Clinical Medical Assistant

This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career in health care. This class will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy, and the cardiac life cycle. Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, professional workplace behavior, ethics, and the legal aspects of health care. 

This program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture and hands-on labs.  An optional clinical externship is also available at a local health care provider. To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 140-hour program, submit to a thorough background check and drug screening, and meet other requirements. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be eligible to sit for the National Health Career Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. Required textbook is included in tuition.

Must be 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent.

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Apply for an Onondaga Civic Development Corporation Scholarship for non-credit courses based on financial need.  Application and required documents must be received by 2/15/16 for consideration. 
Download the OCDC CE16SP CMA Application.

Questions?  Call 315-498-2884

Tuition: $2,599 

Download the Registration form.

Registration form and full payment due by February 17, 2016.

March 1 - June 4, 2016, 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. Mulroy Hall.
Additional Saturday classes from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on March 12, April 2, 16 & 30, May 14 & 31, and June 4.

Download the Clinical Medical Assistant Program Schedule Spring 2016