We will get you on the path to a career with our accelerated program!
Become a versatile member of the healthcare team as a medical assistant by learning the clinical and administrative skills to work in ambulatory care settings, such as primary care offices, urgent care centers, and specialty clinics. This 150-hour program combines classroom education with hands-on lab training to learn the technical and soft skills our region’s employers are seeking. You will also have the option to apply for a 120-hour clinical practicum upon satisfactory completion of the course.
LEARN THE SKILLS:
- Assist the physician during exams
- Interview and educate patients
- Measure and record vital signs
- Administer injections
- Data entry and scheduling
Students will be prepared to sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR:
- Online mobile-ready e-book, learning tools, and study materials. (Students can rent a printed textbook for $7.99 directly from the publisher.)
- NHA online practice exams, online study guide, and fee for the CCMA exam.
- Student kit with watch, stethoscope, and blood pressure cuff.
- Fee for criminal background check and drug screen.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS COURSE:
- Attending Workforce Healthcare Orientation on Tuesday August 28, 2018 at 6 p.m.
- Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) class and exam fees (Either at VWCC or another community provider.)
- Acquiring and paying for all required immunizations and exams for clinical rotation practicum.
- Access to a computer and Internet or transportation to campus computer labs for weekly online assignments.
- Transportation to, and 100% attendance during, clinical practicum. Typically clinical practicums are 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are no part-time or weekend hours. Application and acceptance of a clinical placement means you agree to complete all 120 hours.
- Students will need to purchase multiple sets of scrubs.
Demonstrate college readiness by completing one of the following:
- Must be at least 18-years-old.
Demonstrate computer skills by completing one of the following:
- Proof of GED or US high school diploma valid within past five years. Scores or GPA to be evaluated for college readiness.
- US college diploma or transcript showing completion of non-developmental English and Math.
- Take the Virginia Placement Test (VPT) for English and Math. Developmental scores not eligible to register.
- Submit results from the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).
Must complete a background check, drug screen, and immunizations to participate in the optional 120-hour clinical practicum.
- Transcript showing computer class completion within last five years.
- Certificate of completion for a computer class within last three years.
- Completion of the North Star computer assessment: Modules 1, 4, &5.
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