Medical Assisting Program | Medical Office Technology


  • Medical Assisting- A health professional that supports the work of physicians and other health professionals, usually in a doctor’s office setting. Medical Assistants have a great amount of variety in their jobs and are cross-trained to perform many administrative and clinical duties in the clinic setting. If you are well organized, have compassion for those who are ill, and have good communication skills, you have some of the characteristics that can lead to success in a medical office or medical assisting career.
    • Certificate completion in as little as 2 ½ semesters
    • Associate of Applied Sciences in approximately 2 yrs.

Our Medical Assisting AAS Degree meets all Colorado state accreditation requirements. All AAS degree students will also receive a Medical Assisting Certificate

  • Medical Office Administration- A health professional that greets patients and answer telephones, in addition, their job responsibilities also extend to collecting co-pays, filing medical records and making appointments.
    • Certificate completion in as little as 2 1/2 semesters.
  • Medical Billing & Coding – A medical specialist who processes and follows up on insurance claims and payments
    • Certificate completion in as little as 1 ½ semesters


These are among the fastest growing occupations in Colorado and in the nation due to technological advances in medicine and a growing and aging population needing outpatient care. The college environmental scan for the four county service region shows a growth demand of 14% for the medical assisting profession.

National data shows the Medical Office career as a high growth area for the next five years and in Colorado, predicted growth of over 30% annually. Earnings vary with experience, skill level, and geographic location. Currently, the Medical Office Technology and Medical Assisting Professional programs at Red Rocks Community College have a high job placement rate. Graduate satisfaction among our graduates is excellent at 97%.


Our students upon program completions are able to register and sit for national testing for the following national certifications:

Medical Assistant: Upon completion of the Medical Assisting Program, graduates taking the AAMA exam have a pass rate of 79%.

CAAHEP-logo CMA – National certification Through the AAMA and AAAHEP to become a Certified Medical Assistant.

The Red Rocks Community College Medical Assisting Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of MAERB. 

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Medical Billing and Coding: The Medical Billing Specialist program at Red Rocks Community College prepares students who complete the 18 credit program to sit for national certification from the AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) to become a CPC (Certified Professional Coder).

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Academic Excellence/Program Highlights 

Our Mission: To provide an innovative learning environment that emulates the workforce environment for the purpose of graduating competent healthcare team members that are prepared to enter healthcare as a clinical professional.

Medical Assisting and Medical Office Technology Rigorous Program Yields Pass Rate Consistently Above National Standard

The Medical Assisting Certificate program at Red Rocks Community College is one of the few programs that allows students to be credentialed by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). As a result of the high standards and qualified instructors, Red Rocks Medical Assisting program students pass at a rate above the national average and currently 79% of our students pass the certification exam.


Academic Requirements

Red Rocks Community College is now requiring all incoming students to meet English requirements to be successful in their courses. Students must test/place into ENG 121 or higher. Courses do not need to be taken, only test scores that show competency at that level are required. The Medical Assisting Certificate Program requires completion of the MAT 050 prerequisite prior to entering advanced courses. MAT 107 or higher is required if you are going for the (AAS). The MOT/MAP department requires all students to pass courses with a grade of "C" or better.

The Medical Assisting program and the Medical Office Technology programs work closely with specific Workforce Centers in Colorado. Individuals who are seeking career changes are often eligible to take part in assistance programs through the Workforce Center that helps provide them with the necessary resources and training for specific careers in the health fields.

To ensure our students success in their chosen career we require that all medical assisting/medical office skills based courses (MOT 126, MOT 138, MOT 140) be completed at Red Rocks Community College.


HEALTH: For those pursuing medical assisting a statement of Health Care Provider screen is required prior to taking upper level skill classes, but information should be obtained from the program advisors prior to completing the form.


All MOT/MAP department students must complete a background check/drug screen prior to internship. 

**Only after completion of the required courses and meeting with the department will you begin a background check as part of your internship requirements within this program. You can complete the background check at