The Master's Degree

Red Rocks Community College will become the only community college to confer its own Master's degree to the graduating class of 2019.  Final approval has been granted from the ARC-PA marking the end of a five year process involving approval by the Colorado legislature in 2013, the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education, the Colorado Commission on Higher Education and the Higher Learning Commission earlier in 2015. The first MPAS class will begin their studies Fall 2017. 

The Master's curriculum will add 2 months for a total of 27 months.  PA students will earn 120 credits upon graduation.

Red Rocks Physician Assistant Program MPAS Curriculum-As Proposed (may be changed prior to matriculation)
 

Course

# of Credits

PAS 601-Professional Seminar I & II

1.0/1.0

PAS 604-Evidence Based Medicine/ Research in Clinical Medicine

2.0

PAS 606- Biochemistry

4.0

PAS 607-Physiology/Pathophysiology I & II

4.0/4.0

PAS 609/610-Anatomy lecture

2.0/2.0

PAS 611/612-Anatomy Lab

2.0/2.0

PAS 613/614-Pharmacology I&II

2.0/4.0

PAS  618-Psychosocial Dimensions of Primary Care

3.0

PAS 625/ 626-Clinical Medicine I & II

13.0/13.0

PAS 629/630-Clinical Medicine Lab I & II

3.0/3.0

PAS 631, 632-History & Physical Exam Lecture I & II

2.0/2.0

PAS 633/ 634-History & Physical Exam Lab I & II

2.0/2.0

PAS 670/ 671/ 672/ 673/ 674 -Patient Care I, II, III, IV, V

36.0 total credits

PAS 643- Clinical Resources and Pearls

3.0

PAS 645/655- Clinical Decision Making I & II

2.0/2.0

PAS 641- Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics

2.0

PAS 653- Advanced Practice Seminar

2.0

PAS 689-Master's project

4.0

Total

120

 

Gainful Employment Information

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The information provided here is the best available to us but represents one year’s data only, however, we hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.