Health services is one of the fastest growing industries after computers, and medical assisting is the sixth fastest growing job in the U.S. according to the Department of Labor. Working in a doctor office or clinic. Clinical medical assistants help physicians carry out procedures, care for patients, perform simple lab tests, and administer medications.
The course offers students a comprehensive learning experience. This course is designed to provide, through lecture and clinical instruction as well as online learning, a body systems approach to the role of the medical assistant.
Lectures cover the anatomy, medical terminology and medical conditions pertaining to each body system. Clinical instruction provides hands-on training of the procedures associated with each body system. Competency is verified through a skills check-off system. Completion of the course prepares students to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Exam (CCMA).
Prerequisites: There are no minimum state requirements for enrollment. We recommend that students are at least 18 years of age and have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Location: Thomas Nelson Hampton campus
February 3, 5-7 p.m.
Peninsula Workforce Development Center, Conference Room
February 17 – June 11, 6-9:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday
Orientation Session: Mandatory
Criminal Background Check
CPR Certification- (included in class)
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (American Heart Association [AHA])
Immunizations and Titers
Uniform Fitting & Purchase