Medical Assistant Training Program
U.S College’s Clinical Medical Assistant Program is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on training that they need to assist doctors in physician offices. Students are taught back-office medical assisting skills. The Medical Assistant Course places emphasis on back office skills, teaching students how to measure vital signs, input patient history, perform physical examinations, calculate and administer medical doses, lab procedures, EKGs, and emergency medical procedures.
Students are also required to complete an 80-hour externship at a medical clinic or medical office, where they will put the knowledge and skills they’ve learned to the test. Upon completion of the Program, students will earn a certificate of completion as a Clinical Medical Assistant. After earning your certificate, you will feel confident and be ready to pursue entry-level Clinical Medical Assistant positions.
Earning a Medical Assistant Certificate will make you more marketable in a competitive job market. Employers tend to prefer candidates who have completed training and have experience in the field over candidates without such training and experience.
The great thing about U.S College's Medical Assistant Course is that it's short-term and can be completed in as few as 16 weeks, placing you on the fast track to beginning a new and rewarding career as a medical assistant. Contact us, and one of our admissions professionals will reach out to you to provide all the information you need to enroll in our CMA Program.
- Duration: 16 Weeks
- 80-hour Externship in a clinic or medical office
- Hands-on training and lab simulations
- Morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend classes available
- Ongoing Enrollment
Skills You Will Learn
The Clinical Medical Assistant Program offered by U.S Colleges is a short-term 16-week course that prepares students for things they will encounter in an entry-level medical assistant position. The CMA Program teaches students basic medical terminology, how to take patient vital signs, how to use an EKG machine, how to handle blood tubes, how to use a stethoscope, how to use medical instruments, and much more.
Upon completion of the Program and earning your certificate, you will feel confident in your ability to succeed in a clinical medical assistant position, as our Program will provide you with a solid foundation in the medical assisting field.
Our instructors are not only experienced, but they’ve worked in the medical assistant field, allowing them to pass down what they’ve learned from the field to you.
Before completing the Program, you will be required to complete an 80-hour externship with an approved local employer, providing you with real-world experience of what it’s like to work as a medical assistant. This invaluable experience will also look great on your resume, showing potential employers that you have some experience in the field, and making you more marketable in a very competitive job market.
The Clinical Medical Assistant Program will teach you through a variety of platforms that include:
- Clinics & Labs
- Classroom Lectures
- Practice Demonstrations
- And much more
Clinical Medical Assistant Career Outcomes
Once you graduate from our Clinical Medical Assistant program, you can find yourself working in a number of different facilities from assisted living facilities to doctor’s offices to clinics, emergency rooms, and nursing homes. Some of the titles you may find yourself working under include:
- Nursing Clinical Assistant
- Medical Assistant
- Clinical Assistant
About This Program
Although the Medical Assistant Program is challenging, it’s interactive and fun. The Program consists of 220 hours of instruction and 80 hours at an externship, providing you with ample knowledge and training for you to hit the ground running, allowing you to add value as a medical assistant on day one. Here is a breakdown of the different courses you will take if you enroll in the Medical Assistant Course.
Introduction to Medical Assisting and Health Professions
The Patient Chart: Medical History & Documentation
Employment Strategies & Interview Techniques
Vital Signs & Measurements
Nutrition & Health, Allergy and Disease
Allergy and Infectious Disease
Urology and Male Reproduction
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Calculation of Medication Dosage
Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
Orthopedics and Rheumatology
Assisting with Minor Surgery
Laboratory Procedures Safety & Regulatory Guidelines
Phlebotomy Venipuncture & Capillary Puncture
Hematology, Analysis of Blood
Microbiology and Immunology