Clinical Medical Assisting

VCC Clinical Medical Assistant prepares you to manage back office procedures in a physician’s office. Perform duties such as taking and recording vital signs, medical histories, prepare patients for examination, draw blood, and administering medications as directed by physician. Bureau of Labor Statistics Standard Occupational Classification Code (SOC 31-9092). The program consists of 160 hours of classroom instruction and didactics in addition to 160-hours externship with a total 320 clock hours. This program will prepare you to take the Certified Clinical Assistant examination (CCMA) through the National Healthcare Association (NHA). There are no prerequisites for this program.

Objectives
After completing this course participants will be able to understand and perform the following
* Define key medical terminology
* Identify parts of the human body
* Record patient’s medical history
* Assist physician with examinations, perform basic wound care
* Document patient’s current symptoms, risk factors, and other concerns that will help the primary physician deliver an accurate diagnosis
* Administer medications, coordinate prescription refills as needed
* Demonstrate the administration of oral and injectable medications
* Draw blood and other bodily specimens
* Verifies patient information by interviewing patient
* Educates patients by providing medication, answering questions
* Completes records by recording patient examination, treatment, and test results
* Maintain patient care information confidential
* Adhering to professional standards, policies and procedures, state, and local requirements, and JCAHO
* Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities
* Keep supplies ready by inventory stock, placing orders, verifying receipt
* Supports patient care delivery by helping healthcare providers during examinations
* Prepare laboratory specimens, perform laboratory tests on the premises
* Sterilize medical instruments, administer medications on the premises
* Prepare patients for x-rays, take electrocardiograms, change dressing

PROGRAM DATES

Mon-Thurs- AM- 9:00AM – 1:00PM *10 weeks*/strong>
01/07/19-03/14/19 + 4 weeks internship
04/01/19-06/14/19 + 4 weeks internship
07/01/19-09/06/19 + 4 weeks internship
09/16/19-11/29/19 + 4 weeks internship

Mon-Thurs – Afternoon1:30PM – 5:30PM *10 weeks*
01/07/19-03/14/19 + 4 weeks internship
04/01/19-06/14/19 + 4 weeks internship
07/01/19-09/06/19 + 4 weeks internship
09/16/19-11/29/19 + 4 weeks internship

Mon-Thurs -PM- 6:00PM – 10:00PM *10 weeks*
01/07/19-03/14/19 + 4 weeks internship
04/01/19-06/14/19 + 4 weeks internship
07/01/19-09/06/19 + 4 weeks internship
09/16/19-11/29/19 + 4 weeks internship

SAT – 9:00AM – 5:00PM *20 weeks*
01/07/19-05/24/19 + 4 weeks internship
06/08/19-10/19/19 + 4 weeks internship

Tuition $3,200.00 Registration Fee: (Non-Refundable) $ 200.00
STRF Fee (required by the State of California) $ 0.00
Total Paid to School $2875.00

OTHER EXPENSES OUT OF POCKET (APPROXIMATE)
CPR/BLS: $ 65.00
Textbook/Workbook (required) $ 200.00
CMAA Certification $ 155.00
Uniform (Required) $ 45.00
Background check and drug screen $ 80.00
Supplies (stethoscope, sphygmomanometer) $ 40.00
Total Out of Pocket $580.00

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