Medical Assistant Program

Join a fast-growing field with online courses and hands-on training in medical offices

Photo of CMC Medical Assistant student Andrea Nielsen working her clinicals at Glenwood Springs Medical Associates.Begin a career as a medical assistant and join a fast-growing career field! If you’re looking for a stable career with room for growth, plus the opportunity to help others, you’ve found it. And Colorado Mountain College has the hands-on training you need to become a standout.

A combination of online and on-campus courses, plus real-world training at local medical offices, this program will prepare you to perform routine administrative duties in a medical or clinical office environment. You’ll study the basics of anatomy and then interact with real medical personnel in a professional setting.

Convenient, career-focused training at Colorado Mountain College:

  • Online courses save you time and money
  • Flexible schedules and coursework for working students
  • Hands-on training and lab experience in real medical offices
  • Degree and certificate options available

It’s time to start working toward a rewarding career in the medical field. The Colorado Mountain College Medical Assistant Program will help you get started.


This program is offered at Edwards

What Do Medical Assistants Do?

Medical Assistants perform administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians, chiropractors and other health professionals running smoothly.

The tasks vary by office and specialty area. In smaller offices, Medical Assistants are usually generalists providing both administrative and clinical support. In larger practices, Medical Assistants often specialize in certain areas.

Administrative duties may include tasks such as scheduling and receiving patients, preparing and maintaining medical records, handling telephone calls and written correspondence, medical transcription, completing and submitting insurance claims and maintaining practice finances.

Clinical duties may include asepsis and infection control, taking patient histories and vital signs, performing first aid and CPR, preparing patients for  procedures, performing electrocardiograms (ECGs), assisting the physician with examinations and treatments, performing suture removal, collecting and processing specimens, performing selected lab and diagnostic tests, administering medications(injections) and drawing blood (venipuncture).

Students interested in Medical Assisting should have a sincere desire to work with patients directly in an outpatient setting and a sincere interest in wanting to help people maintain and improve their health.

What classes will I take?

See the full curriculum with class descriptions on the Colorado Mountain College online catalog.

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How much is tuition?

Don’t go deep into debt. Find your affordable education here! Colorado Mountain College tuition is one of the lowest in Colorado, and is lower than in-state tuition in many other states. See more tuition information and net price calculators.

Tuition Rates for this program

Status 100-200 Courses
per Credit Hour
100-200 Courses
per Semester*
In-District** $57 $855
In-State*** $107 $1,605
Out-of-State $373 $5,596

Special Tuition Rates at CMC

You may qualify for a significant tuition discount at Colorado Mountain College.

Status 100-200 Courses
per Credit Hour
100-200 Courses
per Semester*
Vets & Military Families $103 $1,545
CMC Service Area $103 $1,545
Western States (WUE) $150.75 $1,586.25

What information do I need to provide to apply?

  • A physical health exam with the Health History form completed, including documentation of immunizations is required prior to beginning program lab courses including; Hepatitis B, Varicella (chicken pox) or proof of having had the disease, MMR, Influenza and Tetanus.
  • A two-step TB test is required at least once per year prior to Internship
  • Current healthcare provider CPR certification prior to practicum
  • Proof of successful completion of a criminal background check prior to clinicals (form/instructions included in clinic manual)
  • Signed Technical Abilities form (instructor will provide)
  • CMC Worker’s Compensation form (instructor will provide)
  • CMC Liability Waiver (instructor will provide)
  • Successful Completion of 200 hour Internship.

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