Clinical Medical Assistant
This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career in health care. This class will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy, and the cardiac life cycle. Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, professional workplace behavior, ethics, and the legal aspects of health care.
This program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture, hands-on labs and a 160-hour clinical externship at a local health care provider. To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 140-hour program, submit to a thorough background check and drug screening, and meet other requirements. Note: Upon successful completion of this program, students will be eligible to sit for the National Health Career Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. Prerequisite: high school diploma or high school equivalent/GED. Required textbook is included in tuition.
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Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 30 - January 8, 6 – 9:30 p.m. Main campus.
No class on 11/27, 12/23, 12/25, & 1/1.
Additional Saturday classes from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 12/6, 12/13, & 1/3.