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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

12 to 18 Month* Hands-On Medical Assistant Program in Colorado & New Mexico

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 27thMedical Assistant Intellitec College - Albuquerque 4575 San Mateo Blvd NE - Suite K Albuquerque NM USA 87109 Got organization skills and a desire to help people in a fulfilling healthcare career? You might be the ideal candidate for the Medical Assistant program at IntelliTec College. You can be ready to jump into a career in only 12 months*.https://intellitec.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/medical-assistant-hero.jpgIntellitec College


Medical Assistant

$34,800 median annual salary***


  • 19% Job Growth Over Next 10 Years
  • Graduates hired by physicians’ offices, hospitals, & outpatient clinics
  • 2 Certification Tracks (Including AMT Registered Medical Assistant)
  • Advance into Medical Coding, Nursing, Healthcare Administration and much more!

*** https://www.onetonline.org/link/localwages/31-9092.00?st=CO&g=Go visited on November 26, 2020. Salary source for medical assistants with lowest 10% earning $25,820 to the highest 10% of workers earning $48,720.


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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Certificate & Degree Options

IntelliTec College offers a 12-month* Medical Assistant Certificate program for those who wish to take a shorter program and quickly start a career. Alternatively, you can take the remaining courses to complete the 18-month* Medical Assistant Associate’s Degree program, which could lead to increased opportunities and a wider breadth of knowledge.

At IntelliTec College, we offer two Medical Assistant programs:

Medical Assistant – Certificate (12 Months*):

If you are looking to quickly start a career in the medical field, consider our 12-month* Certificate program. This program is intended for those who wish to take a faster, less in-depth approach to becoming a Medical Assisting professional.

Medical Assistant – Associate Degree (18 Months*):

With the NEW 18-month* Associate Degree program, you may find more opportunities for advancement with the additional skills you will gain. You will receive the knowledge and hands-on training you need to help prepare you for an entry-level career in a wide array of healthcare environments. Upon completion of this program, you will feel fully prepared to start a career as a Medical Assistant.

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 on the O*NET website. National figures for labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy are available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 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.

Get All the Important Details

Medical Assistant Certificate

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.

Locations:

Program length: 12 Months*

Medical Assistant Associate Degree Program

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will possess skills and knowledge required for employment as a Medical Assistant, functional in a wide array of technological environments, such as hospitals, offices of physicians, and other healthcare facilities. Graduates are prepared to sit for the AMT Registered Medical Assistant and Phlebotomist examinations for certification.

Locations:

Program length: 18 Months*

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

College and Career Readiness

CCR-100 College and Career Readiness

College and Career Readiness is the first six-week course designed to prepare students for Career Training Success. Classes meet 20 hours per week, Monday through Thursday. Class times available are either 9:00am – 2:00pm for day time students and 5:00pm – 10:00pm for night time students.

Credit Hours: 8
Prerequisite(s): None

Advanced Career Development

ACD-150 Advanced Career Development

Advanced Career Development is offered toward the end of your program and is designed to prepare students for Career Success. Classes meet for a total of 15 hours during the scheduled term.

Credit Hours: 1
Prerequisite(s): None

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

College and Career Readiness

CCR-100 College and Career Readiness

This course is designed to prepare students for Career Training Success. It will introduce skills to prepare students for personal growth and success in their career. Emphasis will be placed on aiding students in the development of a variety of soft skills necessary for success in their career field and classroom interactions to include Stress Management, Effective Study Skills, Time Management, Leadership Development, Team Building, Financial Literacy, Effective Communication Skills, Diversity and Conflict Resolution, Career Readiness and Overcoming Road Blocks to Success. Students will also participate in activities to help develop the necessary skills to cope with and manage common obstacles that may arise in the workplace. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be ready to begin their educational journey in their chosen program feeling confident and prepared to engage in the classroom and lab setting.

Credit Hours: 8
Prerequisite(s): None

Introduction to Medical Assisting Clinical Aspects

MAC-100 Introduction to Medical Assisting Clinical Aspects

Upon Successful completion of the course the student will have working knowledge of medical terminology. They will be trained in OSHA, HIPAA, and Blood Borne Pathogens. Students will have an understanding of the professional role the medical assistant has in the clinic setting. Students will be given an understanding of the history of medicine, medical law and Ethics and grammar skills. The student will have the basic training in the clinical aspects of Medical Assisting.

Credit Hours: 7
Prerequisite(s): CCR-100

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: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): CCR-100

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 the 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 previous 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 previous 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 previous learned lab skills.

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

Externship - Medical Assistant Program Externship

MAC-106 Externship – Medical Assistant 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 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
Prerequisite(s): CCR-100, MAC-100, MAC-101, MAC-102, MAC-103, MAC-104, MAC-105

Advanced Career Development

ACD-150 Advanced Career Development

During this course students will learn and develop their skills in various aspects that will contribute to career success. They will learn how to empower themselves for their career through preparation and proper goal setting. Students will learn how to properly develop an effective resume and cover letter, how to appropriately prepare for the interview process, what to expect during an interview, and how to follow-up once the interview is completed. They will specifically focus on developing understanding of the hiring process, the role of social media and networking play, how to search for jobs, what their worth is and what the job market is like. Students will also have the opportunity to perform a mock interview, focusing on how to answer common questions, as well as gain, develop their professionalism as it relates to the interview process and ultimately their career.

Credit Hours: 1
Prerequisite(s): None

Leadership

LE-150 Leadership

Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate an understanding of the importance of leadership as it relates to working for an organization and leading a team. This course has an emphasis on preparing students to focus on their leadership qualities and characteristics in an effort to be a contributing member of their organization.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): CCR-100

Human Resource Management

HR-155 Human Resource Management

Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate an understanding of Human Resources Management within a professional setting. Students actively engage in learning by focusing on concepts of importance and applying their knowledge with real-world cases.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): CCR-100

Critical Thinking

CT-201 Critical Thinking

This introductory level course presents a variety of topics essential to a student’s development in critical thinking. Students are introduced to concepts essential to the comprehension, analysis, and creation of arguments: induction, deduction, informal fallacies, Aristotelian and symbolic logic, modes of persuasion, perspective and bias, language and meaning, culminating in the development of reasonable strategies for belief formation.

Credit Hours: 3.5
Prerequisite(s): CCR-100

Business Communications

BC-210 Business Communications

This course provides the foundations of all types of business communication including letters, memos, electronic communication, written reports, oral presentations, and interpersonal communication. The course also includes topics of resumes, application letters, interviewing tips, and employment follow-up documents.

Credit Hours: 3.5
Prerequisite(s): CCR-100

Introduction to Business

IB-215 Introduction to Business

This course provides students with an overview of business in an increasingly global society serving as an introduction to business terminology, concepts, environments, systems, strategies, and current issues. Topics include an overview of the business environment, business ethics, entrepreneurship and global business, management, marketing, production, information systems, and financial elements of business. This course provides a solid business foundation for more detailed and higher-level study in subsequent courses.

Credit Hours: 3.5
Prerequisite(s): CCR-100

American Government

AG-255 American Government

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of American government and politics focusing on the historical evolution of government and policies, the major institutions, and the major processes.

Credit Hours: 3.5
Prerequisite(s): CCR-100

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