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Allied Health–Clinical Medical Assistant

Do you enjoy helping others? Do feel good when others ask for your guidance, care, and assistance? Would you like to work with other professionals providing health care to patients?

The Allied Health-Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) program will prepare you for direct patient care positions working side by side with a doctor or other health care professionals. The degree provides both classroom instruction and clinical education, preparing you to successfully complete nationwide certification examinations for Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Patient-Care Technician, and Certified Medical Assistant.

You’ll also take courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer applications, humanities, and the social sciences, as well as develop critical thinking and communications skills. The Allied Health-CMA program will provide you every advantage to succeed and advance in your career.

Medical Assistant careers are expected to grow by 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

The major objectives of an A.S. Degree in Allied Health Studies are as follows:

  • Provide students the opportunity to explore the allied health field prior to committing to a specific clinical discipline
  • Provide graduates of P.I.T. Certificate programs in Clinical Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Technician, and Practical Nursing the opportunity to gain the added expertise needed to expand their professional roles in the health care system
  • Broaden the knowledge base in the health care professional’s discipline
  • Enable students to build a curriculum in concert with their personal, educational, and employment goals
  • Provide students with a seamless transition to continue their education at the bachelor’s degree level
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Allied Health Studies students

Our Allied Health-CMA program will give you a competitive edge when seeking employment, or lay the foundation for you to transfer your degree to a four-year college.

Student Success Story
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Dymond White Allied Health – Clinical Medical Assistant Graduated: May 2017

When you’re motivated, sometimes, nothing can slow you down: that was the case for soon-to-be graduate, Dymond White. Dymond graduated from South Philadelphia High School in June of 2015, less than one month later she was sitting in anatomy classes at P.I.T. As a single mother at 17, she knew it wouldn’t be easy. White credits her daughter, Serenity, as a driving force to her success, “[she] motivated me to do to better — and has made me a better person.” Dymond also wants to thank her counselors at P.I.T., “who were great.” Dymond has been accepted to Gwynedd Mercy University’s Bachelor’s in Nursing program. Congratulations!


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