Clinical Medical Assistant - Certification Program Program Manager

About the Program

Are you organized, efficient, and adaptable in a variety of situations?  The Clinical Medical Assistant program is designed to provide you with the specific skills required to work in a variety of medical settings, taking your medical career to the next level.  You will receive both classroom instruction and clinical education, preparing you to successfully complete certifications for Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Patient-Care Technician, and Certified Medical Assistant.  Clinical Medical Assistants are an integral part of many health care facilities, providing support to both health care professionals and patients.

Curriculum Summary



Semester 1 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
CMA109 Clinical Medical Assistant3
CMA145 Human Body Systems I3
AHT144 Strengthening Health Care Skills I3
AHT146 Strengthening Health Care Skills II3

Semester 2 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
CMA146 Human Body Systems II3
CMA115 Immunology and Pharmacology3
CMA207 Medical Laboratory Procedures3
CMA215 Patient Care Technician3

Semester 3 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
CMA224 Advanced Clinical Medical Assistant Internship6
CMA209 EKG and Cardiovascular System3
CMA217 Phlebotomy3

Semester 1 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
CMA109 Clinical Medical Assistant3
CMA145 Human Body Systems I3
AHT144 Strengthening Health Care Skills I3
AHT146 Strengthening Health Care Skills II3

Semester 2 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
CMA146 Human Body Systems II3
CMA115 Immunology and Pharmacology3
CMA207 Medical Laboratory Procedures3
CMA215 Patient Care Technician3

Semester 3 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
CMA224 Advanced Clinical Medical Assistant Internship6
CMA209 EKG and Cardiovascular System3
CMA217 Phlebotomy3

Program Objectives

The purpose of the CMA Program is to prepare students for employment in a variety of clinical positions in the health care field. Graduates are prepared to work in various health care settings, including medical offices, nursing homes, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers. Employment opportunities exist as clinical medical assistants, EKG specialists, phlebotomists, and other related jobs. Five nationwide certifications are provided within this program: Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA), Certified Phlebotomist Specialist (CPT), Certified EKG Specialist (CET), and Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), CPR and First Aid. Certification examinations are administered through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), an international accreditation agency.

The college-level courses in the CMA Program are sequentially built, enabling students to continually strengthen knowledge and skills learned in previous courses. The hands-on approach to instruction enables students to learn important skills and then practice those skills in the classroom under the direct observation and coaching of a qualified instructor.


Student Learning Outcomes
CMA Certificate graduates should be able to:
  • Communicate effectively in oral, including listening, and written forms
  • Follow directions from senior medical staff
  • Outline and explain the structure of the medical field
  • Discuss medical law and ethics
  • Explain health information management
  • Label the human body systems
  • Explain the anatomy and physiology of these body systems
  • Discuss the common illness associated with these systems
  • Demonstrate mastery of common medical facility responsibilities
  • Observe patient behavior and note behavior on patient chart
  • Understand and explain patient charting
  • Perform the skills of a phlebotomist
  • Perform the skills of a Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Perform the skills of an EKG technician
  • Apply life-long workplace skills

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