What to be a Medical Assistant or Clinical Assistant?

Over the next several years, careers in the medical field are expected to grow at a very fast rate. A degree or certificate in Medical Assisting will provide you with a solid skill-set to become a vital member of the healthcare profession.

Why Should I Become a Medical Assistant?

Whether you’ve always dreamed of working in the medical field or have just recently started thinking about a health care career, becoming a medical assistant is a great place to start. U.S.News ranked medical assisting #18 in its list of Best Health Care Support Jobs and #81 in its 100 Best Jobs list, noting salary and future job growth among the job’s positive attributes.

Whether you want to work in a physician's office or in a hospital outpatient clinic, the potential to obtain either a certification or degree is right here. You can work in the clinical areas with direct patient care and/or office administration.

Contact us and lets see how you can get started. This program is based at the Centennial Campus on South Academy Blvd.

What will I study?

The field of Medical Assisting is expanding in Colorado faster than average and hospitals and healthcare clinics are beginning to hire more medical office staff & clinical assistance to fulfill these foundation roles.

At PPCC Medical Assistant or Clinical Office Assistant students will learn to assist with clinical and administrative functions as employees within the healthcare field.

Students will become familiar with the health care system, medical terminology, interpersonal relationships, applying medical clinical skills and assisting patients in their healthcare.

Students will also learn general pharmacology, clinical and laboratory skills, phlebotomy, an introduction to medical office management. Anatomy + Physiology + Pathophysiology (study of diseases) are also completed.

Contact us and lets see how we can help you obtain your career goals!

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Example Classes I Might Take

Teaches the anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology and drug therapy of the immune, musculoskeletal, and digestive systems. A discussion of pediatric implications as they relate to clinical physiology will also be covered. Students may take MOT 125, MOT 133 and MOT 135 in any order, but all three courses must be completed to meet the Basic Medical Sciences requirement.
Develops skills one can apply to a variety of technical documents. Focuses on principles for organizing, writing, and revising clear, readable documents for industry, business, and government.
Provides supervised placement in contracted facility for guided experience in application of knowledge and skill acquired in the classroom. The student assists with a variety of business and clinical procedures. Positions are non-paid due to CAAHEP requirement. Student must have permission by program coordinator to begin internship.

Career Options

Degrees in Medical Assistant or Certification as a Clinical Office Assistant allows you to perform job duties in a medical clinic or office, such as taking vitals up to assisting in minor surgical procedures.

  • Medical Assistant
  • Urgent care clinical assistant
  • Ambulatory care clinical assistant
  • Degree option: Medical Office Manager

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