Jun 15, 2024  
Catalog 2024-2025 
Catalog 2024-2025

Clinical Medical Assisting

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This certificate prepares students for clinical duties in a health care setting, working under the direct supervision of a physician or other health practitioner. Students will develop the skills and knowledge required to effectively perform clinical functions including patient intake and care, routine diagnostic and recording procedures, pre-examination and examination assistance, and the administration of medications and first aid, while adhering to legal and ethical standards in the field.

Students who complete the Clinical Medical Assisting certificate can apply those courses to CCV’s Health Science (A.S.)  program.

Clinical Medical Assisting Semester Map

Clinical Medical Assisting to Health Science - Certificate to Degree Map

For more information, consult the Medical Assisting Handbook 2024-25     

You will be required to pass a criminal background check before enrolling in the Clinical Medical Assisting, which are required to complete this certificate. To start the process, go to: www.CastleBranch.com. Click on “Place Order” and enter package code: CQ01. You will then be directed to set up your CastleBranch account. The cost for this requirement is payable directly to CastleBranch online. These records are confidential.

Important Immunization Information

Allied health program students are required by the State of Vermont to provide documentation of immunizations

Immunization Letter    

Program Outcomes

Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  • apply basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and disease processes of the human body to effectively communicate with patients and providers;
  • employ basic knowledge of law and ethics as they pertain to a medical office;
  • perform clinical duties characteristic of medical assistants while maintaining proper infection prevention techniques; 
  • complete the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) examination with a passing score; and 
  • explore pathways and demonstrate preparedness for educational and career development in the student’s field of study.

Total credits: 27-32


Background checks are common in healthcare fields. Those with prior justice system involvement are encouraged to research employment exclusions that may arise depending on role, employer, and/or licensing criteria.

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