Columbia College certificate in Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

The demand for certified medical assistants is growing, making it a good choice for detail-oriented students. Begin your journey in the medical field with a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Certificate.

Certified clinical medical assistants are multi-skilled healthcare workers who perform administrative and clinical tasks at hospitals or ambulatory care facilities such as physicians’ offices, and outpatient clinics. It’s a growing field that requires attention to detail and good interpersonal communication skills.

In addition to a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology, students will master the basics of medical billing, electronic records systems, lab procedures, direct patient care, and pharmacology.


Year Retention Rate Exam Passage  Job Placement 
2018 83.78%  100% 100%
2019 100% 100% 100%
 2020  87.50%  93.75% 89.47%

Program Eligibility Requirements include: Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher from a high school and college transcript(s) (if applicable) or GPA 2.0-2.5 and a score of 58.6% or higher on the TEAS test OR an ACT composite score of 20 or higher within the past 5 years.

Columbia College requires on-site lab and clinical hours, on campus and at select clinic sites in Missouri and all coursework is conveniently completed online in four 8-week sessions.  Current program clinical sites are in Columbia and Lake of the Ozarks upon availability.

160 unpaid clinical hours are required for completion of the program. This will be scheduled with your instructors during the last course of the program.

Completion of the CMA program at Columbia College grants the student a CCMA certificate which can be used in any state.

Students will need to meet clinical requirements before the start of the program. Requirements will include immunizations, TB skin tests, drug screen test, background check, current physical, and BLS CPR certification. View associated fees and tuition.

Applicants may be offered a spot in the next starting session dependent upon class size. 

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