Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, Employment, Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Medical/Clinical Assistant. 510801


The Clinical Medical Assisting Profession

The Clinical Medical Assisting program is designed to prepare students to function as professionals in multiple healthcare settings. Medical assistants with a clinical background perform various clinical tasks including assisting with the administration of medications and with minor procedures, performing an EKG electrocardiogram, obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients, and other related tasks. Job opportunities are prevalent with physician’s offices, clinics, chiropractor’s offices, hospitals and outpatient facilities.

 The Clinical Medical Assistant Program

The purpose of this program is to prepare students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical aspects of a medical office. This course covers the following key areas and topics:

  • Clinical responsibilities of the medical office – assisting the physician with patient related care

  • Preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine procedures and diagnostic testing

  • HIPAA, patient confidentiality, legal aspects of healthcare and regulatory patient care issues

  • Recording and taking of vital signs, blood pressure, and other patient care items related to the physician office visit

  • Review and administration of medications, allergies and other pharmacology related items

  • Laboratory procedures, phlebotomy and the proper techniques required to collect specimens for laboratory analysis

  • Cardiology and the proper placement of leads when taking a 12 lead EKG

Education & Certification

  • Clinical Medical Assistants should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.

  • Students who complete this comprehensive course would be prepared to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national certification examination.

  • In addition to facilitating entry-level clinical medical assisting related positions, this course is ideal for students interested in pursuing a future formal Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Nursing (LPN) or a Nursing (RN) program.

Detailed Course Topics Covered

  • Responsibilities of the clinical medical assistant and introduction to healthcare facilities

  • Medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, circulation of the heart and blood vessels

  • Care & safety of patients, medical & legal aspects of care, confidentiality and HIPAA

  • Effective verbal and non-verbal communication, interpersonal skills and human behavior

  • Aseptic techniques, infection prevention, universal precautions, proper use and disposal of biohazards and sharps

  • Documenting patient medical histories, updating patient medical files, vital signs and documentation

  • Appling sterile dressings, preparing patients for x-rays, performing various injections, administering oral medications, instructing patients on the proper usage of medications

  • Phlebotomy, venipunctures and capillary sampling, collecting specimens and point of care testing

  • Performing 12 lead EKGs and EKG strip analysis (P,Q,R,S,T wave form)


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


Vincennes University

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based

Upon completing this course, you will be able to: • Explain the medical as

Training Location(s)

301 Mt. Vista Blvd., Van Buren, AR

Local WIB

5035 - Western

Name of Credential

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Program

Type of financial aid offered or have access to


Refund Policy

students who are private-pay will receive a refund if they drop within the first week. no refunds are given to private-pay students who drop after the first week.

students who are state funded and who find themselves in a difficult spot and unable to complete a course, may work with the site location to move into a next class and try again; this policy must be coordinated with and supported by the site location (CCAEC)

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - Condensed Curriculum International

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

In-State/District Tuition

$2,995.00 $2,995.00 per student; VU provides the CCMA instructor, books, curriculum, tests, lab supplies, 2 years NHA account; NHA national certification exam and retest if necessary.

Total In-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

31-9092.00Medical Assistants
$15.00 per hour
Required Certification: National Heathcareer Association

Provider Status



Suite D, MWR Complex, Camp Robinson, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72199

Phone Number

(501) 351-5425

Web Address

Last Updated

Sep 11, 2023


Jul 20, 2021


Sep 11, 2024

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