Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

We offer the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) training program. We have tailored the CCMA program to fit the busy schedules of students with career, life and family obligations.

Prepare to pass the National Healthcareer Association Exam

The CCMA program offers our students both theoretical and practical training through hands-on experience. The duration of the course is sixteen (16) weeks and includes preparation for the certification examination administered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

In addition to 96 hours in the classroom and homework study time, our students are eligible to complete an 80-clock-hour externship experience. The externship serves as working experience, as well as a reference for future employment. Students are also eligible to take exams to have certifications as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) and EKG Technician (CET) after the course is complete.


  • Interview patients
  • Measure and record vital signs
  • Prepare exam rooms
  • Clean and sterilize medical equipment
  • Administer injections, as well as topical or oral medications
  • Perform venipuncture and point-of-care testing

Externship Opportunity

After completion of the class portion of the program, our Class Coordinator will assist with helping you to be placed in a local Family Practice office to gain hands-on experience vital for your success. The location of the office and the times you work will be based on where and when you can work. Once you complete the externship, you will receive your certificate of completion from the University of Incarnate Word School of Professional Studies.

Registration and Cost

To maintain a low teacher-to-student ratio, seating is limited. We accept 15 to 25 applicants at each location into this program.

Upcoming Online Class Dates

Spring 2022 Session Date:

Online Class:

March 26 to July 23, 2022, Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

(Open for Registration)

No classes on April 23 and July 2

Course Cost

The total cost of the Certified Medical Assistant Training course is $4,500.

The program fee includes all live instruction, labs, scrub set and all materials to include CCMA certification exam (if taken) and externship (if eligible). Our courses offer financial assistance in Sallie Mae loans, payment plans, MyCAA and Workforce Solutions funding (contact your nearest Texas Workforce Center).

Admissions Requirements

Below is a brief explanation of the course and the requirements for enrollment. Prerequisites for the course include:

  • A high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED).
  • No felony or misdemeanor related to the sale of drugs. Traffic violations and any other issues must be cleared up before the externship. This is the sole responsibility of each student.
  • A history of vaccinations is periodically required to work in the externship.
  • Commitment to the rigorous 16-week course schedule.