Clinical Medical Assistant

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Registration for the Spring 2019 Clinical Medical Assistant Programs begin on November 12, 2018

 

  • 140 Classroom Hours + an Optional Clinical Externship
  • Class size is limited to 20 participants

The Clinical Medical Assistant Program is designed for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare.  This program trains students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office.  Topics include 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 (EKG), a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture and hands on labs and an optional clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider.

Note:  Upon successful completion of this program, students will have the opportunity to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination.

Clinical Externship:

Upon successful completion of the Clinical Medical Assistant Program, students are eligible to participate in a 160-hour clinical exernship with a local healthcare provider.  Students electing to participate in the externship may be asked to submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements.  Students will be responsible for paying any screening fees, background check fees, and other requirements associated with the externship.

Day Program

CMA Day Class Schedule

  • Duration: 140 hours + an Optional 160- hour Clinical Externship
  • Externship Hours: 160 hours (included in fee)
  • Dates: March 4, 2019 – June 3, 2019
  • Days:  Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays
  • Times:  9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Huntsville Campus, Building # 1, Room 121
  • Costs:  $2,399 (includes all textbooks and optional externship)
  • Program Fee does not include cost of NHA Clinical Medical Assistant National Certification Exam – $155.
  • NHA Certification Exam is proctored at Calhoun Community College.
  • *Eligible for WIOA Funding

Night Program

CMA Night Class Schedule

  • Duration: 140 hours + an Optional 160- hour Clinical Externship
  • Externship Hours: 160 hours (included in fee)
  • Dates: February 26, 2019 – June 11, 2019
  • Days:  Tuesdays and Thursday nights
  • Times:  6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

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  • Dates: March 9, March 30, April 6, April 27, May 11, and June 1, 2019
  • Day: Saturday
  • Times:  9:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Location: Decatur Campus
  • Costs:  $2,399 (includes all textbooks and optional externship)
  • Program Fee does not include cost of NHA Clinical Medical Assistant National Certification Exam – $155.
  • NHA Certification Exam is proctored at Calhoun Community College.
  • *Eligible for WIOA Funding
  • Education Requirements:  Students must have a High School diploma or equivalent.

Looking for the Online Clinical Medical Assistant Program? 

If you have additional questions about this program, please email Diane Peck at Diane.peck@calhoun.edu

Refunds

All refund requests for the Spring 2019 classes must be received in writing by the close of business on February 14, 2019. Email diane.peck@calhoun.edu with your request, and then call 256-306-2515 to confirm receipt of the request.  Calhoun Community College is not responsible for emails that are not delivered/received.