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Clinical Medical Assistant and Introduction to Medical Terminology and Work Skills

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2024-25 School Year Class Information 

The Summer 2024 Clinical Medical Assisting / Medical Terminology and Work Skills Program session is scheduled for July 1, 2024 - October 10, 2024.
Registration for this session has closed and orientation has been completed.

If you are interested in taking this course in the future, there will be two additional sessions of the CMA course held during the 24-25 school year with the following orientation and class dates:

October 21, 2024 to February 27, 2025 (Mandatory orientation held on September 27th, 2024)

Information can be found for this session below. Spaces are limited due to the high demand of this program and you must RSVP on the link below to save your place in the orientation session. 
RSVP Here

March 10, 2025 to June 26, 2025 (Mandatory orientation held on February 7th, 2025)

* More information on this session will be posted here on the website in the fall

For specific questions about this program, please reach out to our CMA instructor, Julie Whittemore at julie.whittemore@sanjuan.edu 


Fall 2024 Course Registration Information

Course: Fall 2024 Clinical Medical Assisting / Medical Terminology and Work Skills 

Fee: $1270.00 (does NOT include textbooks, scrubs, CPR certification or NHA test fee)  ** 

Instructor: Julie Whittemore

Dates: October 21, 2024 to February 27, 2025 

Days: Monday - Thursday (Wednesday online for part of the program)

Time: 9:00 am-3:30 pm

Location: Sunrise Tech Center 

** A payment plan is available.  Once you receive your enrollment acceptance confirmation, you will be sent an invitation to complete your registration with a link to either pay the tuition in full or set up a payment plan contract and register for the class.  You are not considered enrolled until payment is received.  For the payment plan, half of the tuition is due at registration using a credit or debit card only.  The remainder of the tuition is due in monthly installments until paid in full.  

Registration for this program is determined upon space available and the passing of an entrance exam.

NO REFUNDS - NO EXCEPTIONS once the class begins!   
 


Course Description

The Clinical Medical Assistant Certificate Program is a concurrent two-part program providing students with the technical vocabulary and anatomy knowledge and the practical clinical experience necessary for successful entry-level employment as clinical medical assistants.

Students will receive step-by-step industry-standard clinical/ back-office training.

Part 1 - Introduction to Medical Terminology and Work Skills: This section covers medical terminology and anatomy and includes insurance coding and billing, customer service, scheduling of appointments, and medical office computer training.

Part 2 - Clinical Medical Assisting: This section provides practical hands-on clinical experience by teaching patient interview skills, patient positioning, vitals, blood pressure, injections, ECG, CPR and more.  

Students successfully completing both sections of the course earn a Certificate of Completion and optional externship placement for students who qualify. Students are offered the opportunity to take the National Healthcare Association (NHA) exam to qualify as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).

Take the two sections together and complete your CMA training in approximately 15 weeks (not including externship opportunities) 

Pre-requisites:

  • Proof of a high school (or college) diploma (if from outside the United States, the diploma or GED must be translated into English).    

  • Written proof of a current TB test within two (2) weeks of the class start date.

  • Scrubs (solid top and matching bottoms, any color) worn with closed-toed/heeled shoes are required within two (2) weeks of the class start date. 

  • Basic computer skills, including the ability to create, save, and email a document.

  • Minimum typing speed of 25 wpm.