This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes among other things preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 166 hours of classroom lecture, hands on labs and a clinical externship opportunity at a local health care provider. To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 165 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and physical with updated immunizations.
Note: Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) examination. The cost of the exam is included in the class price.
Course Contact Hours: 165 hours + Clinical Externship
Clinical Externship Hours: 120 hours