Clinical Medical Assistant: A Dual Certification Program
What are the responsibilities of a Medical Assistant?
Administrative Medical Assistants are responsible for providing foundational services that provide critical first impressions, which convey the level of care, and professionalism a patient will experience when visiting outpatient facilities such as medical offices, clinics, and hospitals.
Clinical Medical Assistants are responsible for greeting patients, checking basic vitals, administering vaccines, managing prescriptions, assisting with a variety of medical procedures and medical charting of patient information.
How is this program unique?
The Clinical Medical Assistant: Dual Certification program provides a hands-on learning experience over the period of twenty-weeks; that upon course completion will result in attaining dual certifications, which meet all the requirements for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) and Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) national standards.
In short, students in this program will obtain certifications as a CCMA (certified in clinical procedures) and CMAA (certified in administrative duties).
Can I balance working and starting a program in Medical Assisting?
Our program is a perfect fit for students whom have a desire to begin a career in health care, but need a program that allows flexibility. The program meets two days during the week and once every other Saturday, over a period of twenty-weeks.
We understand the need for quality programming that allows students to continue earning a living wage while pursuing their CCMA and CMAA certifications.
Will I receive assistance finding a position after program completion?
We have staff and community partners that will assist you in your job placement after program completion.
This twenty-week course will cover the following topics:
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
Professional Ethics and Behavior
HIPAA Compliance and the Basic Medical Law/Doctrines
Communication Equipment and Resources
Medical Terminology and Diagnostic Codes
Insurance and Referrals
Human Growth and Development
Proper Use of Medications
Anatomy and Physiology
Patient Intake, Vitals and Charting
Scheduling Guidelines and Patient Care
What is the job outlook for Medical Assisting?
Employment of Medical Assistants is projected to grow 29 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.
The growth of an aging population has increased the need for medical services, which has led to the demand for more Medical Assistants whom can handle both administrative and clinical duties.
The average wages for entry-level Medical Assistants are $13-$15 per hour.
Must be 18 years of age
Proof of High School Diploma/GED Equivalent
Read, Write and Comprehend English
For Employment Purposes- Must Pass Background and Drug Test
Upon successful competition, participants will be eligible to earn the following:
Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
Basic Life Support (BLS)