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Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

Course number : 3020001   ID : 19008    Section Number : 31A
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Instructional Mode: Learn@Home and On Campus (Hybrid – Instructor-led)
Admission Requirements:
  • Students must have a high school diploma, GED, or college degree.  Foreign diplomas need to have an official translation.
  • Students must complete the Healthcare Orientation prior to registering for this class.
Program Description:
  • Medical assistants play an important role in supporting healthcare providers and other vital medical staff. With the recent changes in health care, the need for medical assistants is at an all-time high. NOVA Workforce is addressing this need by offering our blended learning certified clinical medical assistant course. Upon successfully completing this credential-to-career course, you will sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) examination, which will be given on the last day of class. The exam fee, digital books, and BLS are covered by tuition.
What is Blended Learning?
  • Blended learning is a combination of online and on-campus face-to-face coursework.
  • Online will be a series of mandatory live lectures. There will also be online course work that can be done at your convenience, but there will be due dates.
  • On-campus will be a mandatory, in-person attendance skills lab. You will have hands-on experiential learning, performing duties such as vital signs, exam room preparation, patient data collection, simple dressing changes, lab tests, phlebotomy, medication administration, and EKGs.
  • This course is 140 hours of work.
Technology Requirement:
  • All students need access to the internet and a computer with a webcam and microphone.
    Chromebooks, iPads, or mobile phones are not supported.
Included with tuition:
  • Bundled price includes an online learning platform, BLS, and National Exam Fee; these items (total cost of $598) are not refundable once assigned.
This program cannot be combined with any other discounts/promotions.
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Class Details

28 Session(s)
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Mon, Wed, Fri.  
  Weekly - Mon, Fri.  
  Weekly - Wed.  

Location : Multiple Location : 
  NOVA Alexandria (AE)
  NOVA Workforce Online Class.

Instructor : Jill Lassiter 

CEUs : 14



Please read:  Learn@Home & On Campus (Hybrid - Instructor-led): This class has multiple schedules and locations. Class meets on campus, on the days, times, and location listed on the class schedule. Please follow COVID-related health and safety guidelines while on NOVA premises. Please stay home if you feel ill.

The class also meets online in real-time via Zoom on the days and times listed on the class schedule as NOVA Workforce Online Class. Your instructor will facilitate live online lectures and discussions. Reliable internet access and a Zoom-capable device are required. See Zoom Class Requirements for more details.

Note: Should local conditions change requiring restrictions related to COVID-19, the class will switch to fully-remote delivery or put on pause.

This class requires the use of your myNOVA account and the CANVAS online classroom. Please follow these instructions on how to activate your myNOVA account before the first day of class: How to access myNOVA and Canvas

Important: I am enrolling in this class as part of the New Economy Workforce Credential Grant Program (WCG). As a condition to receiving a grant, I agree to the following terms and conditions as specified on this site: WCG Release Form.



Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 08/07/2023, 08/09/2023, 08/11/2023, 09/04/2023)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
7/31/2023 - 8/4/2023 Weekly - Mon, Wed, Fri 10:30 AM - 03:30 PM VIRTUAL-ONLINE, NOVA Workforce Online Class  Map, Room: Online Jill Lassiter  Lecture
8/14/2023 - 10/9/2023 Weekly - Mon, Fri 10:30 AM - 03:30 PM VIRTUAL-ONLINE, NOVA Workforce Online Class  Map, Room: Online Jill Lassiter  Lecture
8/16/2023 - 10/4/2023 Weekly - Wed 10:30 AM - 03:30 PM Alexandria, NOVA Alexandria (AE)  Map, Room: AE-216 Jill Lassiter  Laboratory
10/11/2023 Wed 10:30 AM - 03:30 PM Alexandria, NOVA Alexandria (AE)  Map, Room: AE-206 Jill Lassiter  Laboratory

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