Continuing Education: Clinical Medical Assistant Program

Course Description

This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes among other things preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle.

Course topics include:

  • Phlebotomy
  • Pharmacology
  • Proper use and administration of medications
  • Taking and documenting vital signs
  • Cardiology including proper lead placements
  • Professional workplace behavior
  • Ethics and legal aspects of healthcare

This program also includes 140 hours of classroom lecture and hands on labs and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider. To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 140-hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening, and meet other requirements.


Note:  Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. 

Dates: July 20 - Dec 14, 2019 ( No class Aug 31st & Nov 30th)
Times: Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 9:00am to 4:30pm

McAllen Teaching Site (MCTS)
1800 S Main St #1100, McAllen, TX 78503

Event Type

Academics, Campus Life, Community, Training & Development, Academic Calendar

Target Audience

Students, General Public, Staff, Faculty, Alumni



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