Earn a Medical Assistant Certification

Graduates of the Medical Assistant program are prepared to sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CCMA) and Certified Medical Administrative Assistant exams facilitated by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

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28 Weeks

Program Length

$30,000

Average Starting Salary

NHA

Issuing Authority

What does it mean to earn your Certification as a Medical Assistant?

Through the Medical Assistant Program, students are eligible to sit for two certifications: the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) and the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA).

Both the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Certification and the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) ensures that you are ready to excel in the medical assistant position.

Medical Assistant Outcomes

The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification ensures individuals:

  • Understand basic human anatomy and medical terminology
  • Comply with HIPAA/HITECH, OSHA, CMS and other healthcare regulations, laws and ethics
  • Understand the laboratory including specimen collection techniques, pharmacology, medication administration and cardiopulmonary testing
  • Will be able to administer medications and assist with minor procedures
  • Can prepare patient rooms and patients for examinations
  • Can record vital signs and take medical histories
  • Understand the use of Diagnosis and Procedure codes
  • Can utilize Electronic Health Records and related Practice Management
  • Understand the importance of infection control and environmental safety
  • Can handle laboratory specimen
  • Can accurate provide patients with education they need

The Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification ensures individuals:

  • Comply with HIPAA/HITECH, OSHA, CMS and other healthcare regulations, laws and ethics
  • Understand the medical terminology needed in an administrative setting
  • Evaluate an office’s scheduling needs and appropriately book patient services
  • Properly obtain patient information including verifying insurance coverage
  • Ensure that all forms are prepared correctly
  • File medical records correctly
  • Perform any financial or other general administrative procedures needed

Overview of the Issuing Authority

The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) is one of the largest allied health certification providers in the nation. Since 1989, it has awarded over one million certifications and is validated and nationally recognized as providing students with the required level of knowledge to succeed in their chosen career.

Why Greensboro?

Greensboro College provides the highest quality training in order to best serve students and surrounding communities. Our specialized career training programs provide up-to-date and in-demand skills preparation and certification, ensuring that everyone who completes our programs is of the highest caliber.

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Medical Assistant

Our online Medical Assistant program prepares you to perform both the clinical and administrative duties required in a medical facility. Become a valuable part of a healthcare team and make a daily positive impact on patients’ lives.

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Kelly is your Workforce Training Specialist. She is here to help you understand the program, payment options, and succeed! Get in touch with Kelly to learn more about the program, Greensboro College, and how to achieve your workforce development goals!

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