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Clinical Medical Assistant

COVID-19 Vaccination Required for in-person classes and services beginning January, 2022. Click here to learn more.


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Clinical Medical Assistant

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COVID19 College Vaccination p3

NEXT SESSION:  JANUARY 19, 2022 – HYBRID COURSE: Virtual + In-person

This comprehensive 310 hour program will introduce students to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Topics covered include: Preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, the cardiac life cycles, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare, pharmacology, electrocardiography, and the use of an EKG machine with proper lead placement. 

  • Part 1: Clinical Medical Assistant Intensive Program
    55 hours of Clinical Medical Assisting
    55 hours of CMA Phlebotomy
    30 hours of CMA EKG

  • Part 2: Externship
    10 hours of Work Readiness training

    160 hours of Externship 

COURSE SCHEDULE

Spring 2022 Schedule:

CSA 303-E1  |  January 19 - March 25, 2022  |   Monday – Friday   |   1:00pm - 4:30pm
CSA 303-E2  |  January 19 - March 25, 2022  |   Monday – Friday   |   6:00pm - 9:30pm  
CSA 319-01  |  April 4 - May 28, 2022  |   Monday – Friday   |   TBD/Dependent on externship

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for in-person classes. Click here for more information. 

TUITION: $3,000*

Tuition for this program is funded by the Department of Higher Education through the TRAIN Grant. Only 24 seats are available.

BOOKS

 Course Name  Book Title  Author  Edition  ISBN
CMA Pt 1 (CSA 303-E1/2) Clinical Procedures for Medical Asssitants Kathy Bonewit-West (Elsevier) 10th 0323377114
CMA Pt 2 (CSA 305-E1) Phlebotomy Handbook-Blood Specimen Collection Diana Garza Kathleen Becan-McBride 10th 0134709322
CMA Pt 3 (CSA 306-E1/2) EKG Technican Plain & Simple Karen Ellis 9780134525051

PREREQUISITES

  • High School Transcript or G.E.D
  • Students must undergo a Criminal Offense Registry Information (CORI) and Sexual Offense Registry Information (SORI) background check
  • Accuplacer assessment
  • Proof of Immunizations (TDap, MMR, Varicella, HepB, Meningococcal, & TB)
  • Negative TB test (or chest x-ray) 

CERTIFICATION

This course will prepare students for the National Healthcare Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination.   

REGISTRATION

Click here to register. This is a non-credit course and runs subject to enrollment.

If you are a non-native English speaker, please schedule yourself for an English assessment here: Schedule English Assessment

Students are required to have proof of TDap, MMR, Varicella, HepB, Meningococcal, & TB immunizations. A healthcare provider needs to complete and sign the immunization form located here: Immunization Form. You will also need to provide your immunization records. You will need to upload both your immunization form and immunization records to the CastleBranch software system. After you submit the Registration form our staff will contact you and provide you with your Student I.D. Your Student I.D. will also serve as your Pin Number. You will need your Pin Number to upload your immunization form and medical records to CastleBranch.

The link to CastleBranch is located here: CastleBranch Link

The link to directions on how to establish a student account with CastleBranch and upload your immunization form and medical records is located here: CastleBranch Directions

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Registration closes one week prior to the start of class.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

                                                                                        
Download the Flyer               

CONTACT INFO

If you have additional questions, please contact us at cwd@rcc.mass.edu.

To schedule a 15 minute phone call with the Program Manager to help answer any questions that you may have, please visit https://calendly.com/dcraig-rcc/15min.