Program: Clinical Medical Assistant

Also known by other names: Clinical Assistant, Clinical Medical Associate, Clinical Medical Assisting

Program Approvals & Recognitions

Program Approved by New Jersey Department of Education

Program Recognized by American Education Certification Association AECA

Program Curriculam

Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Clinical Medical Assistant program is to provide learning experiences that prepare students for an entry-level position as a Clinical Medical Assistant. The Clinical Medical Assistant program has a curriculum that is educationally flexible and provides career mobility. Graduates are prepared to practice safely within their identified scope of practice and to promote, protect, and improve the health of the diverse community. Emphasis is on technical skills necessary to perform personal care to complex patients, implementation of selected portions of care plan including clinical skills, EKG, and phlebotomy under the supervision of a medical practitioner. Upon graduation students will be considered competent for entry level positions as a Clinical Medical Assistant.




Clinical Skills Section Description

This comprehensive course is designed to prepare the student to provide direct care and services to clients throughout the life span under the direct supervision of a Physician. Special emphasis is placed on the care of older clients focusing on their physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and cultural needs. This includes developing skills in procedures, communication, and observation, charting and reporting. The student will be made aware of how State and Federal laws as well as policies and procedures of the institution govern the practice of the medical assistant. Some examples of clinical skills may include wound care management, taking vital signs (temperature, pulse rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure), use of personal protective equipment (PPE), measuring height and weight, vision test, hearing test, cranial nerve testing, skin assessment, autoclave use, pulmonary function test, infection control, anatomy & physiology, nutrition, emergency situations and more.

EKG Section Description

The program prepares the candidate as an EKG Technician responsible for performing diagnostic tests to access the heart rhythm and rate in patients. EKG’s are also performed before and after operations, during physicals, examinations of patients over 40, for patients with a history of heart disease, when patients are experiencing chest pains and when the Doctor deems it necessary. The well trained EKG technician is an integral part of the management of patients with heart disease. The EKG Technician may also clean equipment, maintain and process data reports.

Phlebotomy Section Description

This course provides phlebotomy instruction to the student with a working knowledge of collecting blood while emphasizing on patient safety, quality assurance, universal, standard precautions and legal issues and complications. Techniques taught during this course are Evacuated tube method, Syringe method, Winged infusion set, Capillary blood collection, Glucose testing, Bleeding time, Blood smear & Urinalysis. This program prepares learners to act as entry level Phlebotomists. The Phlebotomist is a member of the health care team who collects and processes lab specimens, educates patients in specimen collection procedures, and performs waived laboratory tests. Phlebotomists may also have responsibilities for information processing, training, and quality control monitoring. Most Phlebotomists work in hospital or clinic labs, blood centers, nursing homes, insurance companies, research facilities, or public health.

Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible for National Certification through the American Education Certification Association (AECA).

The certification exam is a two part exam which tests the student on clinical skills and knowledge based multiple choice exam.


You may become eligible for the following National Certification Exam:

American Education Certification Association:

  • · Certified EKG Technician Clinical (CET/C)
  • · Certified Phlebotomy Technician Clinical (CPT/C)
  • . Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Specialist (CCMAS)

Optional Certification:

  • Certified Cardiac Monitor Telemetry Technician Certification
  • Certified Cardiac Arrhythmia Analysis Technician Certification
  • Blood-borne Pathogen Prevention Certification