CLEARFIELD – Lock Haven University’s Clearfield campus will offer an evening clinical medical assistant program.
The program is intended for students who want to prepare for a career in healthcare. This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office.
The program will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 2 through Dec. 4. It will be held from 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the Lock Haven Clearfield campus.
Instruction includes, among other things, preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy, and the cardiac life cycle.
Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare.
This program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture and hands-on labs and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider. The Clinical Externship will consist of 160 hours.
To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 140 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements. Tuition for this course is $2,599 which includes all textbooks.
Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination.
For more information on this or other programs offered by the Workforce and Continuing Education
Department at Lock Haven University Clearfield, in partnership with Condensed Curriculum International, please visit here.