Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Course

Become a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant and join the growing healthcare field.

Register by December 16 and take 20% off your tuition.*


Quick Details

Clinical medical assistants combine clinical and procedural knowledge, working across the domain of health care facilities to aid inpatient treatments and clinical operations. Towson University’s online Certified Clinical Medical Assistant course will train you to work as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA), designated by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Course Format: Self-paced, online

Total Hours: 540 hours

Program Duration: Must be completed in 12 months

Tuition: $3,299

Materials: Tuition includes all instructional materials and a voucher for the certification exam.

This course is WIOA approved and is on the Maryland Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL). Students obtaining support through WIOA offices should contact Chunta Rivers via email at to initiate the registration process.

This course is delivered by our education partners at ed2go.

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More About This Course

Clinical medical assistants are tasked with working directly with patients and supporting the work of doctors and other health care professionals. According to NHA, certified clinical medical assistants serve in a variety of functions that combine office operations and patient procedures. This course will help you gain the skills necessary to function as a member of the healthcare team in an ambulatory setting.

Medical Terminology

  • Introduction to Medical Terminology
  • The Musculoskeletal System
  • The Cardiovascular System
  • The Lymphatic and Immune Systems
  • The Respiratory System
  • The Digestive System
  • The Urinary System
  • The Nervous System
  • The Special Senses the Eyes and Ears
  • The Integumentary System
  • The Endocrine System
  • The Reproductive System
  • Diagnostic Procedures, Nuclear Medicine, Pharmacology

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

  • Becominga Medical Assistant
  • Managing Stress and Improving Communication
  • Law, Ethics and Healthcare
  • Improving your Medical Office
  • Computers in the Ambulatory Care Setting
  • Telecommunications and Patient Scheduling
  • Enhancing the Patient Experience
  • Managing Medical Records
  • Written Communication
  • Working with Medical Documents
  • Medical Billing and Overview Coding: An Overview
  • Daily Financial Practices
  • The Administrative Medical Assistant as Office Manager
  • Major Body Systems
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Nutrition and Special Diets
  • The Chief Complaint and Patient History
  • Recording Vital Signs
  • The Physical Examination
  • Specialty Exams and Procedures
  • Medical Asepsis and Infection Control
  • Surgical Asepsis and Sterilization Techniques
  • Surgical Instruments
  • Assisting with Minor Office Surgeries
  • Introduction to the Medical Laboratory
  • Basic Microbiology
  • Introduction to Phlebotomy
  • Basic Hematology
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Administering Noninjectable Medications
  • Basic Guidelines for Administration Of Injections
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Rehabilitation and Treatment Modalities
  • First Aid Techniques
  • Emergencies in the Medical Office

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By course completion, you will be fully prepared to take and earn the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam, offered by the National Healthcare Association (NHA).

Students are supported by both an assigned instructor and assigned advisor throughout the duration of the course. Students receive contact information for both upon enrollment and all communication is handled via email. Students should allow up to two business days for responses.

Hardware Requirements

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
  • Webcams are strongly recommended.

Software Requirements

  • PC: Windows XP or later
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word (not included in enrollment).
  • Windows Media Player.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

There are no prerequisites to take the course. However, you must have a high school diploma or GED to be eligible to take the CCMA exam.

*NOTE: WIOA and other specialized workforce assistance programs are not eligible for discounts.