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FF - Certified Medical Assistant - HMCA (Day)

ID : 3022   
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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 14-week, 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.  For detailed course information, please see student handbook

  • 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).

Online mobile-ready e-book, learning tools, and study materials.
• 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.

• 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.

Must be at least 18-years old.

Demonstrate college readiness 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).
Demonstrate computer skills by completing one of the following:
  • 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.
Must complete a background check, drug screen, and immunizations to participate in the optional 120-hour clinical practicum.

Student are responsible for their own transportation to clinical, and 100% attendance is mandatory.
Please see the Cinical Medical Assistant Student Handbook for full requirements and expectations.

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Class Details

44 Sessions
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Daily - Tue.  
  Weekly - Thu, Mon, Tue.  

Location : Multiple Location : 
  Thomas Center

Instructor : Charlotte Simmonds 



Please read:  I am enrolling in this class as part of the New Economy Workforce Credential Grant Program (WCG). As a condition to receiving a grant, I agree to the following terms and conditions as specified on this site: WCG Release Form.



Registration Closes On
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/8/2020 - 9/8/2020 Daily - Tue 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Roanoke, Thomas Center  Map Charlotte Simmonds 
9/10/2020 - 12/17/2020 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Thu 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Roanoke, Webber  Map Charlotte Simmonds 

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