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Clinical Medical Assistant Certification

This program is designed to prepare students to function as professionals in multiple healthcare settings. Medical assistants with a clinical background perform various clinical tasks including assisting with the administration of medications and with minor procedures, performing an EKG electrocardiogram, obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients, and other related tasks. Job opportunities are prevalent with physician’s offices, clinics, chiropractor’s offices, hospitals and outpatient facilities.

This course covers the following key areas and topics:

  • Clinical responsibilities of the medical office—assisting the physician with patient related care
  • Preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine procedures and diagnostic testing
  • HIPAA, patient confidentiality, legal aspects of healthcare and regulatory patient care issues
  • Recording and taking of vital signs, blood pressure, and other patient care items related to the physician office visit
  • Review and administration of medications, allergies and other pharmacology related items
  • Laboratory procedures, phlebotomy and the proper techniques required to collect specimens for laboratory analysis
  • Cardiology and the proper placement of leads when taking a 12 lead EKG

Clinical Medical Assistant Application

Please Apply and Register 2 weeks before the start date. This allows UNMCE to plan for class enrollment and to order books and supplies in a timely manner.

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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, 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 143 hours of classroom lecture and hands‐on labs and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider. Exam: Upon successful completion of program, students would be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. Examination voucher included in tuition and test scheduled as part of class. Clinical Externship: Optional 160 hour externship available after course completion. Eligibility for externship: students must receive a passing grade in course, pass the background check, drug screening and meet other requirements.

38210 | $2,995

Clinical Medical Assistant - Spring 1

03/02/2020 - 06/19/2020
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM (47 Session Total)
Venitia Moreno
CE South Building

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Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance may be available if you are unemployed, a veteran or veteran’s spouse, or a person with a disability. Other options include education loans. For more funding options, and contact information, please visit our Loans and Financial Aid page. UNM Staff, Faculty and Retirees: You may use your Tuition Remission for all Professional Development classes. Learn more about UNM Tuition Remission.