Area of Study

Physical Therapist Assistant

Help patients maximize their mobility, manage pain and improve their physical function and fitness.
Physical Therapist Assistants work with the physical therapist in the treatment of individuals of all ages who have injuries, disabilities, or other health conditions that need treatment.
This AAS degree program trains students in helping patients decrease pain, increase function, and reach their maximum physical potential and optimum health. The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Morgan Community College will graduate skillful, knowledgeable, professional, and ethical physical therapist assistants that will work under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist.

Skills you will learn:

  • Patient Assessment and Interventions
  • Safety
  • Clinical Problem Solving
  • Professionalism
  • Medical Ethics
  • Professional Communication
  • Cultural Competence
  • Medical Documentation
  • Resource Management

Quick Program Facts

  • Complete the AAS in PTA in 21 Months
  • 2-3 Days Per Week on Our Fort Morgan Campus
  • Fall Start Date
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Competitive Admissions
  • Rigorous Curriculum
  • Quality Clinical Education Experiences
  • Highly Qualified Faculty

What’s Next?

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Questions? Talk to an Advisor!

MCC staff member Shelli Crandall

Shelli Crandall
Student Success Advisor for Health Occupations

Phone: (970) 542-3164
Office: Cottonwood 136

Our Graduates Find Success


2-Year Graduation Rate


2-Year NPTE Pass Rate


2-Year Employment Rate

Additional Program Requirements

Proof of requirements is submitted through an online record tracking system.  See Student Success Advisor for Health Occupations for instructions.

  • Pass background check
  • Pass 10-panel drug screen.
    • Although possession and use of marijuana is no longer a crime in the State of Colorado, the possession and use of marijuana remains illegal under federal law.  Consistent with federal law, including the Controlled Substances Act and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, the use and/or possession of marijuana continues to be prohibited for students seeking admission or enrolled in a health program at Morgan Community College. Therefore a student with a drug screen showing positive for use of marijuana is ineligible for admission and/or continuance in the program.
  • Proof of current immunizations and influenza vaccination.
  • Valid American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR card.
  • Purchase student liability insurance, make payment for clinical ID badge at the College Store.
  • Proof of signed MCC workers compensation policy form.
  • Appropriate scrubs/uniforms required by program to be purchased through the College Store.

Why Choose MCC’s Program?

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2-3 Years to Complete
Technical Program

2-3 Days a Week
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Small Class Sizes

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Rigorous Curriculum


The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Morgan Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:

If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (970) 542-3226 or email

NC Sara SealTo view the full NC-SARA Reciprocity Agreement for this program, visit the Professional Licensure section on the MCC Legal Notices page.

View the catalog for courses and program requirements.

Physical Therapist Assistant

Meet the Faculty

MCC staff member Erin Gonzalez


Erin Gonzalez, PTA, BA

Erin began teaching as a part-time instructor for the PTA Program in Fall 2022 and became full-time in Fall 2023.  Prior to joining MCC, Erin was a PTA at East Morgan County Hospital in Brush for eight years. Erin received a Bachelor of Arts in Human Performance and Sport-Adult Fitness and Exercise Science from Metropolitan State University and is a graduate of the MCC PTA program, receiving her Associate of Applied Science.

Erin lives in Morgan County with her husband and two children, and is an avid golfer, volleyball player, and fitness enthusiast.

MCC staff member Connie Weingarten


Connie Weingarten

Prior to coming to MCC, Connie served as the Director of Rehab services at Colorado Plains Medical Center for 13 years and provided home health and early intervention pediatric services throughout Eastern Colorado.  Connie has over 35 years of experience as a PT in a variety of settings including outpatient, hospital, home health and school district.  She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University (ATSU), a Master of Health Administration from Ohio University, and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY).

Connie shares her time between Fort Morgan and Bailey, when she is not visiting her 3 daughters throughout Colorado.  In her free time, Connie enjoys bicycling, boating, camping, gardening and cooking.