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The program prepares students to work with clinical coordinators or practice administrators. As a Clinical Medical Assistant you will be involved in the comprehensive medical billing and setup of patients for medical facilities. You will also be involved in the practice and management of a medical office in areas such as receptionist duties, telephone techniques, appointment scheduling, verbal and written communications, medical and non-medical record management. You will learn basic patient setup for triage care and perform routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians and other health practitioners run smoothly.
Clinical duties vary according to state law and include: taking medical histories and recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination, and assisting the physician during the examination.
- Outpatient clinics
- Physician offices
- Urgent care companies
- Home healthcare facilities
$32,480 per year or $15.61 per hour
Note: Salary may vary depending on location, experience and hours. (www.bls.gov)
Employment is expected to grow by 183,900 jobs by 2026.
Fall 2021 Course Dates
Mondays & Wednesdays
5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
August 4 – December 15, 2021
January 3 – February 25, 2022
March 7, 2022
$4,150 (includes books, materials & lab fees)
144 Hours – Classroom instruction
160 Hours – Hands-on externship
Eligible candidates must:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
- Be proficient in English
- Hand-to-eye coordination and finger agility
- Criminal background check is required for program entry
- Successfully pass drug screen
- Obtain immunization records
Registration for the fall 2021 semester will open in late April. Registration for this course must be done by appointment only. To schedule a registration appointment during open registration, call 217-524-6749 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: This course is not eligible for financial aid; however, payment plans are available.
Affiliations and Credentials
The Clinical Medical Assistant program prepares students for multiple roles and national certifications. As an entry-level clinical profession, this program is ideal for students in the allied health care field. The certifications students will be eligible to take following the completion of this program include:
Board: National Health Career Association (NHA)
- Exam: Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
Board: National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
- Exam: National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA)
Both exams are included in the program cost ($245 value).