A CMA is a certified health care worker who performs the administrative and clinical tasks that keep the offices of licensed health practitioners running smoothly. More specifically they: greet patients, take vital signs, administer medication, prepare/instruct the patient for their examination, maintain medical records, etc. They generally work in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners, and clinics. Our CMA program is only five days long. *Ask for details about the 3-in-1 option, which allows CCMA students to earn up to three certifications: Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy, and EKG Technician**
Introduction to Medical Assisting
The Profession of Medical Assisting; Types of Medical Practice; Legal and Ethical Issues in Medical Practice, Including HIPAA; Communication with Patients
Administrative Medical Assisting
Using and Maintaining Office Equipment; Using Computers in the Office; Managing Correspondence and Mail; Managing Office Supplies; Maintaining Patient Records; Interacting With Patients; Financial Responsibilities
Clinical Medical Assisting
Principles of Asepsis; Infection-Control Techniques; HIV, Hepatitis, and Other Blood-Borne Pathogens; Preparing the Examination and Treatment Areas; Assisting With Patients; Physician’s Office Laboratory Procedures
Anatomy and Physiology
Organization of the Body; The Integumentary System; The Skeletal System; The Muscular System; The Nervous System; The Circulatory System; The Immune System; The Respiratory System; The Digestive System; The Endocrine System; Special Senses; The Urinary System; The Reproductive System
Specialty Practice and Medical Emergencies
Assisting With Examinations in the Basic Specialities; Medical Emergencies and First Aid; Assisting WIth Minor Surgery; Assisting With Cold and Heat Therapy and Ambulation
Nutrition, Pharmacology, and Diagnostic Equipment
Nutrition and Special Diets; Principles of Pharmacology; Drug Administration; Electrocardiography and Pulmonary Function Testing; X-Rays and Diagnostic Radiology
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why would anyone choose to go to a traditional schooling program, when yours has so many great benefits and advantagesover the others?
A: Because our programs are not for everyone. Students must meet special qualification guidelines to take our programs, which not everyone is able to meet. The other reason is that many people who would qualify, do not know that there is an alternative to the traditional college and university vocational programs because it is not something that most schools know and are willing to admit.
Q: What is the difference between the certifications and credentials earned through your programs versus those earned after completing a traditional vocational college/university program?
A: There is no difference between the certifications. It’s not the certification and credentials that is different, it is the method taken to earn those certifications/credentials that is different. Traditional schooling is one way, and meeting our qualification guidelines and completing one of our programs is another. They are just two different paths that end at the same destination. Not everyone qualifies for this path, whereas anyone could qualify for the other.