Clinical Medical Assistant (Certificate)

Any time you visit your doctor’s office, you’ll more than likely interact with a clinical medial assistant. These professionals work side by side with a physician or other health care professionals, assisting in a range of tasks such as taking patients’ medical history and performing routine procedures and tests.

The Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) Certificate will prepare you for employment in a variety of clinical positions in the health care field.

Studying in small classes taught by experienced health care professionals, you will receive college-level classroom instruction as well as a hands-on clinical education. You’ll acquire important skills, preparing you to successfully complete your certifications for EKG Technician, Phlebotomy, Patient Care Technician, and Certified Medical Assistant.

Medical assistant careers are expected to grow 23 percent by 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. In just 11 months, you can gain the skills and knowledge you need to successfully become a Certified Medical Assistant.

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Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of this program of study, Clinical Medical Assistant 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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Prepare for Success
Allied Health Studies students

Every credit earned in the CMA program counts towards earning an associate degree in Allied Health at P.I.T. Start working in your field right after graduation or continue taking classes to earn your degree.

Student Success Story
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Dominque Shannon Clinical Medical Assistant Graduated: December 2013


A graduate of the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology Clinical Medical Assistant certificate program, Dominique was recently hired at Park Stone Medical Associates after successfully completing 180 hours of Externship. Dominique demonstrated her superb work ethic, willingness to learn, and dedication to succeed. Dominique plans on continuing her education to become a Registered Nurse. Congratulations and keep up the good work!

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