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Campus: Boulder County Campus, Larimer Campus, and Westminster Campus

Medical Assistant Certificate

This certificate is currently known as "Medical Assisting". It has been requested to be retitled to "Medical Assistant". This award will undergo review by the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), and  the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for the title change requested. Upon final ED approval, this statement will be removed and a note placed in our Catalog Addendum noting the date of the approved title change.

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your certificate and should be completed in the order listed. This program functions as cohorts starting fall semester of each academic year at the Boulder County Campus, Larimer Campus, and Westminster Campus. Only the Westminster Campus has a cohort that starts every Summer semester. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Program Director or Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a one-year (two semester) Certificate in Medical Assistant and enter the workforce. Students explore the administrative and clinical skills required in health care settings. This certificate is designed to prepare individuals for a career 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 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.

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
HPR 138Intro to Medical Terminology

1

HPR 232Disease Process and Treatment

5

MAP 110Medical Office Administration

4

MAP 150Pharmacology for Medical Assistants

3

Total Credit Hours:13

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAP 138Medical Assisting Laboratory

4

MAP 140Medical Assisting Clinical Skills

4

MAP 183Medical Assistant Internship

4

MAP 189Review for Medical Assistant National Exam

1

Total Credit Hours:13
 

Total Credit Hours: 26