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Clinical Medical Assisting

  • Start date: Revolving
  • Duration: 11 Weeks
  • Level: Beginner
  • Location: On-Site

Because of the high demand for Medical Assistants with phlebotomy skills, OSP offers Clinical Medical Assistant programs suitable for all experience levels. We are committed to teaching the essential fundamentals for starting a career as a Medical Assistant. Students gain valuable experience in both hands on teaching and understanding the premise of direct patient care.

Our comprehensive courses will allow you to learn the techniques for performing accurate vitals, medical histories, phlebotomy, CLIA-waived testing, wound dressing, injections and front office standard procedures. Our instructors will guide you as you gain a thorough understanding of the following:

  • EKG Administration
  • Laboratory & CLIA-Waived Tests
  • Phlebotomy & Specimen Handling
  • Medications & Pharmacology
  • Patient & Exam Room Preparation
  • Charting & Medical Histories
  • HIPAA & Patient's Rights
  • Standard Precautions & Safety
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Injections & Wound Dressing
  • Professionalism & Office Tasks

  • Clinical Medical Assisting Programs Admissions Requirements:

  • 18 Years of Age or Older
  • High School Diploma, GED, or International High School Diploma Equivalency

  • For 11 weeks, students will met twice a week for lecture and hands-on labs (CMA). Students with a grade of B or higher are eligible for an optional 40-hour clinical placement following the program, by registering for CMX.

  • CMA Total Cost: $1,800
  • CMX Total Cost: $200 (optional)

  • See upcoming class dates on the schedule page and register today to secure your seat in an upcoming session!

    The 11-Week medical assisting program consists of the three/four following parts:

    Lecture Skills Lab Assessments Externship
    Two sessions per week for 11 weeks, with each session lasting 4 hours. Mechanics of equipment and hands-on guidance. Nine quizzes are required and given weekly in class. Optional for students who finish the program with an overall grade of B or higher.
    A book is provided to you for reference during and after the program. Anthropometric measurements, vital signs, and patient interaction simulations. Comprehensive multiple-choice final examination and national certification exam. 40-hour, 1-week placement in a clinical patient care setting.
    Material is presented by a qualified and state accredited instructor and overseen by a physician. Sample collection, preparation, handling, and comprehensive charting skills. Final evaluation of your practical skills at the end of the program. Coordinated by the school at one of our partner facilities.

    The following is the break-down for tuition and fees for the Clinical Medical Assisting program:

    • Registration Fee: $100
    • Tuition: $1000
    • Laboratory Fee: $450
    • Textbook Fee: $100
    • National Certification Exam Fee: $150
    Registration fee is due to hold your seat in the program and is nonrefundable after 3 business days

    Payment plans are available to divide the cost of the program over the time you are enrolled. These plans are provided at no additional cost and available to all students. You can choose one of the three payment plans listed below to pay for your enrollment in the Clinical Medical Assisting program at OSP:

    Plan A Plan B Plan C
    Registration Fee $100 at Registration $100 at Registration $100 at Registration
    Week 1 $850 $160 $300
    Week 2 $85 $160 $0
    Week 3 $85 $160 $300
    Week 4 $85 $160 $0
    Week 5 $85 $160 $300
    Week 6 $85 $160 $0
    Week 7 $85 $160 $300
    Week 8 $85 $160 $0
    Week 9 $85 $160 $300
    Week 10 $85 $160 $0
    Week 11 $85 $100 $200

    Ohio School of Phlebotomy does not require students to participate in clinical externships because the various needs of students do not make it a necessary aspect of the educational experience for all of our learners. If you believe the externship would be beneficial to you as you get started in the field of medical assisting, externships are available for graduates of the OSP Clinical Medical Assisting program any time within 3 months of graduation date. Students must have completed the entire program, including successfully passing the CCMA exam, and must have finished the program with an overall grade of B or higher.

    The total cost of placement in a Clinical Medical Assisting externship is $200 ($100 due at time of registration, $100 due at time of acceptance of the assignment).

    The clinical externship is 40-hours in length and is most typically completed in one business week, Monday through Friday. Our externship coordinator will determine the site and date of your placement with one of our many partner facilities and will communicate with you about the requirements that must be completed before placement. These vary based on site, but include health and other screenings such as immmunization records, TB tests, background checks, and health assessments by a physician.

    The Ohio School of Phlebotomy is an accredited Clinical Medical Assisting certificate program through the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools. Students who have successfully completed the Clinical Medical Assisting program will sit for an accredited national examination through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) to become a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) on the last day of the program. Successful completion of the CCMA exam is required to pass the program at OSP so every single graduate of the CMA program leaves school certified and ready for the job market.

    Students do not need to register for the CCMA exam until directed to do so by their instructor. The following is a list of dates when current and future classes will be participating in the CCMA exam for the reference of students who need to schedule a retake or makeup exam:

    CMA - September 20, 20186:00pm September 12, 2018
    CMA - October 21, 20182:00pm October 13, 2018
    CMA - November 08, 20189:00am October 31, 2018
    CMA - July 05, 20186:00pm June 27, 2018
    CMA - January 06, 20192:00pm December 29, 2018
    CMA - February 05, 20199:00am January 28, 2019
    CMA - December 11, 20186:00pm December 03, 2018
    CMA - August 23, 20189:00am August 15, 2018
    CMA - August 05, 20182:00pm July 28, 2018

    One of the major factors to consider when pursuing education in any field is the what the hiring market looks like for students after graduation. While no school can guarantee that graduates will find a job, OSP is committed to providing career assistance services that will guide the student through the job application process.

    Quick Facts Medical Assistants
    2015 Median Pay $30,590 per year ($14.71 per hour)
    Typical Entry-Level Education Postsecondary nondegree award
    Work Experience Required in a Related Occupation None
    Additional On-the-job Training Required None
    Number of Jobs (2014) 591,300
    Job Outlook (2014-2024) 23% (Much faster than average)
    Employment Change (2014-2024) 138,900

    Data Table From: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at (data retrieved September 12, 2016).

    The NHA CCMA exam is required to complete the Clinical Medical Assisting class and is administered on the final day in class.

    Upcoming 2017/2018 Clinical Medical Assisting Schedule

    Classes meet twice a week for 11 weeks.

    OSPCMA Saturday/Sunday Afternoon 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    CMA2166 March 03, 2018 May 19, 2018 Closed
    CMA2167 May 26, 2018 August 05, 2018 Closed
    CMA2168 August 11, 2018 October 21, 2018 Limited
    CMA2169 October 27, 2018 January 06, 2019 Open
    OSPCMA Tuesday/Thursday Evenings 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    CMA2328 February 06, 2018 April 19, 2018 Closed
    CMA2329 April 24, 2018 July 05, 2018 Closed
    CMA2330 July 10, 2018 September 20, 2018 Limited
    CMA2331 September 25, 2018 December 11, 2018 Open
    CMA2332 December 18, 2018 March 07, 2019 Open
    OSPCMA Tuesday/Thursday Mornings 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    CMA2171 March 27, 2018 June 07, 2018 Closed
    CMA2172 June 12, 2018 August 23, 2018 Closed
    CMA2173 August 28, 2018 November 08, 2018 Limited
    CMA2174 November 13, 2018 February 05, 2019 Open