• Nationally Accredited Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CCMA)

    Our 8-week self-paced online course provides comprehensive clinical training designed for students applying to Medical (MD/DO), Physician Assistant (PA), or Nursing (RN/BSN/NP) School. After successful completion of the course, students will take the National HealthCareer Association (NHA) certification exam to obtain a nationally accredited certification as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).

  • Three-Course Combination

    This course combines training from three essential patient care disciplines: Clinical Medical Assistant, EKG Technician, and Patient Care Technician into one expert curriculum which will prepare students to perform vital duties from all three roles as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA). We implement principles of evidence-based teaching methods, and precisely design our foundational curriculum to offer students the knowledge and expertise required to thrive in dynamic and diverse clinical settings.

  • Affordable and Convenient

    We are committed to providing pre-health students with the highest level of clinical education and training without losing respect for affordability or convenience. All-inclusive course content with no additional costs required for textbooks, laboratory fees, interactive assignments, or exams. The course is self-paced with unlimited 12-month access to complete the course content at a pace that is most comfortable for you.

Pricing Options

Course
What's Included 
Price



CCMA Course
✓ All inclusive online access to course material
✓ 12-month access to NHA study portal
✓ NHA CCMA practice exams
✓ Clinical laboratory simulations
✓ BLS training through American Heart Association (AHA)
✓ Access to pre-health community
✓ NHA certification exam





$1600

2 Payments of $800



CCMA Course Including Venipuncture / Injection Practice Kit Sent to Your Home Address
✓ All features listed above
✓ The 29-piece practice kit includes all the authentic medical items you'll need when practicing 30+ step-by-step procedures.
✓ Practice performing venipuncture & vaccine administration hands on as you work through the virtual clinic simulations. 





$1800
2 Payments of $900

First payment due at sign up. Second payment due at 4 weeks.


Why Us

Our comprehensive curriculum provides students with essential skills necessary to enter diverse fields of medicine as Certified Clinical Medical Assistants (CCMA) all while gaining healthcare experience/ patient care hours vital for their respective programs.  

This course combines curriculum from three healthcare disciplines, as ranked by PA, medical, & nursing schools, to be the most valuable in providing prospective students with the patient care skills and knowledge they need in order to accelerate in their respective programs. 

Thus, this course combines valuable patient care curriculum in: Medical Assistant, Patient Care Technician, and EKG Technician. Upon completion of this certification course, students can confidently seek healthcare experiences with credentials to CCMA roles in various scopes of medicine including hospital settings, surgical specialties, clinic settings, diagnostic testing centers, nursing homes, hospice etc.


Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

National Healthcareer Association (NHA) reports medical assistant to be one of the fastest growing occupations. CCMA are usually found working in outpatient clinics and private doctor’s offices. They are an integral part of the medical team and contribute to the flow of patient care through a wide-range of duties including obtaining detailed patient history, obtaining vital signs, administering point of care testing, medications, injections & vaccinations; They also assist with a variety of clinical procedures including minor surgical in-office interventions which require sterile protocol. Furthermore, they prepare patients for X-rays, take electrocardiograms, remove sutures, conduct wound care, change dressings, collect specimens & order proper laboratory studies etc. They also facilitate communication between the patient and other health care professionals.


Patient Care Technician (PCT)

PCTs generally work in the hospital, intensive care unit, emergency room, cardiac care unit, rehabilitation facilities, and nursing homes. They usually work closely with the nursing staff to deliver patient care through various responsibilities including: obtaining vital signs, collecting laboratory specimens, conducting ECG, transporting patients & assisting with ambulation, administering medications etc. Furthermore, PCT are trained to monitor and change Foley catheters, set up feeding tubes, set up IVs, provide patient hygiene including bathing, oral care, peri-care, maintain cleanliness of patient’s rooms etc. Because PCT predominately function in hospital settings, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a top skill they must embody.


