Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

About the CCMA Program

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The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) program is a 500-hour hybrid program made up of online coursework, twice-weekly in-person skills labs, and a clinical externship. Our hybrid format allows students to take advantage of the convenience of online courses while still being able to meet face-to-face with their instructor, interact with classmates, and participate in hands-on training labs.

The program is challenging both mentally and physically. It is important to have a good understanding of the demands of the profession. Please read the application packet carefully and assess your ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

Because online education is so flexible, it requires a great deal of personal accountability and self-motivation. The best online programs mirror campus programs in many ways, with a few differences.

Requirements to Enroll:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalency
  • Copy of Immunization Records
  • 10 Panel Drug Screen
  • Medical Examination/Physical
  • TB Skin Test


Program Cost
Tuition Assistance Available

*Students must be accepted into the program prior to applying for tuition assistance.

Apply for Upcoming CCMA Classes

Hattiesburg Class

Next Class:
Aug 6 - Dec 12
Tuesday & Thursday
8am - 12pm

Woodall Center
906 Sullivan Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Program Contact Information:

Ellen Rouse

Program Requirements

  • Online coursework
  • Twice weekly face-to-face lab days
  • Three weeks of full-time on-site clinical externship
  • Maroon scrubs are required for all class activities
  • Travel to clinical sites
  • Daily reading and online coursework
  • Must have a full range of body motion and be able to lift and carry excess of 50lbs,
  • Must be able to kneel, twist, and reach as well as stand for long periods

Students will prepare for:

  • National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination¬†
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) examination
  • Certified EKG Technician (CET) examination

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