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Certified Medical Assiting
Course Description: Embark on an adventure into the world of medicine by becoming a CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT (CMA). Enroll in the course that may well be the best bargain in town. Are you ready to change your future and enjoy a challenging career in the medical field? You will acquire a variety of clinical skills including utilizing Universal/Standard Precautions, administering injections, performing venipuncture and electrocardiography, assisting with medical office procedures, and the correct use of medical terminology. You will discover a dynamic approach to administrative skills including medical law and ethics, patient records, receptionist duties, and an introduction to computers and insurance. Basic computer and math skills are strongly recommended. Students are required to complete 160 hours of unpaid externship. In addition to tuition, students must purchase a uniform, and textbooks. On-The-Job Training is mandatory. In order to apply for the state exam, the applicant must provide a social security number. (Fee for exam is presently $125) The Certified Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756 727/210-2350
Only graduates of CAAHEP accredited programs are eligible to sit for the AAMA National Certification Test. In order to apply for the national exam, the applicant must provide a social security number. Only students who successfully complete the accredited course and pass the written exam become Certified Medical Assistants (CMA) and are eligible to receive a Certificate of Competency from SoCal ROC. No outside courses or credits can be transferred into this program..
- Be at least 18 years old
- Possess a HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA or GED (translated into English)
- Provide notification of Live Scan clearance (This should be done immediately. See below.)
- Provide proof of a NEGATIVE MANTOUX TEST or NEGATIVE CHEST X-RAY (to be submitted one month before externship)
- Provide proof of completing the HEPATITIS B vaccine series (3 injections) or sign a waiver
- Provide proof of the VARICELLA and MMR vaccines or sign a waiver
- Possess current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers and First Aid cards only
- Sign a Student Waiver and Release Form
- Some medical facilities may require the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough) vaccine before beginning externship
- Live Scan clearance required.
Note: If you do not have a record of the Hepatitis B vaccine, you will need to request a blood test to check for immunity.
On the Job Training: On-The-Job Training is mandatory.
UC Credit: No
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Course ID# 424