Clinical Medical Assisting Program - Online

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  • Course description
    Program Highlights
    The Clinical Medical Assisting program at SJVC offers extensive back office training to provide support to physicians and direct patient care in a variety of medical settings. Training includes a balance of classroom instruction with laboratory experience to create the best opportunity for student understanding and performance.


        * Injection Administration
        * Electrocardiograms
        * Venipuncture & skin puncture
        * CPR & first aid
        * Assisting in minor surgery
        * Front office procedures
        * Basic lab tests
        * Patient education
        * Taking & recording vital signs

    Career Opportunities
    Health care careers are on the rise and expected to increase dramatically in the years ahead as an aging population requires growing medical attention. Graduates can expect to secure positions in a variety of career roles:

        * Clinical Medical Assistant
        * Medical Secretary
        * Occupational Health Assistant
        * Laboratory Assistant

    With additional education or training career path advancement might take you into areas such as Licensed Practical Nurse, Emergency Medical Technician, Recreational Therapist, Physician Assistant or other advanced nursing positions.

    Certifications Earned
    Graduates earn a Certificate of Completion and are eligible to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam, offered by American Medical Technologists/Allied Health (AMT), and the National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) exam, offered by the National Center for Competency testing (NCCT). Graduates also earn Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Certification, CPR and First Aid Certification.

    Certificate graduates may continue their education at SJVC and earn their Associate of Science degree.

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