From welding to philosophy, FRCC has a program for you.

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.

Select a campus to see what programs are offered there.  Click on a program name for required classes, contacts, starting salaries, and more.

Medical Assisting & Medical Office Technology

A.A.S. in
Medical Office
Technology

60-62 credits
(4 semesters)

Offered at: Boulder County

This A.A.S. 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.

See medical office technology course descriptions.

For this degree you choose a specialization from two areas. See required courses for each area:

See program admission requirements.

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.

Medical Assisting certificate: See required courses.

See gainful employment information.

Learn more about the Boulder County Campus program.

Learn more about the Larimer Campus program.

See admission requirements for the Westminster Campus program.

Medical Office Specialist

31 credits
(2 semesters)

Offered at: Boulder County

This certificate program prepares you to work in an administrative/secretarial role 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-9) and Physicians Current Procedural Terminology (CPT). In addition, students learn basic human anatomy, physiology and disease conditions.

Medical Administrative Assisting certificate: See required courses by semester.

See certificate requirements.

See gainful employment information.

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.

See certificate requirements.

See gainful employment information.

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.

  • 100% of employers of our graduates have been satisfied with their performance on the job.
  • 97.5% of our graduates are satisfied with their education.
  • 81.4% of our graduates work in medical assisting or related field.
  • 79% of our medical assisting students complete the program and graduate.

Annual Salaries

Jobs Entry Average Experienced
Medical Assistant $27,316
$34,515
$38,114
Medical Administrative Assistant $28,475
$38,021 $42,794
Medical Billing Specialist $30,312
$40,387
$45,425

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Occupational Statistics Survey (2016)

Learn more about employment and career pathways in this industry.

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