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Medical Assisting

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 (FRCC) working with all communities of interest, will provide quality outcomes based 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.

All students must:

- 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 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.

The FRCC Boulder County Campus Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).  Accreditation is pending for new programs located on Larimer and Westminster campuses.    

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Hwy 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350     
www.caahep.org 

To view the most recent FRCC Annual Report (MAERB), please click here.