Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
Start your new career as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant. The Clinical Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Training course will prepare you to successfully pass the National Healthcareer Association exam and directly enter the field of medical assisting. The program includes a well-blended mix of classroom, audio-visual presentation and hands-on experience at local doctors offices.
The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant is a multi-skilled healthcare practitioner who is competent in both clinical and administrative procedures:
- Interview patients
- Measure and record vital signs
- Prepare exam rooms
- Clean and sterilize medical equipment
- Administer injections, as well as topical or oral medications
- Perform venipuncture and point-of-care testing
We realize work, life and family obligations can sometimes prevent you from attending educational opportunities. With that in mind, we have tailored the program to fit the busy schedules required by family life and work.
The Clinical Medical Assistant Certification program offers students both theoretical and practical training through hands-on experience. Instruction is provided by experienced, medical assistants who are current practitioners in the field of Medicine.
This program prepares you to pass the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant examination while equipping you with the skills necessary to become an entry-level medical assistant. It includes Phlebotomy Technician training and EKG Technician training.
To date, students from the University of West Florida have achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the Certified Medical Assistant examination.
Classes meet on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m for sixteen (16) weeks. In addition to 96 hours in the classroom and homework study time, students are eligible to complete an 80 clock-hour externship which serves as working experience and a reference for future employment.
For registration information call (817) 681-4050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant — Spring 2020 (Tues&Thurs)
Dates: Mar. 17, 2020 - July 2, 2020
Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Registration: To maintain a low teacher-student ratio seating is LIMITED. We will be accepting 15 applicants into this program.
The course includes Phlebotomy and EKG Training. Tuition includes all live instruction, labs, scrub set and all materials to include the CCMA exam and externship experience.
Location: Bldg. 37/Rm. 121
Pensacola Main Campus
Prerequisites for the course include:
- A high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
- No felony or misdemeanor related to the sale of drugs. Traffic violations and any other issues must be cleared up before the externship. This is the sole responsibility of each student.
- A history of vaccinations is periodically required to work in the externship
- Commitment to the rigorous 16-week course schedule.
After completion of the class portion of the program, our Class Coordinator will assist with helping you to be placed in a local Family Practice office to gain hands-on experience vital for your success. The location of the office and the times you work will be based on where and when you can work. Once you complete the externship, you will receive your certificate of completion from the University of West Florida, Division of Continuing Education.
Medical Assistants - Employment & Education
Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 23 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to increase demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As a result, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients.
- Job Outlook: 23% (Much faster than average)
- Number of Jobs, 2018: 686,600
- Median Pay: $33,610 per year
Source: February 2020