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Course Overview

Start your new career as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

Do you want to get started in the medical field and enjoy working directly with patients?  Then this is the training for you. Join us in this 5-month program!

This program provides the necessary training and skills required to take the National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CMA) examination. This program includes classroom lectures, hands-on activities and laboratory practice. Exam included within tuition. An externship opportunity is available after completion of the program.

Clinical Medical Assistants are in high demand due to the current shortage in health care workers and the current pandemic. 

Start your course today for the training you need! 

What You'll Learn

  • Clinical responsibilities of the medical office—assisting the physician with patientrelated care
  • Preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine procedures and diagnostic testing
  • HIPAA, patient confidentiality, legal aspects of healthcare and regulatory patient-care issues
  • Recording and taking of vital signs, blood pressure and other patient-care items related to the physician office visit
  • Review and administration of medications, allergies and other pharmacology-related items
  • Laboratory procedures, phlebotomy and the proper techniques required to collect specimens for laboratory analysis
  • Cardiology and the proper placement of leads when taking a 12-lead EKG

Who Should Attend

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.

Additional Information

This professional training program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture and hands on labs and an optional clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider. To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully pass the 140 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements. Other requirements may include providing one's proof of Covid-19 vaccination or exemption. 

Externship is optional and not required to complete program or be eligible for the national exam.

Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CMA) national examination. Examination voucher included in tuition.

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Section Title
Clinical Medical Assistant Hybrid
Type
Partner Affiliate Live Online
Days
F, M, W
Time
5:45PM to 8:45PM
Dates
Feb 11, 2022 to Feb 25, 2022
Type
In-Person Class
Days
M, W
Time
5:45PM to 8:45PM
Dates
Feb 28, 2022 to May 11, 2022
Type
Partner Affiliate Live Online
Days
F
Time
5:45PM to 8:45PM
Dates
Mar 04, 2022 to May 13, 2022
Type
In-Person Class
Days
M, W, F
Time
5:45PM to 8:45PM
Dates
May 16, 2022 to May 27, 2022
Type
In-Person Class
Days
W
Time
5:45PM to 8:45PM
Dates
Jun 01, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
140.0
Location
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $2,995.00
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 08, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 08, 2022
Instructors
Section Notes

Hybrid course Instructor led through: Live Online Instruction (via Zoom) & In-person Hands-on Labs. 

All in-person classes will adhere to University and State COVID guidelines, including limited class sizes and social distancing best practices. Masks are required for everyone. Visit http://ce.unm.edu/safety to learn more about the COVID safety protocols. 

 

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