Handbook Academic Year 2020-2021

Agreement for Clinical-Student Signature

Professionalism-Student Signature

Medical Assistant Orientation- Spring 2021

MA Orientation dates have completed for the academic year 2020-21. Please refer to the 2021-22 Requirements & Application page for updated information.

Medical Assistant Withdrawal

  • Instructions for Withdrawal from MA Core Courses 
    • If you are at this webpage, it means your MA Academic Advisor has been notified that you dropped your MA course (509-xxx) courses.
      • If you are withdrawing from your MA core (509-xxx) courses, the MA program would like to gather data regarding your decision to withdraw.  This data is useful in the MA planning process.  Thank you for providing this information.
      • Please carefully review the Withdrawal from the MA Program form.  You may complete the form electronically and email to janel.ouimette@northwoodtech.edu or print and mail this form within one month of your exiting the program to the following address:
        • Janel Ouimette
        • Northwood Tech
        • 1900 College Dr
        • Rice Lake WI  54868
      • If you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact Janel Ouimette, MA Program Director, at janel.ouimette@northwoodtech.edu or 800/243-9482 x5295.

Technology Requirements

If using Macintosh or Linux based computers, coursework must be submitted using your Office365 tools provided with your Northwood Tech email account. It is important to verify with your Program Faculty if non-Windows based computers are acceptable in the program.

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Contact

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Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Tia Dietz

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5220

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Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195

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New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339

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Superior Admissions Contact

Mary Glad

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243

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