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Is a bachelor's degree your goal? Our two-year associate degrees (A.A., A.S.) are guaranteed to transfer to four-year public schools in Colorado.

Need skills? Our technical degrees (A.A.S.) and certificates launch you into a career. Some certificates can be completed in just one semester!

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Medical Assisting & Medical Office Technology

Do you enjoy helping people with their health care goals and needs? Front Range Community College offers a variety of medical assistant programs and training. Whether you want to assist with exams, administer medication or implement billing best practices, our medical assistant classes and medical office training will give you the hands-on experience and knowledge needed to succeed. 

Medical Assisting Program Success

On average for the last five years, the graduates of the FRCC Medical Assisting program at the Boulder County Campus have been satisfied and successful.

medical assisting program success information 

  • 95.7% of employers of our graduates have been satisfied with their performance on the job.
  • 97.6% of our graduates are satisfied with their education.
  • 78.3% of our medical assisting students complete the program and graduate.
  • 81.6% of our graduates work in medical assisting or related field.

Medical Assisting Degree

A.A.S. in
Medical Assisting

60-62 credits
(4 semesters)

Offered at: Boulder County

This degree prepares you to work in the clinical and administrative functions of the health care system. All students become familiar with the law and ethics of the health care system and medical terminology and complete an internship at a local health care facility. Clinical skills include assisting with patient intake, physical examinations, diagnostic tests and treatment procedures, including administration of medications and first aid.

Medical Assisting degree: See required courses and descriptions.

See admission requirements.

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of the Medical Assisting Degree, you will be able to:

  1. Understand the anatomy & physiology, pathophysiology and identify medications, their application and adverse reactions applied to major body systems.
  2. Understand the legal aspects of medical records and establish a personal & professional code of ethics.
  3. Develop a basic understanding of MS Office.
  4. Understand the Electronic Health Record.
  5. Understand and translate medical terminology including abbreviations and use in medical records.
  6. Understand the bookkeeping systems, financial reports and coding systems in a medical office.
  7. Understanding of medical records, front desk activities and office management.
  8. Demonstrate basic routine laboratory skills for collection, handling and examination of laboratory specimens.
  9. Perform activities associated with aiding a physician with clinical duties.
  10. Collaborate with supervised Medical Assistant Internship in a contracted facility.
  11. Prepare for the national exam

Medical Office & Billing Degree

A.A.S. in
Medical Office & Billing

60-62 credits
(4 semesters)

Offered at: Boulder County

This degree prepares you to work in a medical office/billing specialist role in a health care facility. Skills are developed in medical account management, computer applications, written communication, medical office procedures, financial management, insurance billing, International Classification of Diseases - 10th (ICD-10) Edition, and Physicians Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding and transcribing medical reports.

Medical Office & Billing degree: See required courses and descriptions.

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of the Medical Office & Billing Degree, you will be able to:

  1. Understand the anatomy & physiology, pathophysiology and identify medications, their application and adverse reactions applied to major body systems.
  2. Understand the legal aspects of medical records and establish a personal & professional code of ethics.
  3. Develop a basic understanding of MS Office.
  4. Understand the Electronic Health Record.
  5. Understand and translate medical terminology including abbreviations and use in medical records.
  6. Understanding of personal computers including the operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
  7. Understanding of medical records, front desk activities and office management.
  8. Learn the basic elements of accounting including analysis and recording of transactions.
  9. Perform basic patient care, vital signs, and safety procedures.
  10. Experience with supervised Administrative Internship in a contracted facility.
  11. Experience with supervised Billing Specialist Internship in a contracted facility.
  12. Understand the bookkeeping systems, financial reports and coding systems in a medical office.

Certificates

Medical Assisting

39 credits
(2 semesters)

Offered at: Boulder County, Larimer, Prospect, and Westminster

This certificate 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.

Medical Assisting certificate: See required courses and descriptions.

See admission requirements for each campus.

Medical Office Specialist

31 credits
(2 semesters)

Offered at: Boulder County

This certificate program prepares you to work as a medical office specialist in a health care facility. Skills are developed in computer applications, written communication, medical office procedures, financial management, insurance billing, transcribing medical reports and coding using the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) and Physicians Current Procedural Terminology (CPT). In addition, students learn basic human anatomy, physiology and disease conditions.

Medical Office Specialist certificate: See required courses and descriptions. 

Medical Billing Specialist

29 credits
(2 semesters)

Offered at: Boulder County

This certificate program prepares you to work in an administrative role as a medical insurance billing specialist. Skills are developed in medical account management, health care coding and billing for reimbursement.

Medical Billing Specialist certificate: See required courses and descriptions.

 

Annual Salaries

Jobs Entry Average Experienced
Medical Assistant $28,426
$36,182
$40,061
Medical Administrative Assistant $30,027
$38,893 $43,325
Medical Billing Specialist $30,961
$41,058
$46,107

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Occupational Statistics Survey (2018)

Program Accreditation

The Medical Assistant Certificate programs at the Boulder County Campus, Larimer Campus and Westminster Campus are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health and Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210 - 2350

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