CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTING (CMA)

This course is designed to prepare students to sit for the AAMA National Certification Exam to become a Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA) and to obtain an entry-level position in a medical office. Instruction goal is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Instruction includes clinical skills such as vital signs, assisting with exams and with minor surgery, basic lab procedures, and performing EKGs, monitoring heart arrhythmias, and performing venipuncture, skin puncture, and injections. The administrative skills include receptionist duties, appointment scheduling, and managing patient records. After the instruction of the classroom portion of this course, instructor will monitor and visit the externship sites. Instruction will prepare students to passing the national exam and students to receive the Certificate of Competency.

This Certified Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), on recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE). Instructor will be responsible for maintaining all documentation and paperwork required for the CMA program. 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF A CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTING (CMA)

  • Perform the primary role of a leader of learning as assigned.
  • Perform the primary role of a leader of learning as assigned.
  • Assist in integrating industry and academic standards within curriculum development.
  • Provide group and individual instruction utilizing the most effective teaching strategies.
  • Assist in recruitment and prepare students for employment or advancement.
  • Evaluate student skill competencies and job readiness and maintain accurate student attendance records.
  • Manage the classroom in such a manner as to ensure an environment conducive to learning.
  • Complete and deliver written records and reports as required.
  • Participate actively in the subject matter advisory committee.
  • Keep abreast of current practices and training methods.
  • Ability to relate to high-school-age-students and adults.
  • Perform other job-related duties as required.

To inquire about this position, contact Dr. Helaire at (310) 224-4216 or email us at [email protected]

Schedule: 2021/2022 SCHOOL YEAR, 24 Hours (FT), Monday – Thursday, 6.5 hours per day, 8 am-3 pms