Register today to be added to the interest list and receive updates for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Program. Please note this does not guarantee a seat in the program.
Certified Clinical Medical Assistants (CCMAs) are a vital part of clinical patient care. Because CCMAs are trained to perform so many different tasks, they are in great demand in the workforce. This short-term training program prepares students for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Exam. Whether you want to work in a doctor’s office or a large hospital system, becoming a CCMA with NHA shows that you are knowledgeable and ready to be a valued member of a healthcare team.
CCMAs are unlicensed, multi-skilled healthcare practitioners who are competent in both administrative and clinical procedures. Common duties of a medical assistant include interviewing patients, measuring and recording vital signs, preparing exam rooms, cleaning and sterilizing medical equipment, assisting providers with exams and procedures, and administering injections, as well as topical oral medications.
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- Clinical Medical Assistant Training
- MRT: Pursuit of Happiness Workshop
- Job Readiness
to view upcoming schedules and course descriptions.
GED or High School Diploma.
CPR Training / Certification.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam.
Tuition: $3,000 Full Price; $1,000 FastForward WCG Price
FastForward Workforce Credential Grant (WCG) pays 2/3 of the cost of tuition: You pay 1/3 of tuition upon enrollment; the Commonwealth of Virginia pays 1/3 upon successful completion of the class; the final 1/3 is paid by the Commonwealth of Virginia when you earn the credential.
In addition to receiving grant funding, you may qualify for other funding assistance
programs to receive additional tuition assistance.
Supplies and Fees: Tuition includes cost of textbooks and NHA online prep package and exam registration fee, as well as a $50 credential attainment incentive.
Financial Requirements: Tuition does not include the cost of program-required CPR certification training.
Employment Outlook: According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), employment of medical assistants is expected to grow 23 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, which are expected to grow around 7 percent. Having a nationally accredited certification, like the CCMA, can help you stand out. Certification may also be required or preferred for certain job opportunities in the profession. Many organizations are now offering career laddering opportunities for medical assistants with elevated responsibilities and pay. Elevated roles may include those of a scribe, health coach, patient navigator, population health manager and patient care coordinator.