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Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

This course is designed to prepare students to successfully pass the National Healthcareer Association exam and to become a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant. 

The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) program offers our students both theoretical and practical training through hands-on experience. Classes meet one (1) day a week, for six (6) hours. Generally, the classes are held on Saturdays from 8a-2p. The duration of the course is sixteen (16) weeks and includes preparation for the certification examination administered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).   In addition to 96 hours in the classroom, and homework study time, our students are eligible to complete an 80-clock-hour externship experience. The externship serves as working experience, as well as a reference for future employment.  Students are also eligible to take exams to have certifications as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) and EKG Technician (CET) after the course is complete.

This 16-week program will prepare you for a career in the exciting field of Medical Assisting.

CCMA Curriculum

  • Interview patients
  • Measure and record vital signs
  • Prepare exam rooms
  • Clean and sterilize medical equipment
  • Administer injections, as well as topical or oral medications
  • Perform venipuncture and point-of-care testing

The program fee includes all live instruction, labs, externship, and the following;

  • General Combo Medical Assisting:  Administrative & Clinical Procedures
  • Connect Access Card
  • Handouts

Admission Requirements
Below is a brief explanation of the course and the requirements for enrollment. Prerequisites for the course include:

  • A high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • No felony or misdemeanor related to the sale of drugs. Traffic violations and any other issues must be cleared up before the externship. This is the sole responsibility of each student.
  • A history of vaccinations is periodically required to work in the externship
  • Commitment to the rigorous 16-week course schedule.

After completion of the class portion of the program, our Class Coordinator will assist with helping you to be placed in a local Family Practice office to gain hands-on experience vital for your success. Once you complete the externship, you will receive your certificate of completion from the University.

To maintain a low teacher-student ratio seating is LIMITED. We will be accepting 25 applicants at each location into this program.

Let one of our knowledgeable Admissions Counselors help you determine how you can enhance your life or start a new career.

Classes currently being held in partnership withUniversity of the Incarnate Word.