Certified Clinical Medical Assisting

About the Class

  • Course number 9421 / 9422
  • 1 year program
  • Grades 10-12
  • 2 hour block 2.0 credit / year
  • Recommended Courses: 2 years English, Math and Science

Course Description

Certified Clinical Medical Assisting (CCMA) is a year-long class, that offers certification credentialing and assesses knowledge of health care systems and settings, medical terminology, basic pharmacology, nutrition, psychology, body structures and organ systems, psychophysiology and disease processes, microbiology, general patient care, infection control, testing and laboratory procedures, phlebotomy, EKG and cardiovascular testing, patient care coordination and education, administrative assisting, communication and customer service, medical law and ethics, and core knowledge and skills. Successful completion of a medical assistant training program is required to be qualified to take the exam. Students must be no more than 12 months from completing their high school graduation to be qualified to earn the credential, which is awarded on a provisional basis until a diploma is issued and verified. The credential is valid for two years; renewal requires 10 continuing education credits and payment of a renewal fee.

Externship (co-op) eligible program

Course Objective

To provide students with the academic foundation and clinical skills needed for employment as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant.

  • Career Technical Student Organization: HOSA (Health Occupations Student Association)
  • Certifications: Pankow 1-year CTE Skill Certificate upon successful completion of program.
  • Articulation: Macomb Community College (pending)