Clinical Medical Assistant

Bitterroot College Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) program is a Workforce Training program which does not require college admission.

This program trains students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy, and the 12 lead EKG and the cardiac life cycle. Students review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper EKG lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. Program includes classroom lecture and hands on labs and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider. Students who complete this course sit for the National Health Career Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam.

Bitterroot College Certified Clincal Medical Assistant program provides 140 hours of classroom and laboratory instruction. Optional clinical externship of 160 hours is available upon successfull completion of CCMA exam.

Application, Cost, Dates, and Deadlines

Next Program Offering

  • Application/Fee Deadline: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
  • Program Dates: February 12, 2019 - May 28, 2019
  • Program Fee: $2,900 (see Program Information for fee assistance options)

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Employment Outlook

Clinical Medical Assistant jobs are predicted to grow nationally by 23 percent between 2014 and 2024 and are projected as a high-demand occupation in Montana from 2015 to 2025. The median national annual salary for Clinical Medical Assistants is $31,540; in Montana, the average annual salary is $31,240. For more employment information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook and the Montana Job Projections 2015-2025.

Meri Telin
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