Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

Offered By Meditec and Texas A&M Kingsville

Earn the knowledge, skills, and certification to become a clinical medical assistant in a clinic, doctor's office, or urgent care facility. Get started today!

320 hours/6 months

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Program Overview

Medical assistants perform routine clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and optometrists running smoothly.

Their responsibilities may include taking patient history and vital signs, assisting with examinations or minor surgery, administering medications, obtaining lab specimens, educating patients, and maintaining clinical equipment.

This self-paced online training program prepares you to perform the clinical skills of a medical assistant in various healthcare settings. By the end of the course, you'll be ready to sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam using the voucher we'll provide.

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Program Comparison

  Meditec College Other Online Schools
Program & Tuition Cost $3500 Average Up to $20,000 Average $3,000
Exams Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Program Completion Time 3-6 months 24-48 months 3-6 months
Tailored Content and Exams Interactive and engaging learning methods to prepare you for your career Resource Library N/A
Schedule/Flexibility 100% online and available 24/7 Set Schedule 100% online and available 24/7
Student Support Student and Peer Support - Text, Call, Email Scheduled Office Hours Support Email

Program Details

This 26-module online program covers the basics of clinical medical assisting to prepare you for the entry-level positions in healthcare settings like a clinic, physician's office, or urgent care facility.

First, we'll help you understand a clinical medical assistant's role as a part of a complete healthcare team. You'll also discover guidelines governing the appropriate management of a clinic and the legal and ethical requirements for delivering quality care. That includes patient confidentiality principles and HIPAA rules.

You'll learn how to evaluate patients' vital signs, prepare them for examination, and perform a variety of clinical procedures like electrocardiograms, blood draws, dressing changes, lab specimen collection and preparation, and more. Additionally, you'll learn how to apply the principles of effective communication and customize care to suit various populations.

This program includes a voucher for the CCMA exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association, as well as an online study guide and practice exams. Please note, in addition to completing a training program like ours, the NHA requires a high school diploma or the equivalent before you can sit for their exam.

If you intend to work in WA, AZ, NJ, or SD, please be aware that these states have additional requirements that this program certificate alone will not satisfy. You should always check local licensing or certification requirements when choosing an educational program.

Once you've earned 85% or higher on at least 50 hours of coursework, you have the option of a 180-hour unpaid clinical externship with a local healthcare provider. You must pass a background check and a drug screen to be eligible. Depending on the requirements of your externship site, you may also need to show proof of immunization, 2-step TB test, flu shot, and CPR certification. You're responsible for any associated fees.

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