Get the Skills to Be a Professional Medical Assistant In Grand Junction

IntelliTec College Medical Assistant students practice administering a needle
If you like helping people and want a career in the medical field, training in IntelliTec’s Medical Assistant program could be a great fit for you

10.5 Month* Hands-On Medical Assistant Program in Colorado

Make use of your people-person skills and your passion for variety in a fulfilling career as a Medical Assistant.

As you gain hands-on training in the healthcare field, you’ll grow confident knowing you’ll have many opportunities to use your valuable skills as an important part of a medical team.

Next Start Date: Sep 30thMedical Assistant Grand Junction Intellitec College - Colorado Springs Campus 2315 East Pikes Peak Avenue Colorado Springs CO USA 80909

What Does a Medical Assistant Do?

Medical Assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. A certificate program that prepares you to become a Medical Assistant can provide you with a wide range of skills for any medical office setting, such as recording patient histories and other personal information, measuring vital signs, scheduling patient appointments, preparing blood samples for laboratory tests, and helping physicians with patient examinations.

Job Opportunities in Medical Assisting

Medical Assistants could find employment in the following settings:

  • Physician Offices
  • Laboratories
  • Family Practices
  • Physical Therapist Offices
  • Community Health Centers
  • Hospital Chiropractic Offices
  • Sports Medicine Facilities
  • and more!
Intellitec has given me the skills needed to do my job in the profession I am going into.
Amanda Rogers, IntelliTec Medical Assistant Program Graduate

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Salary Potential for Medical Assistants

IntelliTec College provides career-training programs for entry-level positions. Salaries vary depending on geographic location, economic conditions, and willingness to relocate. Salaries by occupation and specific location can be found here. National figures for labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy are available here. You can also visit the campus career services department to learn where IntelliTec College graduates work and the beginning salaries in their respective careers.

How Is the Job Outlook for the Next 10 Years?

According to the US Department of Labor, the increased aging baby-boom population and the number of people who have access to health insurance continues to grow the demand for preventive medical services provided by physicians. Physicians will need to hire more Medical Assistants to allow the physicians to see more patients and many facilities will need more support staff to perform administrative and clinical duties.

When Do Medical Assistants Usually Work?

Office hours are generally 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Some offices offer extended hours on weekdays and Saturdays. Evening, weekend, or holiday work may sometimes be required to cover shifts in medical facilities that are always open.

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Medical Assistant Certificate In Grand Junction

The Medical Assistant Certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as Medical Assistants in a variety of health care settings. Students learn the structure and function of the major bodily systems in conjunction with medical terminology, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, computers skills, administrative processes and the processing of medical insurance forms and claims. Graduates are prepared to sit for the AMT Registered Medical Assistant and Phlebotomist examinations for certification.

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Program length: 10.5 Months

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How will IntelliTec College prepare me for my Medical Assistant Career?

IntelliTec Medical Assistant program students will learn about the following:

  • Scheduling patients and maintaining medical records
  • Pharmacology drug classifications, drug calculations and administration
  • Identifying anatomy and physiology of the body’s systems
  • Care, treatment, and understanding of illnesses and injuries to the systems
  • Phlebotomy; blood pressure taking skills; injections and EKGs
  • CPR & First Aid knowledge and requirements
  • Electronic medical records application
  • Developing OSHA, HIPAA, and blood borne pathogen knowledge

Medical Assistant Program Gainful Employment Disclosures: Colorado Springs | Grand Junction | Pueblo

Here’s what you will learn in the Medical Assistant Certificate program:

Introduction to Medical Assisting Front Office

MAC-101 Introduction to Medical Assisting Front Office

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate and understand the administrative side of Medical Assisting. The student will obtain skills in scheduling patients, maintaining medical records, determine insurance coverage, prepare financial reports and correspondences, as well as have a working knowledge of medical coding.

Credit Hours: 7.0
Prerequisite(s): None

Digestive/Pharmacology/Pathology

MAC-102 Digestive/Pharmacology/Pathology

This course provides students with knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the digestive system. This course includes basic lab calculations as well as a comprehensive look at the principles of human organisms and diseases in the human body. Students should also have an understanding of CLIA while building on basic clinical skills.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): MAC-100, MAC-101

Musculoskeletal/Integumentary/Sensory/Psychology

MAC-103 Musculoskeletal/Integumentary/Sensory/Psychology

This course provides students with knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system, integumentary system, sensory system, and the nervous system. This course covers the care, treatment and understanding of illness, injury and diseases related to these systems. Students will also learn the psychological effects of health on patients. Students will also build on previously learned lab skills.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): MAC-100, MAC-101

Cardiovascular/Respiratory/Endocrine/Lymphatic/Immune

MAC-104 Cardiovascular/Respiratory/Endocrine/Lymphatic/Immune

This course provides students with knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, Respiratory System, Endocrine System, Lymphatic System, and Immune System. This course covers the care, treatment and understanding of illness, injury and diseases related to these systems. Students will also gain knowledge of minor surgery and instrument care. Students will also learn the psychological effects of health on patients. Students will also build on previously learned lab skills.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): MAC-100, MAC-101

Urinary/Reproductive/Pediatric Development/Geriatric Care

MAC-105 Urinary/Reproductive/Pediatric Development/Geriatric Care

This course provides students with knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the urinary system and the reproductive system. This course covers the care, treatment and understanding of illness, injury and diseases related to these systems as well as an understanding of human development from birth to death. Students will also gain knowledge of exam procedures and modality use. Students will also build on previously learned lab skills.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): MAC-100, MAC-101

Externship - Medical Assistant Certificate Program Externship

MAC-106 Externship – Medical Assistant Certificate Program Externship

Upon successful completion of all terms the medical assistant student will participate in a 160-hour externship at an approved facility. The externship will provide the student with an opportunity to apply principles and practices learned in the program. Externs work under the direct supervision of qualified personnel at their extern site as well as supervision by the school staff. Evaluations of the extern will be performed at 80 and 160 hour intervals. Completed evaluation forms become a permanent part of the student’s records. Students must successfully complete their externship to fulfill all requirements for graduation.

Credit Hours: 6.0
Prerequisite(s): All Courses

Is a Rewarding Career as a Medical Assistant Right for You? Get More Info…

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A helpful IntelliTec College Admissions Representative will be happy to answer any questions you have and can help with everything from determining the right career path for you to discussing financial aid options.

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