Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Certificate
At a Glance
Our Medical Assistant certificate workforce training program teaches you the skills needed to complete any of the functions at a medical facility. Learn about electronic health records, phlebotomy, EKG, physiology, pharmacology and more. Many of our students are offered employment at their clinical site.
Approx. Number of Hours:
Est. Hourly Wage:*
$17 per hour
Min. Occupational Requirements:
18 years old or older; high school diploma or GED®.
Medical Assistant Job Overview
Clinical medical assistants are multi-skilled healthcare practitioners certified for competence in a variety of clinical and lab procedures and administrative roles. Medical assistants perform routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep physician, podiatry, chiropractic and other health practitioner offices running smoothly.
Students who complete this job training certificate are prepared to take the certification exam and are eligible for national certification as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant through the National Healthcareer Association (for an additional fee).
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This required orientation prepares students for the certified clinical medical assistant training program. Topics include registration into the National Healthcare Association’s website, how to navigate, and an overall review of the program. This course includes a clinical component. The clinical sites require that you’ve received a COVID-19 vaccine. If you received a COVID-19 vaccine in the past, you have met this requirement. You are not required to get a booster. As of April 18, 2023, the original Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are no longer authorized for use by the FDA in the United States. Therefore, updated Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are being used for all age groups. If you did not receive a COVID-19 vaccine previously, you will need to receive one of the updated vaccines. If you do not meet either of these vaccination requirements, regardless of your age, Carroll Community College cannot guarantee you will be permitted in the clinical setting. Please note, if you register for this course, but cannot attend clinicals due to your vaccination status, a refund will not be issued. You must also provide written documentation of MMR and Varicella immunity, negative TB test or chest x-ray within the last 6 months, Hepatitis B immunity or waiver, current flu vaccine, and Tdap vaccine in the last 10 years. Students may be required to wear a surgical mask or a fit tested N95 mask or equivalent mask while in the clinical setting. No facial hair, which interferes with the seal of the mask is permitted. Fit testing and N95 mask will be provided to you by the College.
Gain the foundational knowledge and basic science to start your training as a medical assistant. Review health care systems and settings, medical terminology, basic pharmacology, nutrition and psychology. Understand the critical role and responsibilities of a medical assistant and begin to speak the language of medical professionals. You’ll learn to safely deliver and provide education on medications, assist patients in reaching their nutrition goals, and develop interpersonal skills important to mental health care. Participate in hands-on pharmacology skills practice. Learn how to work with team members and manage challenging patient situations. Course includes an online component; internet access required.
Learn essential anatomy and physiology necessary for success in clinical patient care. Topics include in-depth body structures and organ systems, pathophysiology and disease processes, and microbiology. Learn how major body systems interact to maintain homeostasis and how abnormalities in these systems are reduced using proactive patient education, identified when present, and treated with the latest evidence-based practices. Delve into the fundamental molecules of life, microorganisms, pathogens and infection considerations. Practice hands-on eye and ear, OB/GYN and pediatric procedures. Continue to build the soft skills requested by employers. Course includes an online component; internet access required. Prerequisite: Successful completion of AHE-651
Prepare to care for patients in the clinical setting. Learn general patient care tasks, infection control standards, and test and laboratory procedures including phlebotomy, EKG and cardiovascular tests. Review patient care coordination and education activities, administrative assisting, communication and customer service, and medical law and ethics considerations. Practice hands-on urine collection and analysis, laboratory tests, phlebotomy and related testing, cardiac and respiratory procedures, clinical communication, infection control procedures, vital signs and body measurements, and minor surgical tasks. Complete your study of soft skills. Comprehensive exams will be given at the end of this course for certification preparation. Course includes an online component; internet access required. Prerequisites: Successful completion of AHE-651, AHE-652
Continue to build your skills caring for patients in the clinical setting and practice the same skills covered in Certified Clinical Medical Assistant–Part 3. Comprehensive exams will be given at the end of this course for certification preparation. Receive certifications in AHA Heartsaver First Aid and AHA Basic Life Support CPR. Course includes an online component; internet access required. Prerequisites: Successful completion of AHE-651, AHE-652, AHE-653
Clinical externship combining front and back medical office skills. Certified Clinical Medical Assistant students who have successfully completed Parts 1–4 of their training will have an opportunity to practice administrative and clinical skills in a clinical setting working with the staff, patients and families visiting the physician’s office for well and sick visits. Prerequisites: Successful completion of AHE-651, AHE-652, AHE-653, AHE-654
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant students who have successfully completed Parts 1–5 of the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant training continue and complete their clinical externship combining front and back medical office skills. Students must register for Medical Assistant Clinical 1 and Medical Assistant Clinical II at the same time. Prerequisites: Successful completion of AHE-651, AHE-652, AHE-653, AHE-654, AHE-655
Additional Information & Program Requirements
Clinical requires documentation of MMR & Varicella immunizations, and a negative TB test or chest x-ray within last 12 months, and Hepatitis B immunity or waiver. Clinical sites may require criminal background checks & drug screenings at additional cost.
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*Wages are based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only.
**Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks and related materials, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees or prerequisite courses.