Medical Assisting Program at Larimer Campus Offers $1,000 Scholarships

The Medical Assisting Program at the Larimer Campus of Front Range Community College has $1,000 scholarships available for students who meet minimum eligibility requirements for the program.

Medical assistants are in high demand locally and nationally. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment predicts 548 job openings per year for medical assistants over the next seven years. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 29 percent increase in jobs nationally over the next seven years.

The Medical Assisting Program at the Larimer Campus prepares students in two semesters to work in ambulatory health care facilities in both the administrative and clinical areas. The fall semester begins Aug. 20.

Information sessions for the program are conducted at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at FRCC’s Prospect Center, 1501 Academy Court, Fort Collins. The next session will be July 9.

The FRCC Foundation received a matching grant to offer the scholarships.

The Medical Assistant Certificate Program at the Larimer Campus has a site visit scheduled for pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org). This step in the process is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

For more information, contact Angie Peach, program director, at angie.peach@frontrange.edu


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FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online. FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System.

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John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College.