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.

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. The program does not meet requirements in other states. 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.
 

Degree & Certificate Offerings for Medical Assistant Program

Medical Assistant Certificate

Award/Program Credits
40

Medical Assistant, AAS

Award/Program Credits
61

Program Information

Location
Pueblo Campus
Durango Site
Pathway
Health Professions
Awards
Certificate, AAS
Course Availability
Day
Program Start
Fall
Program Length
3 Semesters

Contact

MA Apprenticeship Coordinator
Brenda Wallerstedt
719-549-3318
Brenda.Wallerstedt@pueblocc.edu 

Department Chair
Kathy Maurello
719-549- 3170
Kathy.Maurello@pueblocc.edu