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Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

Registration for cCMA is open

At a Glance

The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) program at Saint Joseph’s College offers students the opportunity to learn the knowledge and skills to be a CCMA and to participate in hands-on and relevant learning. Before students are sent out for their clinical experiences, we replicate real-life situations in our medical lab; this allows our students to practice and perfect their learning and skills.

Having a specialized skill set and knowledge for CCMAs is vital in the high demand area of today’s health career profession. CCMAs usually work in hospitals, health clinics, physician and specialist offices, and outpatient facilities. CCMAs will do a variety of tasks such as administering medications, assisting with minor procedures, obtaining laboratory specimens, providing patient education, etc. They are a vital member of a health-care team and becoming a CCMA ensures a career in a high paced, exciting environment. 


Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible to sit for their CCMA national certification.  The certification is through the National Healthcareers Association.

Course Topics

In the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant program, the skills and topics you will learn include:

  • Healthcare Systems & Settings

  • Medical Terminology

  • Basic Pharmacology

  • Nutrition

  • Psychology

  • Body Structures & Organ Systems

  • Pathophysiology & Disease Processes

  • Microbiology

  • General Patient Care

  • Infection Control

  • Testing & Laboratory Procedures

  • Phlebotomy

  • EKG & Cardiovascular Testing

  • Preparing & Administering Medication

  • Assisting in Small Procedures

  • Patient Care Coordination & Education

  • Administrative Assisting

  • Communication & Customer Service

  • Medical Law & Ethics

Career Outlook

The average hourly pay for a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant is  $12.00 – $15.00

The job outlook for CCMA is expected to grow much faster than average.


Projected Employment for Indiana is an Increase of
250+ job openings.

Employment data taken from 

–sponsored by the US Department of Labor

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Start Dates and Times

January 4 - April 20, 2022

5pm to 9pm

January 25 - May 12, 2022

9am to 1pm

May 31 - September 8, 2022

5pm to 9pm

June 28 - October 6, 2022

9am to 1pm

August 2 - November 10, 2022

5pm to 9pm

October 18, 2022 - February 14, 2023

9am to 1pm

All classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday each week.


* All times listed are Central Time


**Additional start dates will be added

if enrollment permits

Program Info


CCMA Tuition: $2,000

Non-refundable registration fee: $100

Scrubs, background check, clinical rotation physical (with TB, CBC and drug screen) are required at the student's expense

15-week class


Meets 2 days each week

4 hours each day

Class size: 12 students

Space is limited, please register early to secure your spot

Contact Us


Interested in learning more about the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant program?


Contact Hali Chapman

Program Director at 

219-866-6000 ext. 2022




Core Education Building

Room 113

1214 Tonner Road

Rensselaer, IN 47978