ECG/ EKG Technician

ECG technicians perform a variety of diagnostic tests which help providers diagnose and treat cardiovascular problems in patients. ECG techs generally work in the hospital to conduct 12-lead ECG, monitor ECG tracings, administer cardiac exercise stress tests, monitor vital signs (blood pressure, oxygen saturation, heart rate) in response to exercise etc. ECG technicians are trained to identify critical heart rhythms and diagnosing respective heart conditions. They embody strong communication capabilities, both written and verbal, with patients and physicians as they are in charge of collecting all cardiovascular data and reporting it to providers. They are responsible for explaining all diagnostic testing procedures to patients, answering all questions, while ensuring the safety and comfort of the patient. 


All three disciplines play an integral role in our healthcare system through their direct work with diverse patients in various clinical specialties and settings. This course combines the essential skills from each patient care discipline into an expert curriculum which will prepare you to work in any of the three roles as a certified clinical medical assistant (CCMA).

Expert Clinical Training. Valuable Certification.

Stand out as a clinically competent pre-health applicant with preparations of a healthcare leader upon entry into Medical, PA, Nursing, or Physical Therapy school.

Student Testimonials

Prospective accelerated BSN student

Marissa Sargsyan

This course is affordable and convenient. With this certification, you can land a healthcare job practically in any specialty you want. Seriously best investment I’ve made for my future. I currently work in the ICU as a Patient Care Technician and ready to begin nursing school in a few months!

Pre-PA Student

Sameesa J. Daniels

With little healthcare experience, this course provided me with the skills and training I needed to land a patient care job as a MA in an Endocrinology Clinic. The instructors were highly interactive and even mentored me with feedback on how to improve my PA school application.

1st year Family Nurse Practitioner Student

Abigail Connors

I decided to take this course before starting my Bachelor of Science in Nursing accelerated program because I had absolutely no healthcare experience and felt unprepared to enter my rigorous program. The course was filled with interactive labs and siminars which taught me so many valuable patient care skills I still use today. The instructors constantly provided feedback with relevant clinical information. The patient care technician component really prepared me for nursing school which I completed with excellence. I am proud to say that I am now in my first semester of NP school. Highly valuable course!

Medical School Student

Joshua Mendello

I gained so much from this course that prepared me for Medical School; From medical terminology, to understanding diagnostic methods, and treatment plans of various diseases to even getting a job as a Medical Scribe in the ER, this certification not only prepared me but also built my confidence to deliver skilled healthcare to my future patients as a professional clinician. I highly recommend this course to those interested in gaining some direct patient contact experience before starting med or nursing school.

What's Included

Innovative 8-week self-paced fully online course material available immediately after registration. Unlimited 12 month access to web-based course content 24/7. Convenience pre-health students need with no deadlines or time limits on assignments.

  • Nationally Accredited Certification

  • All-inclusive fully virtual access to complete instructional content including nationally accredited textbooks & journals, downloadable notes & presentations, HD video lectures, study guides, and practice exams.

  • Interactive classroom videos and seminars from leading providers.

  • Learn by doing with laboratory clinic and patient simulations powered by SIMTICS.

  • Virtual ECG simulaition lab.

  • BLS & Cardiovascular Life Support training.

  • Constant instructor support and Feedback. One-on-one mentoring.

  • MD Recommendation Upon Request.

  • Access to our Pre-health community.

  • ACT covers the cost of the national certification exam.

World-Class Curriculum

Course curriculum reviewed and approved by Harvard Medical School Physician.

Course Syllabus

Curriculum covers anatomy & physiology, principles of human diseases, healthcare fundamentals, diagnostic methods, clinical procedures, clinical pharmacology and more!                          

Course consists of 15 modules of instructional content broken down into respective lessons. Each module contains detailed lectures and notes, animated video lectures, interactive activities, real-world clinical cases, classmate interaction, laboratory simulations, constant feedback and support from instructors.


