Clinical Medical Assistant (CTCMA)
This program prepares the student for entry-level positions in ambulatory settings such as doctors' offices, clinics, nursing homes, hospitals, pharmaceutical or insurance companies, or public health facilities where health information is prepared, analyzed, and retrieved. The student learns to perform receptionist duties, prepare charts and reports, schedule and bill patients, code and submit bills to insurance companies. The student will demonstrate performance in patient-care duties such as patient assessment and interviewing, perform duties such as taking vital signs, phlebotomy, injections, supplies and instrument care, performing medical procedures, and assisting during examinations. A nonpaid clinical internship is arranged by faculty and included in this program using clinical organizations in the area.
In order for students to become a certified medical assistant and use the title of CMA (AAMA), they must successfully complete a CAAHEP/MAERB accredited program. Then sit for and pass the AAMA sponsored CMA (AAMA) exam. WCC has modeled our program on accreditation standards and values CAAHEP accreditation.
Student applications are reviewed on a regular basis. Upon acceptance of the application, the student will be placed on the Clinical Medical Assistant (CTCMA) program waitlist. Students are encouraged to complete required general education courses and other non-CMC courses while on the waitlist until they are notified of their program start date. Minimally, students are required to complete semester one courses before proceeding into the formal Clinical Medical Assistant program, which begins with their second course semester.
Each year approximately 24 students move from the waitlist into the formal program initiation. Students are taken from the waitlist in numerical order in which they were admitted, with priority given to Washtenaw County residents. Please review the "Admission and Waitlist Process for High Demand Programs" document that is posted on the following website:www4.wccnet.edu/studentservices/studentconnection/admissions/. This document explains WCC's waitlist process and priority level.
Applying for Admission to the Program
A formal application to the program is required. Application packets may be downloaded from the WCC Web site: www4.wccnet.edu/departments/health/ Completed and signed applications must be delivered to the Health Admissions Technician at the Student Connection, located on the second floor of the Student Center Building. An application to the Clinical Medical Assistant program will not be accepted until all admission requirements are met.
Requirements for application are:
-Academic Math Level of 2
-HSC 101 with a minimum grade of "B-" (2.7 on a 4.0 scale)
-BIO 109 Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology or BIO 111 with a minimum grade of "B-" (2.7 on a 4.0 scale)
- Minimum cumulative college GPA of 2.7. Only transcripts that provide an admission requirement course will be used in calculation of the cumulative GPA. If a transcript is submitted for an admission requirement course, the cumulative transcript GPA will be used in a weighted calculation of the cumulative GPA requirement.
-Criminal background check (review application for details)
-Demonstrate proficiency in the English language
-Declaration of residency status (note that Washtenaw County residents are given priority in program initiation).
Admission to the Clinical Medical Assistant program is contingent upon students declaring that they have specific physical and cognitive abilities. These requirements are detailed in the Clinical Medical Assistant program admission packet. WCC reserves the right to request that students successfully demonstrate the specific cognitive and physical abilities related to the Clinical Medical Assistant program.
-Program courses are sequential and complemented with appropriate support courses. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better for support courses.
-Minimum "C+" or better for all CMC courses
-Students may be required to have additional criminal background checks and/or fingerprinting prior to the start of a clinical sequence as requested by specific clinical facilities. Failure to receive an acceptable criminal background/fingerprinting check at any time, will result in dismissal from the program. Students may be asked to submit to a drug test at any time while in the program.
-Completed health history form (physical examination)
-Negative TB skin test
-Current vaccination record
-Current health insurance
-Current BLS/CPR with First Aid certification
- Math, Science & Health
- Allied Health Department
- Sherry Bishop, Susan Travis
|BOS 175||Medical Office Communication||2|
|BOS 223||Medical Office Procedures||3|
|HSC 115||Clinical and Lab Procedures for Office Assistants||3|
|HSC 116||Phlebotomy for Healthcare Professionals||2|
|HSC 131||CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid||1|
|BOS 185||Medical Computer Skills and Electronic Health Records||3|
|BOS 224||Medical Office Insurance and Billing||4|
|CMC 116||Clinical Application Skills||2|
|CMC 121||Human Disease and Pharmacology||2|
|CMC 230||Bench Test and Laboratory Procedures||2|
|CMC 290||Clinical Experience Seminar||1|
|CMC 299||Clinical Experience||3|
|BIO 109||or||Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology *|
|BIO 111||Anatomy and Physiology - Normal Structure and Function *||5|
|HSC 101||Healthcare Terminology *||1|
- Total Credits Required
Gainful Employment Disclosures
- Tuition & Fees
- Books & Supplies
- Total Cost
Length of Program
- Intended time to complete
- 3 semesters
- graduates who completed on time
Careers Related to this Program
- Job placement rate
Median Program Graduate Debt
- Federal Loans
- Private Educational Loans
- Institution Financing Plan
*See Applying for Admission to the Program for course requirements.
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