Online Clinical Assistant Course

The 8-week online Clinical Assistant course (50-hour program) will teach foundational knowledge and basic science in medical terminology, basic pharmacology and nutrition, anatomy & physiology, clinical patient care in electrocardiography, phlebotomy, parenteral administration, point of care testing, assessment & management skills of the patient, and administrative tasks as it applies to a Clinical Medical Assistant. This course does not include a clinical internship.

Classes will be held live and remotely through a learning management platform, weekly in the evenings. Students must have access to a computer, internet, webcam, and a recording device (i.e. cell phone, camera). There is no in-person requirements for this course.

Students will receive by mail, a skill supply kit to demonstrate proficiency in clinical skills. Lab skills will be performed through video demonstrations and critical thinking videos. Students will provide live or video recordings of return demonstrations of lab skills.

All online students will be eligible to sit for the national certification exam in Clinical Medical Assisting (CCMA) upon successful completion of the course. Students who are enrolled in the online Clinical Assistant program will take the national CCMA certification exam at a PSI location near them or through Live Remote Proctoring (LRP). The CCMA exam must be taken within 60 days of successful course completion. The CCMA exam pass rate is 93%.

The online course is typically offered in January, March, May, July, September, & November of each year.

**You must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Course Sections: (Registration closes 2 weeks prior to class start date or if all seats are taken)

  1. September 4 – October 23, 2024 Wednesday evenings, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  2. October 30 – December 18, 2024 Wednesday evenings, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – registration opens late August

Course Price: $1195.00 (payment plan options available with Affirm – select option at checkout screen)