Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) Online Course

Online Course with 160-Hour Clinical Externship

Study to become a certified Clinical Medical Assistant at your own pace and within your schedule. The Clinical Medical Assistant online course includes interactive learning modules, 24/7 mentoring, learning exercises, labs and a student portal with career resources.

 

Quick Facts

  • Tuition: $2,599
    Self-paced eLearning course includes 160-hour clinical externship, six months access, all textbooks, workbooks and related course materials
  • Register: Visit Online Course Registration
  • Contact: Call (888) 574-6218 or (866) 217-8931

 

CMA Online Course Topics

This online course will provide the necessary training and skills required to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination.

This online 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
  • Lab 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
  • Responsibilities of the clinical medical assistant and introduction to healthcare facilities
  • Medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, circulation of the heart and blood vessels
  • Care & safety of patients, medical & legal aspects of care, confidentiality and HIPAA
  • Effective verbal and non-verbal communication, interpersonal skills and human behavior
  • Aseptic techniques, infection prevention, universal precautions, proper use and disposal of biohazards and sharps
  • Documenting patient medical histories, updating patient medical files, vital signs and documentation
  • Appling sterile dressings, preparing patients for X-rays, performing various injections, administering oral medications, instructing patients on the proper usage of medications
  • Phlebotomy, venipunctures and capillary sampling, collecting specimens and point of care testing
  • Performing 12 lead EKGs and EKG strip analysis (P,Q,R,S,T wave form)

 


About the Online Course

This course includes:

  • 24/7 instructor support and course mentoring
  • Online healthcare content that supplements each course
  • Student and instructor collaboration
  • Engaging labs, student exercises, course videos and animated simulations
  • Access to an online community with interactive content and robust student services
  • Student pre and post assessments and online performance tracking
  • National and state certification opportunities
  • A secure Student Portal which includes: career guidance, resume writing and other career resources
  • 160-hour clinical externship placement

Educational Requirements

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.


CalJOBS

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.