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Certified Clinical Medical Assistant




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The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) program is your gateway to a rewarding career in healthcare. With the aging population, healthcare facilities and hospitals have an increasing demand for skilled medical assistants, making the CCMA qualification a valuable asset. CCMA's Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.



To embark on this fulfilling journey, students must enroll in a series of courses, including MDCA 1009 (64 hours), HITT 1005 (48 hours), MDCA 1000 (32 hours), MDCA 2031 (32 hours), HPRS 2000 (48 hours), and MDCA 1060 (64 hours).

This comprehensive program is 16 weeks long and may be offered in both 1 or 2 semester formats.  It includes one attempt at the CCMA exam which is non-transferable and non refundable. Also included is textbooks, study guides, and one set of scrubs. Clinical times are scheduled on weekends and/or weekdays, and students must have transportation to and from clinical sites.

Upon successful completion of the program, students earn a THECB occupational skills award and are eligible to sit for the licensure examination. Additional funding sources may be available for eligible students.

Note: Before embarking on this program, students must ensure they meet all healthcare program requirements, setting the stage for a seamless and successful start to their healthcare education.

Join us in the CCMA program and take the first step towards a fulfilling career in healthcare.


Next Class Dates:

  • 8/12/2024 to 12/4/2024
  • Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00am to 11:15am

Registration Deadline & Mandatory Orientation:

  • The deadline to complete pre-enrollment tasks and register for this course is: July 31st, 2024.
  • The mandatory orientation is scheduled for: August 1st at 1:00pm in the Health Sciences Computer Lab.
The Orientation will include
  • A tutorial on accessing Canvas, our online course dashboard 
  • A drug screening and background check 
    • You will need to bring a credit/debit card to have a light background check run. This will cost $4.00. 
    • Prior to clinicals, there will be another drug and background screening in September.

If you have not already, navigate here to register for SurScan and access Surpath. Please upload all immunization documents and complete any immunizations you need prior to the registration deadline. Note that the student is responsible for SurScan’s $140.00 registration fee.

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