General Information:

Total hours of instruction: 108

Externship opportunity: 120

Total Program hours: 228

Materials: Students will need access to a computer/laptop and internet. Textbook and all other materials necessary for this program are included.

Course Description:

This program prepares students to be professional medical assistants dedicated to patient care management. Graduates are equipped to assist physicians with examinations and treatments, take medical histories, perform diagnostic tests, sterilize instruments and supplies, assist with minor surgery and administer medications. The program goal is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Prerequisites: High School Graduate or GED holder.

Course Exam:

Students will take the CCMA (Certified Clinical Medical Assistant) exam through NHA (National Healthcareer Association).

Topics Covered:
  1. Accurately take and record vital signs.
  2. Prepare Patients for examinations.
  3. Assist with patient examinations and treatments.
  4. Collect and label laboratory specimens for processing and/or transport.
  5. Perform basic physician's office laboratory procedures.
  6. Accurately document patient medical information.
  7. Accurately and safely perform diagnostic and injections.
  8. Prepare and administer medications and injections.
  9. Prepare examination and treatment area.
  1. Medical Records
  2. Medical Asepsis / OSHA Standard
  3. Sterilization and Disinfection
  4. Vital Signs
  5. Physical Examination
  6. Eye and Ear Assessment
  7. Tissue Healing
  8. Gynecologic Exam and Prenatal Care
  9. Pediatric Examination
  10. Minor Office Surgery
  11. Administration of Medication
  12. EKG
  13. Colon Procedures
  14. Radiology
  15. Clinical Laboratory
  16. Urinary System
  17. Phlebotomy
  18. Hematology
  19. Blood Chemistry and Immunology
  20. Microbiology
  21. Emergency Medical Procedures

Instructional Strategies:

  • Self-Directed Study
  • Skills Demonstration
  • Simulation
  • Online Activities

Methods of Evaluation:

  • Quizzes & Exams
  • Skills Demonstration
  • Learner-Centered Activities
  • Externship

Full Tuition: $3,267 (without financial aid option)

Financial Aid Options Available:

Workforce Credentials Grant (WCG) – Student must meet Virginia Domicile criteria. Cost reduced to $1,089
Financial Aid for Noncredit Training leading to Industry Credential (FANTIC) & G3 – Funding based on income limits. Cost reduced to $0.
Tobacco Commission - Students that meet Virginia Domicile criteria and live in a county or city eligible for funding through the Tobacco Commission. Cost reduced to $544.50
Other: Additional resources are available through Community Partners. Cost reduced to $0.

Course offerings, dates and times, and locations are subject to change without notice. For up-to-date information, please call the Workforce Development office. Financial Aid funds are limited, and availability of the reduced tuition costs are contingent upon the allocation and availability of state funds for the program. A student's best option for determining eligibility is to arrange an appointment with Workforce. For information on our cancellation and refund policies, visit our cancellation and refund policies page.

*Application dates may be extended depending on enrollment