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Clinical Medical Assistant

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 143 hours of classroom lecture and hands on labs and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider.

National Certifications: This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Clinical Medical Assistant (CMAC) Exam and the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination.

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.


  • Students must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • A strong reading-comprehension level and good, basic math ability is necessary.

Spring 2022 Course Information:

Course Contact Hours: 140 Hours+ Optional 160 Hour Clinical Externship
Genesee Community College, Batavia Campus, Room T122
Student Tuition: $2,599 (Textbooks included)

Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 1-June 2, 2022
6:00 pm-9:30 pm

Saturdays (March 12 & 26, April 9 & 23, May 7 & 21)
9:00 am-4:30 pm

The BEST Center does not offer tuition assistance; however, you may check with the Genesee County Job Development Center by contacting:

Lisa Smith: or Teresa VanSon: