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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Medical Assisting Checklist

Gainful Employment Information

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. 


Start Date End Date Days Time Status


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


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

Program Cost


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Earning Potential

Occupation Projected Job Growth 2014-2024 10% Wage 25% Wage Median Wage 90% Wage
Medical Assistant 35% 13.09/hr ($27,230/yr)

15.12/hr ($31,460/yr)

17.18/hr ($35,720/yr)

22.75/hr ($47,310/yr)

Wage information is based on the O*NET Online Occupational Database and Career One Stop for the Denver Metro Area. Entry-level employees can expect wages between the 10% and 25% rates in the first 1-3 years in a job. The 90% Wage is typical of someone who has been working in the occupation for 7 years or more. 

*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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