Medical Assisting Diploma

Clinical Medical Assisting Diploma

Learn the skills necessary to earn your Medical Assistant Certification

  • 60 credit hours (17 classes)
  • 15 months*

Turn your passion for helping others into a career you can be proud of. Our Medical Assisting program provides strong foundations in everything from clinical skills, to patient interaction and administrative duties. With a hands-on, career-driven curriculum, you’ll have the confidence to apply your skills in a healthcare setting — right after graduation.

As a Medical Assistant, some of your daily tasks might include:

  • Scheduling and receiving patients
  • Preparing and maintaining medical records
  • Performing first aid and CPR
  • Assisting physicians with examinations
  • Performing minor procedures, such as stitches, blood draws, etc.

What to Expect as a Student

As a Medical Assisting student at IBMC College, you will learn through hands-on instruction by industry-trained instructors, attending lecture classes, and participating in medical clinical labs.

The emphasis is on clinical skills including instruction in medical terminology, medical insurance billing, medical office procedures, medical clinical procedures, as well as basic anatomy and physiology, and pharmacology. You will enjoy working with other students in labs while learning the skills you need for your new career such as: taking vitals, injections, preparation of lab specimens, equipment sterilization, dressing changes, suture removal, casting, EKGs and radiography.

We’re focused on career training — not just general education — so you will be job ready and can apply these practical skills you learn to your new career immediately upon graduation.

In addition to receiving your diploma, your course work will also provide you the opportunity to test for the following certifications:

  • Nationally Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA)
  • Nationally Registered Phlebotomy Technician
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)

Volunteer Opportunities

During your time at IBMC College, you may have the opportunity to go off-campus and practice your new medical skills at community events, such as:

During these events, you could perform blood draws, blood pressure checks and vital sign measurements for low-income families and the homeless, as well as the general public. These events provide you with real work experience that can enhance your resume when applying for careers after graduation.

Externships & Career Opportunities



Students will complete a 5-week externship at the end of their program. An externship is your opportunity to use your learned skills while working in a medical office, clinic, lab, hospital or other healthcare setting as a part of your training at IBMC College.

Similar to an internship, you’ll be treated as a regular employee of the company, and your employer will evaluate your work for college credit. That means you’ll be able to put industry work experience on your resume—before you even graduate. Often, IBMC College students are even hired on as full-time employees after completing their externships.

Career Opportunities

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the occupation of Medical Assistants is projected to grow much faster than the average of all occupations through 2026 — an employment increase of 29%.**

There are dozens of healthcare positions that Medical Assistants are able to find work in. Each position offers a fast-moving, fulfilling career that you can grow with. IBMC graduates and those with similar training have found employment by/as:

  • Receptionist
  • Medical Records
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance Companies
  • Physician’s Practice
  • Pediatric Clinic
  • Healthcare Offices
  • Medical Secretary
  • Clinical Assistant
  • Surgery Scheduler
  • Lab Technician
*As prescribed, IBMC College’s Medical Assisting Diploma program can be completed in 15 months.
**U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: Medical Assistants

“It was important for me to continue my education and to pursue a career in the medical field. I plan to further my education in hopes of becoming a trauma nurse.”

- Valerie Telsa Candia, IBMC Medical Assisting Graduate

Program Details


  • Pharmacology
  • Laboratory Techniques
  • Clinical Assisting: Minor Surgery & Health Promotion
  • Medical Terminology & Anatomy Basics
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Locations & Schedules:

IBMC College’s Medical Assisting Diploma program is offered day and night at all three campus locations in northern Colorado, making it easy for you to fit your education goals into your schedule and lifestyle.

We’re committed to offering training that will allow you to start your new career quickly. We have class starts for our Medical Assisting program every 5 weeks — because when you’re ready to change your life, there’s no reason to wait.

Tuition and Fees:

The full tuition cost depends on the program you choose, military status, and financial aid you may qualify for. Get the details on your specific program and personal needs.

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