Clinical Medical Assistant
SUNY Jefferson
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Clinical Medical Assistant

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February 6th - May 12th, 2023 
Room A2-88 (Clark Hall)10720 Mount Belvedere BlvdFort Drum, NY 13602

Clinical Medical Assistant Program – 140 Classroom Hours w/ a Clinical Externship

This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare.  This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office.  Instruction includes among other things preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle.  Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture and hands on labs and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider.  

NHA National Certification:  This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. 

NWCA National Certification:  This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Clinical Medical Assistant (CMAC) Exam.

Clinical Externship: This program includes a 160 hour clinical externship opportunity. To be eligible for the clinical, students must successfully complete the 140 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements. 

Course Contact Hours: 140 hours + Clinical Externship

Clinical Externship Hours: 160 hours

Ft. Drum Class:
February 6th - May 12th, 2023 
Classes run M/W/F from 9:00am - 12:30pm

Cost: $2399 (textbooks included)

MyCAA funding may apply for qualified individuals. Note this scholarship will NOT pay for the textbooks. Textbook expenses will be the financial responsibility of the student. For this course, textbook cost is $150.   (Traditional Army tuition assistance, GI Bill® funding and traditional college financial aid does not apply).

Register online or by requesting an application at or at Jefferson, Extended Learning Center, building E.