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Find Your Future in Healthcare:
CCI Training Center's Medical Assistant Certification Program
The program is designed to allow students to take care of bookwork at their own pace. In-person classes (held one to two times per week) serve a dual purpose:
- to give students an opportunity to see how to perform care skills and procedures in a classroom setting
- to fulfill state clinical requirements for completion of a medical assistant certification program
Some students can feel uncertain about finding employment after the final certification examination. To better prepare students for success, CCI requires that all Medical Assistant training program candidates participate in an externship to graduate.
Externships give students the opportunity to work side-by-side with other health care professionals, including medical assistants, nurses, and physician’s assistants.
This hands-on experience in the healthcare field eases the transition to full-time employment as a Certified Medical Assistant. As an added benefit, some students may be offered a permanent position with the medical facility after the completion of a successful externship.
An In-Depth Look at the Medical Assistant Program
In order to be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association’s Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam, students will need to complete a full series of courses. CCMAs may work in a variety of care settings, ranging from the private practice of a local physician to the most cutting-edge hospitals. No matter the care setting, a CCMA candidate must complete courses to prove competency in areas such as:
- Computer Fundamentals. Students will gain a basic understanding of the role of computer charting in healthcare with the skills necessary to prepare reports and communicate with other healthcare professionals.
- Communication. Medical Assistants must learn to maintain the reputation of the profession by communicating clearly and accurately.
- Attention to Detail & Quality Care. Allied Health professionals are expected to take extra care in every detail. For example, slight variations in spelling can have a significant impact on standards of care. Medication names may be extremely similar, such as Clonidine (used to treat high blood pressure) and Klonopin (for anxiety). Failure to check and correct spelling can have dangerous consequences.
Courses Included in the Medical Assistant Program:
- Computer Fundamentals
- Allied Health Math
- Anatomy and Physiology I
- Medical Terminology I
- Medical Law, Ethics & Professionalism
- Basic Pharmacology
- Clinical Procedures and Lab I
- Clinical Procedures and Lab II
- Nutrition & Weight Management
- EKG – Introduction
- Career Development
The staff and instructors will help you write your resume for the first time, review an existing resume, and provide job search resources. As graduation and certification exam day approaches, students will participate in mock medical assistant interviews. This professional development assistance is offered so that you feel confident going into the interview process.
Even after you have completed your studies and received a job offer, CCI Training Center provides job support skills training to help you successfully transition into your new career.
As you grow into your career as a medical assistant, we welcome you back to continue your education by obtaining additional certifications to drive your career onward, and to benefit from employment assistance.
Where do Medical Assistants Work?
There are currently 623,560 Medical Assistants employed in the US, nearly 60,000 of which are based in Texas. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for Medical Assistants is expected to increase by 23%, with an estimated 730,200 Medical Assistants to be employed by 2024.
Medical Assistants fulfill many vital positions in health care, including:
- Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
- Administrative Medical Assistant
- Specialized Medical Assistant
- Phlebotomy Technician
- Laboratory Technician
- Blood Donor Phlebotomist
- Clinical Coordinator
- EKG/ECG Technician
- Chiropractic Assistant
- Ophthalmic Assistant
CCI Training Center is a vocational school dedicated to helping goal-oriented working adults transition into fulfilling and worthwhile careers. The Medical Assistant Program at CCI offers well-rounded coursework that prepares you for a rewarding healthcare career.