Class lengthPeriod of Study: 10-Months
Type of classType of Study: On-Campus
Type of classFinancial Aid: Available for those who Qualify

Get the Skills to Be a Medical Assistant in 10-Months

Medical Clinical Assistants have a direct impact on the care and wellbeing of others, and also help to keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners running smoothly.

Becoming a Skilled Medical Clinical Assistant

The Medical Clinical Assistant Training Program provides the skills and training it takes to become a qualified healthcare professional. Graduates of this program are prepared to work in a variety of interesting medical environments including hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, and home health care.

Using a blend of hands-on training, practical experience and guidance from real healthcare professionals, this program allows you to pursue a rewarding medical position, without spending years in school.

Course content includes:

  • Front Office Duties
  • Medical Terminology
  • Computer Applications
  • Basic Medical Office Procedures
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Medical Records Management

Plus, you’ll receive practical instruction in pharmacology and phlebotomy (drawing blood).

As a successful graduate, you’ll feel confident and fully prepared to move into any Medical Clinical Assisting environment after gaining so much focused training and support during your program.

Real-World Experience – Professional Clinical Externship

Medical Assisting is a hands-on job. There’s no better way to learn than by actually working side-by-side with doctors and other medical professionals in a real healthcare setting.

As a student in this program, you have the opportunity to complete a supervised Clinical Externship. Externships are an excellent way to get a feel for your new career, gain real-world job experience and make valuable industry contacts before you graduate.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program may pursue the following positions:

  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Front Office Assistant
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Home Health Aide
  • Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
  • Medical Reception/Receptionist
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Patient Registration/Service Representative
  • Personal Care Assistantand More!

Nationally Recognized Certification

Valley College is an approved testing site for NHA (National Healthcareer Association) certifications.

As a graduate of the Medical Clinical Assistant program, you may choose to enhance your credentials by taking the CCMA Certification Exam (Certified Clinical Medical Assistant). This is a nationally recognized certification that adds value to your resume and helps you show employers you have what they’re looking for.

Program offered at: Martinsburg Campus, Beckley Campus, Princeton Campus

Take the First Step Towards a New Career

If you’re interested in learning more about your possible career opportunities as a Medical Clinical Assistant, and exploring whether this is the right career field for you, fill out the sign-up form on this page to receive more information.

To speak to a friendly and knowledgeable Admissions Rep, call the Valley College campus nearest you.

Beckley: 304-362-6929

Martinsburg: 304-451-3172

Princeton: 304-579-8767

Program Disclosures – Medical Clinical Assistant