Medical Assisting Professional

The medical assisting program is designed to prepare you as a health career professional, assisting physicians/providers in various medical and business settings. It is recommended that you take a course in or have proficiency in working with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Outlook. Transfer credits are accepted from qualifying educational institutions; however, MOT 126, MAP 138, MAP 140, MOT 181, MOT 182, MAP 183, and MOT 184 are required to be taken at Red Rocks Community College. Some skills courses and internships require proof of immunizations. All program students, at their own cost, must complete and pass a criminal background check and health/drug screen a minimum of 60 days prior to enrolling in internships by using the current RRCC-approved background check and drug screen program. These background/drug tests are only good for one year. Immunizations, background check/drug screen, physician approval, and CPR are required of all Medical Assisting students prior to internship. Internship must be taken within four months of completion of the final advanced skills course MAP 140. A minimum grade of C must be achieved for all program-required courses to proceed to internship and graduate with a certificate or degree. You should consult with the Medical Assisting Director or refer to the website to ensure proper sequencing of courses and other educational options. Most MOT/MAP courses are not offered in the summer semester. Program completion time ranges from 2 ½ semesters to two years. If your completion is significantly greater than this, you may be asked to retake courses for proper skill abilities prior to internship. At the completion of the program, you are required to take the national certification exam (AAMA) to become a Certified Medical Assistant.

You will be asked to have a watch, a personal BP cuff/stethoscope and scrubs for this program.


Medical Assisting

Degree: Associate of Applied Science

Medical Assisting