Medical Assisting

Our Medical Assisting program prepares students for both the administrative and clinical procedures common in ambulatory care settings.

Students learn clinical procedures, including how to administer vaccinations, assist with minor surgical procedures, obtain vital signs, and perform phlebotomy and electro cardiograms (ECGs), as well as adminisrative duties like patient scheduling, medical coding, and financial procedures. 

Students who complete the program are prepared to take the Registered Medical Assistant Exam. Many Medical Assistants go on to other roles in healthcare, including becoming Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Registered Nurses (RN), and Physician's Assistants (PA). 

The Medical Assisting program costs approximately $6,221          Starting salary for medical assistants is $31,181 per year ($14.99 per hour)          The Medical Assisting program takes 6 months to complete

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Learn more about career advancement, licensing and credit transfering for Medical Assisting and other Health Science and Administration programs with our HSA Road Map.

2019–2020 Program Dates

Please note that end dates are approximate. Internship begins after end date.

Due to high program demand, some start dates may be on a waitlist. To be added to a waitlist, you will need to complete the admissions steps and meet with an advisor. 

Full-Time

Start Date End Date Days Time Status

8/19/2019

1/9/2020 (plus internship) M-Th 7:30am–4:00pm Closed

1/21/2020

5/28/2020 (plus internship) M-Th 7:30am–4:00pm Closed

 

2020–2021 Program Dates

Please note that end dates are approximate. Internship begins after end date.

Due to high program demand, some start dates may be on a waitlist. To be added to a waitlist, you will need to complete the admissions steps and meet with an advisor. 

Full-Time

Start Date End Date Days Time Status

8/17/2020

1/7/2021 (plus internship) M-Th 7:30am–4:00pm Standby

1/25/2021

6/8/2021(plus internship) M-Th 7:30am–4:00pm Open

 

Program Cost

 

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Earning Potential

Occupation Projected Job Growth 2014-2024 Entry Level   Mean Experienced
Medical Assistant 35% 14.99/hr ($31,181/yr)

 

18.00/hr ($37,435/yr)

19.50/hr ($40,563/yr)

Wage information is based on 2017 data from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Office of Labor Market Information

*Salary is not guaranteed and should be used as a guideline only. 

 

To what types of jobs do these skills apply?

  • EKG technician
  • Medical Assistant

 

What types of companies might hire me?

  • Clinical research
  • Hospital clinics
  • Medical clinics
  • Medical offices
  • Outpatient offices
  • Specialty medical offices
    • Cardiology
    • Dermatology
    • Endocrinology
    • Orthopedics
    • Surgery

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