Clinical Care Medical Assistant (CCMA)

A Certified Clinical Medical  Assistant (CCMA) is a multi-skilled professional and a valuable asset to a physician. They are an integral part of the healthcare team.

What do CCMAs do?

A certified clinical medical assistant performs administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physicians.

What is the salary of a CCMA?

You can research what any occupation earns in the state of Tennessee by visiting the JOBS4TN.GOV website and looking under Labor Market Information.

Who is the program for?

The certified clinical medical assistant program is for anyone wanting to work in a doctor's office, an individual interested in getting a quick start into the healthcare field, or even students on a "waiting list" for another healthcare career.

What about the program?

The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant is a cohort of three courses offered to provide a comprehensive program preparing medical assistant students to perform patient clinical skills in the healthcare setting. In this program you will cover the topics of phlebotomy, electrocardiogram, and medical assistant. At the conclusion of the phlebotomy section of the program you are required to take the National Healthcare Association exam on computer to receive a certification. The same will happen after covering the CCMA material. You are required to take a separate exam to receive certification. 

How long is the program?

The CCMA program is a 6-month or 27-week program.

When does the program start?

The program starts in the Fall, and is only offered at the Dyersburg campus. Class is held twice a week (Tues/Thurs) during the evening hours of 5:30p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

How much does the program cost?

The total cost of the program is $2,685. This program does not qualify for financial aid or assistance. A payment plan is available as follows:

Description Payment
Deposit $895
Due by 8th week of class $895
Due by 16th week of class $895


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