Course Title
Medical Assistant Certification Program
Course Code
LCN 100D
L. Lovejoy

The Medical Assistant Program is designed for those students wishing to begin their career path in the healthcare industry. The medical assistant is an unlicensed member of the healthcare team that is trained in multiple skills. Medical Assistants work mainly in outpatient or ambulatory care facilities and are cross-trained to perform administrative and clinical duties. This 20-week accelerated program will teach the student to perform the skills of a medical assistant and give the student the foundational knowledge needed to successfully fulfill that role.

This is a hybrid program, which means students will need access to a computer during part of the program. Students will be required to review online lectures prior to coming to class for their face-to-face lab days. The class will meet one evening a week.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Medical History and Patient Assessment
  • Vital Sign Measurements
  • Assisting with Physical Examinations and Minor Office Procedures
  • Medication preparation and administration, by mouth, subcutaneous, and injections
  • Phlebotomy / Lab Collection, Processing, and Microbiology
  • Other clinical and/or front office duties which would normally be part of the role of a medical assistant.
  • Anatomy and physiology of each body system and basic disease processes
  • Basic Accounting Techniques
  • Written and Oral communications
  • Office Administration,
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Medical Terminology and Abbreviations

All students will receive their American Heart Association (AHA) CPR certification as part of the program. After successful completion of the program, students will have qualified to sit for the CCMA certification through the National Healthcareer Association. Your first attempt at certification is included in your tuition.

The cost of the program includes the following:

  • All books/workbooks needed for the program
  • All lab supplies needed for the program
  • Two (2) pairs of navy blue embroidered scrubs
  • Embroidered Jacket
  • CPR certification through the AHA
  • Blood Pressure Cuff
  • Stethoscope
  • Urine Drug Screen
  • Background Check
  • Watch
  • One attempt at the CCMA Certification Exam
  • Certificate of completion
  • Photo ID badge for Clinical
  • Medical Assistant Certification Lapel Pin
  • Clinical fees (160 hours of clinical, must be completed before the student may sit for the certification exam)
  • Lab fees

Pell Grants, A+ are not accepted for this program. Ask the front office about grant opportunities, payment plans, and other financing offers.

Students may begin the registration process at any time*

You will be sent login information 24-48 hours prior to the first day of class

There is no refund to the student unless CWD Allied Health cancels the program. If the student withdraws prior to the start of the program, a fee of $250 will be charged.

Evenings from 5:30pm-9:30pm

Tuesdays, January 10 – May 16, 2023

Thursdays, March 2 – June 29, 2023

Tuesdays, May 30 – September 18, 2023

Thursdays, July 20 – November 16. 2023

Tuesdays, October 17 – February 20, 2024

This course is eligible for funding under SkillUP for students that are participating in the Food Stamps Program. If you believe you may be eligible for this funding, please call (417) 447-8888 prior to registering online.

This class is eligible for free tuition through the Job Corps Scholars Program. For more information email or call 417-447-6977 / 417-447-6978

This class is eligible for The Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant. For more information call 417-447-8888 or email to 

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