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Medical Assistant Certificate

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This certificate curriculum includes many of the courses included in the Associate of Applied Science degree in Medical Assistant  and credits may be applied toward that degree.

Students must demonstrate college-level proficiency in composition, reading, and mathematics as prerequisites for courses within this program. Skills in these areas may affect the sequence of courses in which students can enroll and may also extend the time required to complete this program. For more details, please see the Academic Placement and Testing  section.

In order to participate in the program, students must:

  • Provide proof of physical health exam with the Health History form, showing documentation of immunizations including Hepatitis B, Varicella (chicken pox) or proof of having had the disease, MMR, and Tetanus.
  • Provide proof of current seasonal Influenza immunization within a year of Internship
  • Provide proof of a negative TB or QuantiFERON blood test within a year of Internship
  • Provide proof of being fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer)
  • Have a current CPR HealthCare Provider certification prior to Internship
  • Provide proof of successful completion of a criminal background check prior to clinicals (form/instructions are included in clinic manual) and drug screen
  • Provide a signed Technical Abilities form (instructor will provide), provide a CMC Worker’s Compensation form (instructor will provide), provide a signed CMC Liability Waiver (instructor will provide), successfully complete a 160 hour Internship and Capstone
  • Students will abide by the Student Handbook provided by the Instructor

Graduates of the program will receive a Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in Medical Assistant.

The Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in Medical Assistant is offered at Colorado Mountain College in Vail Valley at Edwards. All labs are held at the campus in Edwards; some courses are only offered online. Please see your advisor for a recommended sequence of courses. 

Colorado Mountain College Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program ( upon the recommendation of MAERB.

For federal student aid purposes, this program is defined as 42 credit hours and 60 weeks.

Learn more about the Medical Assistant Program

Minimum Hours Required

Minimum Credit Hours Required (42)
Minimum Contact Hours Required (877.5)


State Guaranteed Transfer Course

Applies to CMC AA/AS/AGS Degrees

Not all programs/courses are available at every campus and may require travel to another campus or access via technology-enabled learning (video-conferencing, hybrid, or online).


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