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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 and hands-on labs.  An optional clinical externship is also available 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. 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. Required textbook is included in tuition.

Must be 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Need-based financial assistance may be available.  Email lifelong@sunyocc.edu for application and information.​

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Tuition: $2,399 
CE14FA
HEC.CE-025-001
 
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.