Clinical Medical Assistant Program – 160 Classroom Hours w/ a 120-Hour (optional) Clinical Externship
This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes among other things 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 ECG/EKG lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 160 hours of classroom lecture, CPR training and hands-on labs and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider. To be eligible for this program, students must possess either a high-school diploma or GED. To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 160-hour program, and submit to a thorough background check and drug screening.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination.
Textbooks, background check, drug screen, scrubs and other materials and supplies are included in tuition. .