Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

Offered by: Total Action for Progress (TAP)
Type: Certificates
Format: On site

About the Program

Clinical Medical Assistants are cross-trained in the administrative and clinical skills to work in ambulatory care settings such as primary care offices, urgent care centers, and specialty clinics. This job is in high demand and requires certification.

Upon successful completion of the course students will sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant with the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).  This certification is recognized by local employers.

TAP's Project Discovery and CCMA Programs at the Roanoke Higher Education Center
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Career Paths

  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Certified Medical Assistant

Courses & Requirements

The training includes introductory medical terminology and anatomy & physiology education.  Students will demonstrate hands-on proficiency in general administrative duties and specific clinical skills including obtaining vitals, patient preparation, EKG, laboratory testing, and administering medication including injections.  The course includes 140 hours of training followed by 120 hours of externship.



  • High School diploma or GED

Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Student Success Center
  • Career Center
  • Computer lab and student lounge
  • Cafe serving breakfast and lunch
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

TAP’s programs are designed to offer career and educational opportunities with low-income people and their families in mind. While programs can vary, the strategies and resources TAP programs collectively offer cover a wide range of needs:

  • Classes and workshops to prepare students for tests and certifications
  • Coaches and advisors
  • Job placement partnerships with local employers

How to Apply

Applications for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant program are located at Roanoke Higher Education Center, 108 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 509 Roanoke, Virginia. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, please call 540-767-6220.

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