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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

 Degrees

 
 

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.

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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.             

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Certificates

Medical Assisting

39 credits
(2-3 semesters)

Offered at: Boulder County, Larimer 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.

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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.

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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 by semester.

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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. See all statistics.

  • 97.7% of employers of our graduates have been satisfied with their performance on the job.
  • 97.2% of our graduates are satisfied with their education.
  • 80.7% of our graduates work in medical assisting or related field.
  • 80.8% of our medical assisting students complete the program and graduate.

Program Accreditation

The Medical Assistant Certificate Program at the Larimer and Westminster Campuses have a site visit scheduled for pursuing initial accreditation by CAAHEP.  This step in the process is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs  25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763 727-210-2350 www.caahep.org

Annual Salaries

Jobs Entry Average Experienced
Medical Assistant $27,568
$35,256
$39,100
Medical Administrative Assistant $25,760
$37,709 $43,684
Medical Billing Specialist $30,287
$40,549
$45,679

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Occupational Statistics Survey (2017)

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