Medical Assistant

Get Paid to Start your Career in Healthcare with an Apprenticeship

Learn more about our Medical Assisting Apprenticeship Program - Earn while you learn.


Hailey Adame
Medical Assisting Apprentice
Hailey Adame

As one of the first students to enroll in the Pueblo Community College medical assistant apprenticeship program, Hailey Adame is discovering the many benefits of earning while she learns.

Adame, 19, is a first-generation college student. She enrolled in a four-year school right after high school but discovered that wasn’t the right path for her.

What will I learn?

Medical assistants play a key role in gathering vital information for the provider and working with different insurance companies on a regular basis. PCC’s program prepares you to work in the front and back office of a medical practice. You will perform clinical duties such as drawing blood, giving patient injections, performing various lab tests, taking patient histories and measuring vital signs.

You will also gain skills in medical office administration and financial management, medical terminology, and medical billing and coding procedures. You will have one clinical rotation and a test prep course to prepare for the Registered Medical Assistant national examination.

Degree requirements
Total credits: 61
General education – 15 credits
Core curriculum – 40 credits
Electives – 6 credits


Marijuana Policy

THC (marijuana) is part of the required 10-panel drug screen prior to admittance into any Health Professions or Public Safety program at PCC. The passage of Amendment 64 in the State of Colorado, does not overrule Federal law, which states this is still an illegal substance. Students testing positive for THC (marijuana, including prescription marijuana) will not be allowed entrance or re-entrance into a Health or Public Safety program.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

The licensure requirements for Medical Assistant may differ between all 50 states and U.S. territories.  

Pueblo Community College (PCC) recommends each student visit Medical Assistant Licensing Boards - AAPA to identify the program requirements for each state in which you plan to live and practice.  

PCC can only guarantee that the requirements for the state of Colorado are met with our program.
Colorado Medical Assistant Certification 

PCC has not determined if the Medical Assistant meets applicable state requirements for the following states and territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

EO is the Law

Equal Opportunity Employment Pledge: Pueblo Community College will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX (INCLUDING PREGNANCY AND GENDER IDENTITY), SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENETIC INFORMATION, OR BECAUSE THEY ARE AN INDIVIDUAL WITH A DISABILITY OR A PERSON 40 YEARS OLD OR OLDER. Pueblo Community College will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.

Degree & Certificate Offerings for Medical Assistant Program

Medical Assistant Certificate

Award/Program Credits

Medical Assistant, AAS

Award/Program Credits

Program Information

Pueblo Campus
Durango Site
Health Professions
Certificate, AAS
Course Availability
Program Start
Program Length
3 Semesters


MA Apprenticeship Coordinator
Brenda Wallerstedt

Department Chair
Kathy Maurello
719-549- 3170