Campus: Boulder County Campus

Medical Assisting - Associate of Applied Science Degree

This area of study is designed to prepare individuals to work in ambulatory health care facilities in both the administrative and clinical areas. Administrative skills are developed in the areas of medical office procedures, written communications, financial management, insurance billing, International Classification of Diseases - 10th (ICD-10) Edition, and Physicians Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding. Clinical skills include assisting with patient intake, physical examinations, diagnostic tests, and treatment procedures including administration of medications and first aid.

The Medical Assistant Program at Front Range Community College working with all communities of interest, will provide quality outcomes based on education and training in a secure environment conducive to learning in the cognitive (knowledge), affective (behavior), and psychomotor (skills) learning domains. Instruction more specifically includes basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical law and ethics, medical office procedures, and clinical diagnostic, examination, testing, and treatment procedures.

- Complete assessment testing. Students who place into ENG 121 (or above) and MAT 107 (or above) may begin taking this program of study. 

- Complete online background check and drug test as directed by Program Director. See http://cccs.castlebranch.com

- Possess the ability to sufficiently speak and understand English and to comprehend verbal communication of English speaking clients.

- Complete all courses for the degree or certificate with a grade of "C" or better.

- Complete a health summary with documented immunization records. The health summary needs to be completed during the final semester. The health summary is provided by the Program Director.

- Possess a current CPR/First Aid certification or complete the American Heart Health Care Provider course and receive a 2-year recommended renewal date. The recommended renewal date must not expire prior to completion of the internship semester.

- Show evidence of high school graduation or GED in order to take National Certification exams for Medical Assisting students.

Requirements

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
HPR 106Law and Ethics for Health Professions

2

HPR 119Computers in Health Care

2

HPR 208Medical Record Terminology

2

MAP 110Medical Office Administration

4

MAP 120Medical Office Financial Management

4

MOT 125Basic Medical Sciences I

3

MOT 133Basic Medical Sciences II

3

MOT 135Basic Medical Sciences III

3

MAP 138Medical Assisting Laboratory

4

MAP 140Medical Assisting Clinical Skills

4

MAP 150Pharmacology for Medical Assistants

3

MAP 183Medical Assistant Internship

4

MAP 189Review for Medical Assistant National Exam

1

Total Credit Hours:39

Electives

Select 6-8 credits from below:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 101Fundamentals of Accounting

3

ACC 245Computerized Accounting with a Professional Package

3

BUS 115Introduction to Business

3

BUS 216Legal Environment of Business

3

BUS 217Business Communication and Report Writing

3

BUS 226Business Statistics

3

HIT 105Principles of Healthcare Reimbursement

3

HPR 101Customer Service in Healthcare

2

Total Credit Hours:6-8

General Education Requirements

English

Select one course (3 credits) from below:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I

3

ENG 122English Composition II

3

ENG 131Technical Writing I

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Communication

Select one course (3 credits) from below:

Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 125Interpersonal Communication

3

or

SPA 101Conversational Spanish I

3

or higher

Total Credit Hours:3

Computer Technology

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 118Introduction to PC Applications

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 107Career Mathematics

3

or higher

Total Credit Hours:3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
PSY 101General Psychology I

3

or higher

Total Credit Hours:3

Required General Education Courses

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 60-62

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