Clinical Medical Assistant - Workforce Credential | Thomas Nelson Community College

Clinical Medical Assistant - Workforce Credential

Thomas Nelson campus offices in Hampton and Williamsburg remain closed to the public through at least May 1. Classes have resumed through virtual, or alternative delivery, and the College has moved to a telework environment. Student services are available online. Current students may now register online for summer and fall classes. Open registration begins March 30. Visit for more information.


03/25/2020 - 4:53pm
Clinical Medical Assistant
Program Details
Industry Certification
Academic Division: 
Continuing Education & Training

Health services is one of the fastest growing industries, and medical assisting is the sixth fastest growing job in the U.S. according to the Department of Labor. Working in a doctor’s office or clinic, clinical med-ical assistants help physicians carry out procedures, care for patients, perform simple lab tests, and administer medications.

This course provides students with a comprehensive learning experience, 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.

Students Requirements: Attend mandatory orientation, required textbook, scrubs/closed toe shoes, & BLS for Healthcare Providers course. Additional expectations prior to employment in a doctor’s office or clinic is a criminal background check, tuberculosis screening, & a physical exam. Must attend a mandatory info session.  Required textbook & workbook, NHA-CCMA exam study guide, and one NHA-CCMA exam voucher are included.  Visit to review CCMA certification.

Mandatory Information Session

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