September 21, 2023

Coastal Bend College

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Coastal Bend College to Offer a Non-credit Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Program Starting November 11

Coastal Bend College’s Department of Continuing Education has partnered with Ed2Go to provide a certified clinical medical assistant non-credit program completely online starting Thursday, November 11.

Clinical medical assistants are skilled multi-taskers who help to maximize the productivity of the healthcare team. Medical assistants enable a healthcare facility to operate more efficiently, which increases revenue and provides a positive experience for patients.

In this course, you will learn medical terminology, medical law and ethics, HIPAA rules, scheduling systems, patient check-in and check-out, contents of a medical record, anatomy, pathophysiology, pharmacology, nutrition, phlebotomy theory, injections, and routine treatment and laboratory duties.

You will also learn medical terms and their application. You’ll start by learning the origins of medical words and how to recognize prefixes and suffixes used in medical terminology. Then you’ll learn about the body as a whole and how to differentiate cells, tissues, organs, systems, and cavities. Next, you’ll learn to define and describe the function of each system of the human body. This knowledge will help you take the next step in your medical career or education.

You will be also able to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national certification exam offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA). This course includes a voucher which covers the fee of the exam. 

Prerequisite: There are no prerequisites prior to enrolling in this course. You need a high school diploma or GED in order to take the CCMA exam.

The program cost is $1595 and includes the following textbooks and exam voucher:

  • Medical Terminology for Health Professions
  • Administrative Medical Assisting, Lindh, Tamparo, Dahl, Morris, Correa
  • Clinical Medical Assisting, Lindh, Tamparo, Dahl, Morris, Correa
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam voucher

If you have any questions or would like to register for the certified clinical medical assistant program at Coastal Bend College, please email or call 361-354-2768.