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  • Medical Assisting
  • Fast Facts

    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

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  • Career Information
    This 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 Faculty
    The Medical Assistant Program is new to Pueblo Community College. Our faculty members have hands-on experience in medical assisting.  

    Our Cutting Edge Facility
    PCC 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, including prescription marijuana) will not be allowed entrance or re-entrance into a Health or Public Safety program.