Clinical Medical Assistant Program with a Clinical Externship

Clinical Medical Assistant Program with a Clinical Externship

This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 140-hours of classroom instruction and hands-on labs and a 160-hours clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider’s office. To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 140-hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements. Note: Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination (fee payable to certifying entity).

The course consists of 140 classroom hours lecture and 160 clinical hours

Day/Date: T/Th  Mar. 31 - Aug. 25 (NHA exams Aug. 25)
Time:     6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Tuition: $2,399 + Certification Fee (textbooks included)
Location: Sullivan BOCES Health Occupations Suite at Catskill Regional Medical Center