The Education Council is offering a Clinical Medical Assistant course that will meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings and every other Saturday from early April until mid-July 2019. This program is designed to prepare students to assist physicians by performing certain clinical functions in a medical office.
Key topics include: assisting physicians with patient-related care; preparing patients for examination and treatment; HIPAA patient confidentiality; recording and taking of vital signs; review and administration of medications; laboratory procedures, phlebotomy and the proper techniques required to collect specimens for laboratory analysis; and cardiology and the proper placement of leads for a 12-lead EKG.
This comprehensive course includes 140 classroom hours and 160 clinical externship hours and prepares students to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national certification examination. This course is ideal preparation for those hoping to work in a medical office but who do not have a medical background.
Additional courses available locally include: Medical Billing and Coding, Phlebotomy Technician, Health Information Technology (HIT), Dental Assisting, and many more. Please contact us at (814) 274-4877 for more information.
TENTATIVE CLASS DATES: Tuesdays, Thursday, and every other Saturday from April 2 to July 9, 2019 (140 classroom hours plus 160 clinical externship)
CLASS TIMES: Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.