NEW! Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA®)

Apprenticeship ready at Atlantic Cape

Due before registration: Prerequisites: Candidates must obtain a reading score of 11 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) or the Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA).High school diploma or high school equivalency diploma/HSED. A health assessment/physical examination, Basic 5 Panel drug screening, Hepatitis B, T-dap, MMR, Varicella, and TB test. The physical exam, drug screening, and all proof of immunizations/vaccinations must be performed no sooner than two months before the first date of the class. Clinical sites may require any of these health prerequisites to be performed again before your internship.

Due on the first day of class: A criminal background check must be completed and will be the financial responsibility of the student. Students will be presented with more information and will initiate their background check on orientation/first day of class. Payment may be made with a credit card at that time. Students may choose to mail in a money order; however, the background check will only begin once payment is received. The report must be received within 30 days of the first day of class. Students failing to provide a clear criminal background check may not be eligible for the program’s clinical/internship portion.

Medical assistants are highly trained individuals who perform various administrative and clinical duties in primary care and specialty physicians, urgent care centers, and other healthcare facilities. Clinical duties can include taking medical histories, recording vital signs, assisting the physician during exams, injections, venipuncture, and ECGs. 

Students completing all course requirements will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant and Phlebotomy Technician certification exams. The American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Professionals certification is also provided during the program. The cost of these exams and certifications is included in the program fee.

The program consists of 17 modules:

  • Module 1: Student Success Workshop
  • Module 2: Computer Applications for the Medical Office
  • Module 3: Professional and Career Development
  • Module 4: Medical Terminology
  • Module 5: Vital Signs
  • Module 6: Medical Assisting 1 (Communications, Patient Interview, History, Exam)
  • Module 7: Medical Assisting 2 (Infection Control, Microbiology, Orientation to the Lab, Collecting, Processing and Testing, Blood and Urine Specimens)
  • Module 8: Phlebotomy Internship
  • Module 9: Professional Office Procedures
  • Module 10: Medical Assisting 3 (Pharmacology, Medication Administration, Injections)
  • Module 11: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Module 12: Medical Assisting 4 (Electrocardiography)
  • Module 13: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (American Heart Association BLS-AED)
  • Module 14: Billing and Coding
  • Module 15: Electronic Medical Records
  • Module 16: Clinical Internship
  • Module 17: Credential Exam Review 

College Pathways: Upon credential attainment, you may be eligible for up to 16 college credits toward an Atlantic Cape Health Science degree.

Student Responsibility: Students are responsible for purchasing the following items for use during their training program: white sneakers that are closed-toe and do not have any openings or cutouts of any kind; clogs are not acceptable, a watch with a second hand is required for measuring vital signs, and headphones or earbuds for use during computer lab sessions.

Note: Students are required to achieve a minimum number of sticks during the Phlebotomy module. Under supervision, students do practice Phlebotomy draws on fellow students. You MAY be required to have health insurance based on your clinical location. Clinical sites may require students to wear facemasks during flu season if they do not show proof of receiving the flu vaccine. 

Daytime, Classroom Option

MEDA-500 (684 hours) Financial Aid eligible.
Fee: $7,299 (Tuition $6,000, Materials $1,299)
  • Section AW01-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning April 26 (ends February 1) 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Clinical: Schedule to vary. 
Evening, Hybrid Option
MEDA-151 (620 hours: 270 classroom hours, 350 online)
Fee: $6,299 (Tuition $5,317, Materials $982)
  • Section AW01-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Mondays and Tuesdays, beginning April 25 (ends January 24) 6-9 p.m.  Clinical: Days and hours vary. 
  • Section CW01-Cape May County Campus
    Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning April 6 (ends January 12) 6-9 p.m. Clinical: Days and hours vary.

Registration due two weeks prior to class start date.

 

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