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Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)


Gain Valuable Skills. Be of Value to Patients.

What You’ll Learn

The Clinical Medical Assisting class prepares students for work in healthcare settings. Medical Assistants perform various clinical tasks to assist doctors, including assisting with medication administration and minor procedures, performing electrocardiogram (EKG) tests, obtaining lab specimens for testing, and educating patients. Students who complete this comprehensive class will be prepared to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national certification exam, which is included in the class. This training will sharpen your confidence, compassion, critical thinking, and manual dexterity so that you can gain employment in this growing industry.

Career Options

Successful students will be qualified for roles as Medical Assistants in physicians' offices, clinics, chiropractic offices, hospitals, and outpatient facilities. The median annual salary for a Medical Assistant in the United States is $38,2701. Throughout the program, students study the clinical aspects of operating a medical office, gaining the skills needed to assist doctors. 

Class Details

  • Students who pass the CCMA certification can earn 3 credits toward the Medical Assisting associate degree or the CCMA Development Prep certificate program by taking MEAS 225.
  • Applicants should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or equivalent. 
  • Applicants must complete TB and drug tests.

This workforce certification is available for free to qualifying students through the Next Level Jobs program. You are eligible to earn this free certification from Ivy Tech if you fulfill all of the following requirements:

  • You are an Indiana resident, and
  • You have a high school diploma or GED/High School Equivalency, and
  • You have not previously received an associate degree or higher (bachelor's, master's, etc.)

Learn more about Next Level Jobs at Ivy Tech

Ivy Tech skills training classes do not earn you college credit on their own, but they may crosswalk into Ivy Tech's academic degree programs should you decide to pursue that route in the future. Speak with your advisor to learn more about getting credit for prior learning.

Upcoming Classes

We’re sorry, this class is not currently scheduled at any Ivy Tech location, but it may be offered again in the future.

Contact your local Ivy Tech campus with questions about when this class may be offered.

1 Median salary of medical assistants as of May 2022 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.