Start your Healthcare Career as a Clinical Medical Assistant
Online Classes Start January 4, 2021
Enrollment for this session is now closed.
Please check back on this page for information about our next session.
Our proven two-part program combines medical terminology,
professional communications skills, hands-on clinical practice, and a supervised externship in a healthcare facility.
Upon successful completion of both parts, eligible students will be placed
in an unpaid externship in a healthcare facility.
Register in two easy steps:
Review the Orientation PowerPoint Presentation. This presentation will give you an overview of the course description and expectations and time commitment required to successfully complete the program. After reviewing the presentation, feel free to reach out to our CMA instructor, Julie Whittemore (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions about the program.
Complete the online registration form and pay course fees. If you are interested in setting up a payment plan, please contact Secretary, Kristine Hargrave (email@example.com).
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Part 1 – Medical Terminology and Work Skills
January 4 - March 18, 2021 (Registration closed)
ONLINE: Independent study, 160 hours, 10 weeks
Introduction to clinical medical assisting fundamentals, medical terminology and professional communication.
Students will learn foundational skills that frame the professional patient-friendly, entry-level clinical medical assistant. This course covers medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, common diseases, and clinical skills associated with each body system and patient care. Successful students will be eligible to earn industry standard healthcare certifications
Note: Students successfully completing Part 1 may be eligible to earn up to 3 hours credit at American River College.
Part 2 – Clinical Lab and Externship
Dates to be determined when we are able to safely provide in-person instruction.
In-Person Classroom instruction: 180 hours, 10 weeks
(at Sunrise Tech Center)
Externship: 160 hours
Introduction to clinical patient care, assisting physicians in patient exams, and minor procedures.
Students will learn and practice one-on-one clinical skills using both live people and medical models. Skills include taking vitals (blood pressure, pulse, temperature, administering medication, drawing blood, and collecting, transporting and handling lab specimen, and performing EKGs. The course also covers pediatric and geriatric health management including immunization schedules and associated patient care.