Module 1
Intro to Clinical Medicine
Lesson: Human Anatomy & Physiology
Lesson: Pathophysiology & Disease Processes
Lesson: Medical Terminology
Lesson: Medical Ethics & Law
Module 2
Patient Privacy & Safety

HIPAA Training

Lesson: HIPPA laws
Lesson: Medical Documentation
Lesson: Patient Education & Resources
Lesson: Interpersonal Communication
Lesson: Managing Referrals & Prescriptions
Module 3
Infection Control
Lesson: Infection Control Terminology 
Lesson: OSHA Regulations
Lesson: Hand Hygiene & PPE
Lesson: Blood Borne Pathogens & Universal Precautions
Lesson: Standard & Transmission-based Precautions
Lesson: Needle-stick Safety & Prevention
Lesson: Biomedical Waste Disposal
Module 4
Quality Control

Lesson: Quality Control Protocols
Lesson: Laboratory Departments
Lesson: Common Medical Supplies
Module 5
Medication Management Clinical Pharmacology
Lesson: Understanding How Drugs Work
Lesson: Understanding Prescriptions
Lesson: Medication Errors
Lesson: Medication Administration
Lesson: Clinical Pharmacology  

Module 6
Vital Signs
Lesson: Equipment
Lesson: Temperature
Lesson: Pulse
Lesson: Respiration
Lesson: Blood Pressure
Lesson: Pain
Lesson: Oxygen Saturation
Module 7
Introduction to Clinical Medical Assisting
Lesson: Patient Interviews / History Taking
Lesson: Medication Reconciliation
Lesson: Point of Care Testing (POCT)
Lesson: Specimen Collection
Lesson: Urinalysis & Pregnancy Tests
Lesson: Vision Acuity & Ear Lavage
Module 8
Clinical Medical Assisting Cont.
Lesson: Basics of Blood
Lesson: Blood Specimen Collection & Processing
Lesson: Venipuncture
Lesson: Introduction to Injections
Lesson: Intramuscular Injections
Lesson: Subcutaneous Injections
Module 9
Surgical Asepsis
Assisting with Surgical Procedures
Lesson: Modes of Sterilization
Lesson: Setting up for Sterile Procedures, Patient Preparation
Lesson: Assisting with Minor Surgical Procedures
Lesson: Post Procedure Care
Module 10
Diagnostic Methods
Lesson: Pediatric & Primary Care
Lesson: Endocrinology & Dermatology
Lesson: Allergy & Pulmonology
Lesson: Obstetrics & Gynecology 
Module 11
Patient Care Technician 
Lesson: Patient Hygiene
Lesson: Feeding
Lesson: IV set up
Lesson: Ambulation / Transferring
Lesson: Skin Assessment
Lesson: Airway Management
Lesson: Oxygen Therapy
Lesson: Ostomy Care
Lesson: Critically Ill Patient Care
Module 12
EKG Technician

Cardiac Stress Test

Lesson: EKG Tech Roles
Lesson: Purpose of Electrocardiograms
Lesson: Equipment / Supplies
Lesson: Patient Preparation
Lesson: Concept of EKG Acquisition
Lesson: Electrode Application / 12-lead Placement
Lesson: Conducting EKG Tests
Lesson: Conducting Cardiac Stress Testing
Lesson: Major Class of Arrhythmias
Lesson: Recognizing Pacemaker Spikes
Lesson: Life Threatening Arrhythmias
Module 13
EKG Analysis & Interpretation

Monitoring Rhythm

Lesson: Cardiac Cycle and Electrical Conduction System
Lesson: P,Q,R,S,T Wave Interpretation
Lesson: Calculate Heart Rate

Module 14
BLS Training - Adult, Child, Infant

Lesson: Adult BLS
Lesson: AED for Adults & Children 8 Years of Age & Older
Lesson: Child BLS
Lesson: Infant BLS

Module 15
Course Review
Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Exam
Lesson: Medical Assistant Review
Lesson: Patient Care Technician Review
Lesson: ECG Technician Review
Lesson: Practice Exam Questions

Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CCMA) Exam

Upon successful completion of all course modules, students will be eligible to sit for the nationally NCCA-accredited certification exam at a PSI testing center or proctored online.

