Medical Assistant student checking blood pressure of patient

Medical Assistant

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.

Degree & Certificate Offerings for Medical Assistant Program

Program Information

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


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