✓ 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
2 Payments of $900
CCMA Course Including Venipuncture / Injection Practice Kit Sent to Your Home Address
✓ All features listed above.
✓The practice kit includes authentic medical equipment including a dummy arm, needles, syringes, lancets, requisition order, vials, patient prep supplies etc.
✓ Practice 30+ step-by-step practical procedure procedures.
✓ Practice performing venipuncture & injections hands on as you work through virtual clinic simulations.
2 Payments of $1200
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 advance your clinical skills and knowledge as well as prepare you to work in diverse clinical practices as a certified clinical medical assistant (CCMA).
I loved the CCMA training / certification course! I learned a lot of valuable clinical information that I have already applied in my new medical assisting jo...Read More
I loved the CCMA training / certification course! I learned a lot of valuable clinical information that I have already applied in my new medical assisting job! The patient simulations were extremely helpful and really prepared me for real-life. I loved the ability to discuss topics and apply the information with other pre-health students in the course. This course has propelled me in a direction that otherwise would have been impossible, very thankful!Read Less
I learned so so much in the 8 week CCMA course through ACT. It was a great program to get my training and super prepared me for the CCMA exam through the NH...Read More
I learned so so much in the 8 week CCMA course through ACT. It was a great program to get my training and super prepared me for the CCMA exam through the NHA. I did land a job very quickly with my NHA certification!Read Less
If you're looking to gain clinical experience / patient care hours, this is a great stepping stone that will help you do that. This course allowed me to beco...Read More
If you're looking to gain clinical experience / patient care hours, this is a great stepping stone that will help you do that. This course allowed me to become certified in just 8 weeks and easily helped me land my first MA position in an endocrinology clinic. Definitely enjoyed the convenience and interactive content it offered!Read Less
Would recommend to colleagues who want to become MA's!
Would recommend to colleagues who want to become MA's!Read Less
I think this is the exact thing that I was looking for in a Medical Assistant course! I love the fact that it's fully online! If you're looking to gain patie...Read More
I think this is the exact thing that I was looking for in a Medical Assistant course! I love the fact that it's fully online! If you're looking to gain patient care hours for PA school, this course is the way to go :) In addition, the director of this course will also help you find a job after completion of this course!Read Less
Curriculum covers anatomy & physiology, principles of human diseases, healthcare fundamentals, clinical pharmacology, diagnostic methods, clinical procedures, BLS training, 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.
Introduction to Clinical Medicine
|Lesson: Human Anatomy & Physiology
Lesson: Pathophysiology & Disease Processes
Lesson: Medical Terminology
Lesson: Medical Law & Ethics
Patient Privacy & Safety
Lesson: HIPPA laws
Lesson: Medical Documentation
Lesson: Patient Education & Resources
Lesson: Interpersonal Communication
Lesson: Managing Referrals & Prescriptions
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
Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology
Lesson: Drug Classes
Lesson: Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics
Lesson: Understanding PrescriptionsLesson: 5 Rights of Medication Administration
Lesson: Medication Administration Routes
Lesson: Medication Errors & Abbreviations
Lesson: Clinical Pharmacology
-Antihypertensive Drug Therapy
-Medications for Heart Failure
-Anti-diabetic Drug Therapy
-Drug Therapy for Pain
Healthcare Systems & Settings
Lesson: Healthcare Settings
Lesson: Effective Patient Communication
Lesson: Conducting Patient Interviews
Lesson: Developing a Medical History
Lesson: Medication Reconciliation
Introduction to Clinical Medical Assisting
Examinations & Diagnostic Procedures
Lesson: Duties of a Clinical Medical Assistant
Lesson: Pulmonary Examinations & Procedures
Lesson: Obstetrics & Gynecology (OBGYN)
Lesson: Urology Examinations & Procedures
Lesson: Evaluation & Care of Pediatric Patients
Lesson: Evaluation & Care of Geriatric Patients
Lesson: Orthopedics, Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy
Assessing Vital Signs
Lesson: Importance of Vital Signs
Lesson: Equipment & Patient Preparation
Lesson: Body Temperature
Lesson: Pulse / Heart Rate
Lesson: Blood Pressure
Lesson: Oxygen Saturation
Lesson: Assessing Pain
Clinical Testing & Laboratory Procedures
Lesson: Laboratory Departments
Lesson: Quality Control Protocols
Lesson: Point of Care Testing (POCT)
Lesson: Specimen Collection: Sputum, Urine, Stool
Lesson: Urinalysis & Pregnancy Testing
Lesson: Vision Acuity & Ear Lavage
Venipuncture & Blood Handling
Lesson: Basics of Blood
Lesson: Blood Specimen Collection & Processing
Lesson: Venipuncture / Phlebotomy
Lesson: Introduction to Injections
Lesson: Intramuscular Injections
Lesson: Subcutaneous Injections
Assisting with Surgical Procedures
Lesson: Modes of Sterilization
Lesson: Setting up Sterile Procedures
Lesson: Assisting with Minor Surgical Procedures
Lesson: Post-Procedure Care
Patient Care Technician (PCT)
Lesson: Patient Hygiene
Lesson: Ambulation / Transferring
Lesson: Patient Positioning
Lesson: Skin Assessment
Lesson: Airway Management
Lesson: Oxygen Therapy
Lesson: Ostomy CareLesson: Post-Procedure Care
|Lesson: EKG & Cardiovascular Testing
Lesson: Safety, Compliance, Coordinated Patient Care
Lesson: EKG Acquisition
Lesson: Conducting EKG Testing
Lesson: EKG Analysis & Interpretation
American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Training
Lesson: Adult BLS
Lesson: AED for Adults & Children 8 Years of Age & Older
Lesson: Child BLS
Lesson: Infant BLS
Lesson: AED for Infants & Children Less than 8 Years of Age
Lesson: Special Considerations
Lesson: Relief of Choking
Module 15 & 14
CCMA Certification Exam
|Lesson: Clinical Medical Assistant Review
Lesson: Patient Care Technician Review
Lesson: EKG Technician Review
Lesson: Practice Exam Questions
Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CCMA) Exam
Upon successful completion of all course modules, students will sit for The National Healthcareer Association's (NHA) NCCA-accredited CCMA certification exam. Students will have a choice of taking the exam online with a proctor or at a PSI testing center.
The CCMA exam is 150 questions. Students will be given 3 hours to complete the exam.
The exam will test student's knowledge on a variety of topics including, but not limited to: anatomy & physiology, pathophysiology of human disease, medical terminology, pharmacology, clinical patient care, and diagnostic procedures.
ACT covers the cost of the CCMA exam.
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 of The National HealthCareer Association (NHA). Upon completion of our course, you will sit for NHA’s clinical medical assistant certification exam to obtain a nationally accredited certification as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).
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
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.
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.
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.