Prerequisite: High school diploma or GED equivalent.
The Clinical Medical Assistant course is designed to prepare you for an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career in healthcare, with 140 hours of online curriculum and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider chosen by you. This program will train you to assist physicians while covering important topics such as phlebotomy, pharmacology, medication use and administration, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology, and more.
To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 140-hour program, submit to a thorough background check and drug screening, and meet other requirements. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. Once you’ve earned our certificate of completion, this certificate qualifies you to take the national exams. This exam is separate from our program, and costs an estimated $140.
This program is presented in partnership with a third-party provider and is not taught by California State University, Long Beach faculty. The course is not offered for academic credit and is not degree-eligible.
This course offering is 100% online in a self-paced format. It has asynchronous online curriculum that is complimented by a program coordinator to assist you with any questions you may have as you go through the self-paced online course.