Medical Clinical Assistant


We're so glad you're here! The Certificate of Technical Competency (CTC) in Medical Clinical Assistant can be obtained in only two semesters. The Medical Clinical Assistant program is a scholarship program offered in partnership with Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS). 


The Medical Assistant Program provides students with the knowledge and skills to prepare them to work in physician’s offices and clinics performing both administrative and clinical skills.  The program includes instruction in reviewing and recording patient histories and clinical data, patient care, investigative and examination procedures, diagnostic procedures, data analysis and documentation, physician consultation, equipment operation and monitoring, and professional standards and ethics.   The program also prepares students to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam provided by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

A new class is admitted every fall semester only. Applicants to the Medical Clinical Assistant must meet minimum requirements as determined by Cardiovascular Institute of the South.


  • Demonstrate quality patient care while maintaining safety.
  • Perform venipunctures and electrocardiograms appropriately
  • Communicate with patients and the health care provider while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Perform duties of the office administrator including medical coding, opening and closing procedures.
  • Identify medical laws and ethics that apply to practice
  • Assist in processing laboratory specimens while maintaining infection control practices.
  • Obtain a basic understanding in electrocardiogram monitoring.

Salary & Career Outlook



Allison Adams, MSN, RN, CNE
Department Head of Nursing
Phone: 985-448-5945