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This course prepares medical assistant students to perform patient clinical skills in the medical office setting. Students perform clinical procedures including administering medications, assisting with minor surgery, performing an electrocardiogram, obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients and maintaining clinical equipment in an ambulatory care setting.
This course will provide the necessary training and skills required to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. This course requires 140 classroom hours (lecture and labs) and a clinical externship. Students must successfully complete the 140-hour classroom requirement to be eligible to participate in the 160-hour clinical externship rotation.
This comprehensive Clinical Medical Assistant course provides training in the following areas:
People who are interested in becoming a Clinical Medical Assistant must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Advanced fluency in English for non-native English speakers is recommended.
As a result of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, CalJOBS provides connections to customer-focused employment training for adults and dislocated workers. SF State is an approved provider for WIOA funds. SF State is listed on the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) on the CalJOBS website. Search on Keyword: SF State College of Extended Learning.