Department ChairKathy MaurelloHealth Sciences BuildingRoom 012719-549-3170Kathy.Maurello@pueblocc.edu
Southwest Colorado Community CollegeDianne Doerfer 970-564-6212 Dianne.Doerfer@pueblocc.edu
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical assistants is expected to grow at a rate of 31 percent between 2010 and 2020 – that’s 17 percent faster than average!
Program Start Term: Fall Semester
Award: AAS, Certificate
Average Class Size: 18-20
Program Length: 3 Semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer)
Part-Time or Full-Time: Full-Time
Course Availability: Day Classes
Program Locations: Pueblo, Mancos
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Career InformationThis program prepares students to take the RMA national exam and work in a variety of clinics, doctor's offices, and specialty clinics. The median annual salary is $29,910.
What Will I Learn?The Medical Assistant program prepares the student to work in the front and back office of a medical practice. You will perform clinical duties such as drawing blood, giving patient injections, autoclaving equipment, and administering various lab tests including urinalysis and pregnancy tests. Medical Assistants play a key role in gathering vital information for the provider, and working with different insurance companies on a regular basis. Students will also gain skills in medical office administration and financial management, medical terminology, and medical billing and coding procedures. Students will have one clinical rotation and a test prep course to prepare students for the Registered Medical Assistant national examination.
Our Experienced FacultyThe Medical Assistant Program is new to Pueblo Community College. Our faculty members have a combined 31 years of hands-on experience in medical assisting and medical office management.
Our Cutting Edge FacilityPCC offers students the opportunity to learn on state-of-the-art equipment such as an EKG machine, modern examination tables, and training devices and equipment. Our facilities are housed in a clean learning environment.
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) will not be allowed entrance or re-entrance into a Health or Public Safety program.
If you’re an organized person with great listening skills and an ability to solve problems, then becoming a Medical Assistant may be a great career choice for you! This program will allow you to get involved in the rapidly growing healthcare industry, working hands-on with the community and patients.