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Certified Medical Assistant

Program Type: 
Diploma Program

The Certified Medical Assistant program is designed to prepare the student for entry level employment in the health care field. This program is designed to prepare students to perform administrative, clerical and clinical skills, including examining room procedures, vital signs, medical histories, phlebotomy, first aid, CPR, routine laboratory procedures, sterilizing and maintaining equipment, billing, and the proper techniques for administering medications orally, subcutaneously, intramuscularly, and intradermally.

Career Opportunities: 

Certified Medical Assistants can be employed throughout the medical field. Medical assistants work in Doctor's offices, Clinics, Hospitals, Nursing homes, Home Health Care Agencies, and other related occupations.

Program Information: 

Students will complete a total of 510 clock hours. 12 weeks of classroom training of 360 clock hours and 4 weeks of externship. The externship component of the program is 150 hours, with the student working in a medical facility for approximately 37.5 hours per week.

Certification: 

Upon successful completion of this program, students will receive a Diploma and a letter of completion and will be eligible for the National Certification examination through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Upon passing the Certification examination, students will receive the following three (3) certifications:

  • Clinical Medical Assistant Certification
  • Phlebotomy Technician Certification
  • EKG Technician Certification