Oct 04, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

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The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Certificate of Proficiency prepares a graduate to work as a valuable aid to complete many of the routine tasks involved in patient care in outpatient clinics or offices, specialty clinics, or hospitals. Students in the CCMA program learn to record vital signs, assist with examinations, explain treatments, administer medications, obtain laboratory specimens, perform electrocardiograms, and sterilize equipment. Students learn to maintain the exam rooms and supply specialty areas. Graduates are eligible to take CCMA Certification exam at the conclusion of the program. 

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Graduates of the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant program will demonstrate skills for assisting healthcare providers in an outpatient clinical setting giving direct patient care assistance. 
  • Graduates will demonstrate competence in preparing patients for tests, procedures and examinations and performing vital sign documentation common to the outpatient clinic setting. The graduate will also perform CLIA-waived laboratory procedures and simple office procedures within the scope of the CCMA role. 
  • Graduates will exhibit patient safety in the clinic setting, using universal precautions to prevent disease transmission. They will recognize and respond to emergencies and administer select medications under the direction of the physician or nurse. 
  • Graduates will use correct medical terminology to communicate and document care, manage patient records and obtain patient history They will collect insurance data using electronic health record (technology) and will demonstrates competency in basic diagnostic and procedural coding. 
  • Graduates will exhibit lawful and ethical care, assure patient rights, maintain safety in the healthcare environment, follow chain of custody procedures and report illegal or unsafe practices to proper authorities 

Fall Semester: 16-21 Credits

Grand Total: 16-21 Credits

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