The CCMA exam is 150 questions and you have 3 hours to complete. 

It will test your knowledge on a variety of topics including, but not limited to: anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology of human disease, pharmacology, clinical patient care, and diagnostic procedures. 

ACT covers the cost of the CCMA exam.

FAQ

  • How long is the online course?

    There are 15 total modules and you are assigned 2 modules per week. This allows you to complete the course in 8 weeks. However, this course is self-paced and you have unlimited 12 month access to complete all modules and take the national certifying exam. The number of hours per module range from 6-10 hours of instructional content, discussion posts, interactive assignments, and laboratory/ clinical simulations.

  • Can I complete the course sooner than 8 weeks?

    Per continuing education (CE) standards and guidelines, the earliest you can finish the course is in 8 weeks. This allows students to fully understand the material, practice clinical skills via virtual simulation, gain feedback, and obtain assistance/ tutoring if they need it.

  • Can I sit for a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national certification exam?

    Yes! We are an approved clinical training program through National HealthCareer Association (NHA). Upon completion of our course, you will be eligible to take NHA’s clinical medical assistant certification exam to obtain a nationally accredited certification as a certified clinical medical assistant (CCMA).

  • Do I need to purchase additional books or laboratory material for this course?

    There is no out of pocket cost for any exam material, lab material, or learning content. The course is all inclusive therefore the price covers all instructional content and material. ACT also covers the cost of the certification exam.

  • What is National Healthcareer Association (NHA)?

    National Healthcareer Association (NHA) is one of the nation’s largest allied health certification providers. The National Healthcareer Association is a national professional certification agency for healthcare workers in the United States. Granting credentials in more than 8 allied health specialties, it is an organizational member of the National Organization for Competency Assurance. Individuals who pass the certification exam will be recognized as Nationally Certified Allied Healthcare professionals. To learn more, please visit: https://www.nhanow.com/about-nha To learn more, please visit: https://www.nhanow.com/about-nha

  • What credentials are issued by NHA?

    The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) credential is issued by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). NHA certifications are accredited and approved by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certifications are standardized, widely-accepted symbols of achievement for health science students who seek to gain a direct patient care role in a specialized part of healthcare. With this certification, you will earn credentials to use with your name, a certification ID card and a certificate.

  • Where can I take the CCMA national exam?

    You may take the national certification exam at any PSI testing site near you or online (proctored) through PSI.

  • Is this course strictly meant for pre-health students?

    Yes. In order to enroll in our program, you must be an undergraduate, graduate, or post-baccalaureate student with plans/interests to apply to or begin PA, medical, or nursing. Our mission is to provide students who are pursuing an advanced healthcare profession with an opportunity to obtain a clinical certification that will enable them to gain healthcare experience/ direct patient care hours necessary for their respective programs. Therefore, we created the most affordable and convenient CCMA training program in America strictly for health science / pre-health students.

  • What is the benefit of a 3-course combination model?

    A 3-course combination course provides students with comprehensive clinical education and skills that can be applied in various clinical settings to treat wide-rang of patients with diverse illnesses and conditions. Thus, this course combines valuable patient care curriculum in: Medical Assistant, Patient Care Technician, and EKG Technician. Upon completion of this course, students will obtain our Advanced Clinical Training Certificate with preparation to pass the national CCMA certification exam; As a CCMA students will be able to confidently seek healthcare experiences with credentials to obtain entry level direct patient care jobs in various scopes of medicine including hospital settings, surgical specialties, clinic settings, diagnostic testing centers, nursing homes, hospice etc.

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