Clinical Medical Assistant

Prepare for an entry-level healthcare career as a clinical medical assistant.

This is a G3 program.  Students may qualify for free tuition, fees, and books.

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Workforce Training Program

Required Courses

  • Clinical Medical Assistant

Admissions Requirements

  • Documentation of GED or High School Diploma.
  • At least 18 years of age on the first day of class.
  • Acceptable background check and drug screen prior to clinical. Proof of immunizations and physical exam may be required depending on clinical site.
  • Attend a coaching appointment and/or information session prior to enrollment.
  • Complete a CASAS assessment, scheduled by appointment at TJACE.

  • Complete all funding assistance paperwork (if applicable) prior to enrollment.

  • Meet minimum essential functions and standards for program

Program Information

Prepare for a rewarding career as a clinical medical assistant! This program prepares students to assist physicians in a medical office, health center or hospital. Topics include preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, infection control, diagnostic testing, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of health care. Students may opt to register for an optional externship experience in a local physician’s office upon successful completion; additional fees apply. 

Upon completion, students are eligible to sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) credential exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Recommendation: Prospective students without healthcare experience are encouraged to complete an online medical terminology course or self-paced workbook prior to course. Follow the career pathway for medical assisting, which begins with Phlebotomy Technician, continues to EKG technician and finishes with Clinical Medical Assistant. These programs result in stackable credentials that are designed to build upon the knowledge and skills of one another.

Contact Hours: 180