The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement Partners with Community College of Denver in Medical Assisting Articulation Agreement

The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA) is pleased to announce its partnership with Community College of Denver (CCD). The newly developed articulation agreement allows graduates from NIMAA’s medical assisting program to transfer seamlessly into CCD’s associate of applied science (AAS) degree in medical assisting.

This collaboration allows students who graduate from NIMAA’s eight-month medical assistant program to earn credits equivalent to CCD’s medical assisting certificate program. Courses completed through NIMAA will fulfill the relevant requirements in the designated major toward an AAS in medical assisting at CCD.

NIMAA was founded by two leading Federally Qualified Health Centers, Salud Family Health Centers and Community Health Center, Inc., to make post-secondary education and health careers accessible to students from medically underserved communities. NIMAA graduates are prepared to succeed in high-performing, team-based practices through a combination of flexible online learning and an extensive hands-on externship experience in NIMAA’s partner primary care clinics across the US. 

“Community College of Denver’s Center for Health and Natural Sciences is committed to meeting students’ and workforce needs through innovative programming and partnerships,” said Fida Obeidi, academic dean for the Center for Health and Natural Sciences at CCD. “This innovative partnership with NIMMA provides access to higher education and pathways to career advancement, further education, and self-fulfillment in a non-traditional way.”

“Partnerships like this are important tools for improving equity in educational opportunity and outcomes. We are delighted that NIMAA graduates will now have a clear pathway for continuing their higher education journey and advancing their careers in health care.”

About the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement. NIMAA is a learning institute focused on a new and innovative approach to medical assistant training created in partnership between Community Health Center, Inc., in Connecticut and Salud Family Health Centers in Colorado. The NIMAA program uses the latest on-line teaching methodologies with extensive in-clinic experience to prepare medical assistants to be effective members of the primary care team in community health centers and other high-performing healthcare organizations. For more information, visit