Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree, AAS, Certificate, CER
Pathway: Medical Sciences
More Options: Classroom Based, Remote Real-Time, Online, Hybrid
Program Length: 4 semesters
Location: Centennial, Center for Healthcare Education and Simulation
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$38,460 / yr
The demand for Medical Assisting has increased by 29% per year and is expected to continue to increase dramatically. Additionally, hospitals are shifting toward hiring more graduates with a Medical Assisting degree.
Source: Colorado Bureau of Labor Statistics
Upon graduating with the Medical Office Technology degree over 90% of our students get jobs in the industry.
PPSC Employment Data
Introduces student to the study and application medico-legal concepts in medical careers. This course seeks to establish a foundation for ethical behavior and decision making in health professions.
Provides an overview of pharmacology language, abbreviations, systems of measurement and conversions. The Controlled Substances Act, prescriptions, forms of medications, patient care applications, drug classifications/interactions, and safety in drug therapy and patient care are presented. Information regarding the measurement of medications, dosage calculations, routes of administration, and commonly prescribed drugs in the medical office is provided.
Provides hands on experience with the basic clinical skills required for assisting with patient care in an ambulatory setting.
Provides students with the opportunity to supplement coursework with practical work experience related to their educational program. Students work under the immediate supervision of experienced personnel at the business location and with the direct guidance of the instructor.view in catalog
You will be able to:
General Education Courses
Total Credit Hours: 15
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