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Course Description

The Clinical Medical Assistant certification program from Commonwealth University 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 among other things 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, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture and hands on labs and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider.

National Certification: This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination.

Clinical Externship: This program includes a 160 hour clinical externship opportunity. To be eligible for the clinical, students must successfully complete the 140 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements.

Credit for Prior Learning: This course equates to 3 credits (HLSC 199) in health science at Commonwealth University, with the option for additional credits with documentation of successful completion of an externship.  

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Section Title
Clinical Medical Assistant
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Discussion
Days
T, Th
Time
6:00PM to 9:30PM
Dates
Sep 10, 2024 to Dec 12, 2024
Type
Discussion
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 4:30PM
Dates
Sep 21, 2024 to Dec 07, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
143.5
Location
  • CU Lock Haven
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $2,699.00
Drop Request Deadline
Sep 07, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Sep 07, 2024
Section Notes
This section will be held at the Commonwealth U - Lock Haven location
Section Title
Clinical Medical Assistant
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Discussion
Days
T, W, Th
Time
6:00PM to 9:30PM
Dates
Sep 10, 2024 to Dec 17, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
140.0
Location
  • CU Clearfield
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $2,699.00
Drop Request Deadline
Sep 07, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Sep 07, 2024
Section Notes
This section will be held at the Commonwealth U - Clearfield location
Section Title
Clinical Medical Assistant
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Discussion
Days
T, W, Th
Time
6:00PM to 9:30PM
Dates
Sep 10, 2024 to Dec 17, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
140.0
Location
  • CU Bloomsburg
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $2,699.00
Drop Request Deadline
Sep 07, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Sep 07, 2024
Section Notes
This section will be held at the Commonwealth University Bloomsburg location
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