Clinical Medical Assistant Program

Clinical Medical Assistant
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 among other things preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle.

Course topics include:

  • Phlebotomy
  • Pharmacology
  • Proper use and administration of medications
  • Taking and documenting vital signs
  • Cardiology including proper lead placements
  • Professional workplace behavior
  • Ethics and legal aspects of healthcare

This program also includes 140 hours of classroom lecture and hands on labs and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider. To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 140-hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening, and meet other requirements.


Note:  Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. 

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Next Schedule
Dates: July 20 - Dec 14, 2019 ( No class Aug 31st & Nov 30th)
Times: Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Course Contact Hours
140 hours

Clinical Externship Hours
160 hours

Students who are eager to start a new career in this health profession working in physicians’ offices, clinics, and outpatient facilities. The student should have or are on track to have their high school diploma or GED.

Students must have a high school diploma, GED, or to be on track to receive either of those. Participants must also possess a minimum 10-grade level math and reading skills as well.

Note: Persons must be at least 18 years old to sit for the national certification exam after completing this course.

Note: includes all textbooks.

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Note: If you are applying for the Continuing Education Private Loan to cover the registration fee for a non-credit continuing education program, then please use UTRGV Continuing Education School Code: 00359902. The loan amount you note in the application cannot exceed the open enrollment fee noted on our website. Minimum for the loans must be $500.00. Some service charges may apply.

Silvia Lopez

The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam information is for reference purposes only and it’s not included in the course fee.

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
$149.00 (PSI Computer Based)
$159.43 (Classroom)

1) 160 questions
2) 240 minutes to complete