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Medical Assistant (CCMA)

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Clinical Medical Assistant Program (CCMA):

The Clinical Medical Assistant program is offered with a duration of 400 hours; plus an externship with minimum 80-hours to meet state requirements. This program provides education for individuals seeking a career in the medical field as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant. The mission of the Clinical Medial Assistant (CCMA) Program is to graduate highly qualified professional and compassionate Clinical Medical Assistants. This course of training is consistent with the standards of education from the Committee on Allied Health Professional as delineated in Section 1866.1 and proscribed from Section 1866.8 of Chapter 18 within Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations regarding Medical Assistants. Students will graduate based on completing the entire 480-hour program. The program is designated to prepare students for employment in the following occupations: physician offices, hospitals, outpatient clinics and other healthcare facilities. A Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) is a multi-skilled professional focused on clinical procedures in an ambulatory healthcare setting. Some duties include: checking patients in and out, assisting medical providers with exams and procedures, administering injections or medications, working with electronic health records, perform EKG, phlebotomy, and lab procedures, taking patient vital signs. This program also includes administrative procedures and general procedures in a medical office. This training will prepare students to take the national exam for the Certified Clinical Medial Assistant (CCMA) examination by NHA.

Enrollment Fee:
To enroll in the program a non-refundable fee of $250.00 is due at time of enrollment into the program. If student chooses to cancel their enrollment the fee will not be refunded (no exceptions). The remainder cost $6,047.00 (covers all the following: Tuition, 2 sets scrubs/ID, workbook, NHA study guide and lab materials. The following fees are not included: Program book: Medical Assisting, 6th edition by Kathryn Booth, national exam fee for certification, site test fee, externship fee, online background check student version. Wait List Policy- Students that enroll on the wait list will be provided a refund only if they attend orientation and are not accepted off the wait list, otherwise the fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

FALL 2024 -Program Schedule: **OPEN**
(400 hours) - Didactic/Labs (80 hours) - Clinical Externship
Didactic: Monday/Wednesday/Friday- Zoom Online 5:30pm - 9:30pm
*Lab Session: Tuesdays- First Lady Permanente 901 Geer Road, Bldg 921 Turlock (4 hours lab session in person) 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Orientation: Wednesday- August 14, 2024

WEEK 1: August 26, 27, 28, 30

WEEK 2: September 3, 4, 6 (September 2 no school)
WEEK 3: September 9, 10, 11, 13

WEEK 4: September 16, 17, 18, 20
WEEK 5: September 30, October 1, 2, 4
WEEK 6: October 7, 8, 9, 11
WEEK 7: October 14, 15, 16, 18
WEEK 8: October 21, 22, 23, 25
WEEK 9: October 28, 29, 30, November 1
WEEK 10: November 4, 5, 6, 8
WEEK 11: November 11, 12, 13, 15
WEEK 12: November 18, 19, 20, 22
WEEK 13: November 25, 26 (November 28-29 no school)
WEEK 14: December 2, 3, 4, 6
WEEK 15: December 9, 10, 11, 13
WEEK 16: December 16, 17, 18, 20
WEEK 17: December 23, 24, 27 (December 25 no school)
WEEK 18: December 30, 31, 3 (January 1 no school)
WEEK 19: January 6, 7, 8, 10
WEEK 20: January 13, 14, 15, 17
WEEK 21: January 21, 22, 24 (January 20 no school)
WEEK 22: January 27, 28, 29, 31
WEEK 23: February 3, 4, 5, 7
WEEK 24: February 10, 11, 12, 14
WEEK 25: February 18, 19, 21 (February 17 no school)
WEEK 26: February 24, 25, 26, 28
WEEK 27: March 3, 4, 5

*March 5, 2025 Final Exam
*March 17, 2025 National Exam/ Graduation
Holidays: 9/2/24, 11/28/24, 11/29/24, 12/25/24, 1/1/25, 1/20/25, 2/17/25

(80 hours) - Externship
EXTERNSHIP PLACEMENT IS SELECTED BY THE STUDENT AND CLEARED BY THE SCHOOL. Student must complete the CCMA 80-hour externship selection form and turn in form to the administrative office. Once reviewed and approved the student will be given an email confirmation of approval.

To meet Clinical Medical Assistant Program course completion requirements, student must complete a total of (80) hours externship time approved by school. Each student must meet the minimal California requirements for the clinical portion of the course. Externship placement is scheduled by the Admissions office once student successfully completes the didactic portion of the program, gets final approval from clinical site and passes the CCMA National Exam. Students that get placed for an externship will be charged an externship clearance fee of $450.00 for all CCMA programs. Fee is due at the time of confirmed externship date. Note: CCMA Licensure is not provided until externship is completed, and NHA National Exam is passed.
Students must successful performance the minimum during externship:
- 80 hours minimum noted and signed by externship preceptor.
- Evaluations completed and signed
- Verification of duties performed
Note: Externship placements are not delayed at this current time. Externship placements are approved as early as the last month of the program and no later than (30) days after didactic completion date.

Course Completion Certificate:
Upon successfully completing the Clinical Medical Assistant Program (400) hours Didactic/Labs, student will be eligible to take the National CCMA Exam to become certified (Certificate is only provided and valid after externship is complete). National Exam will be available at our Turlock Campus, additional fees apply. After student has completed the National CCMA Exam they will be eligible for an (80) hour externship which must be completed for CCMA licensure.

Student Eligibility:
The program is open to the general public for admission, student must have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent and 18-years of age, Valid Identification Card, Social Security Card. A Healthcare Provider (AHA) BLS class session is no longer included in the course cost effective 2021 programs, class is now offered at a discounted price of $50.00 plus book (ECC2020 Guidelines). All enrolled students are required to attend an orientation must schedule with admissions office (209) 250-1200. Students must provide the following records:
1.) High School Diploma, GED or Equivalent and age 18
2.) Valid US Identification, Social Security Card
3.) Proof of immunizations much be provided during course with copy of your healthcare insurance card (or declination form), must include records or titers for: 3- Hep B shots, 2 MMR shots, 2 varicella shots and Tdap within 10 years.
4.) Provide two negative TB's one within a year and the 2nd within 90 days of program; or chest X-ray with negative results (QuantiFERON TB Gold blood test is an alternative to skin tests or X-ray)- Must be current the duration of program through externship dates.
5.) Negative 10-panel drug test within (30) days from start date and second test within (10) days of externship start date.
6.) Students must clear a background check through. mybackgroundcheck.com "student version". To complete the online background check (must be within 30 days of course) click link
7.) Physical exam with release to participate in program documented on form provided by school. Physical requirements: Lift light to moderately heavy objects. The normal performance of duties may require lifting and carrying objects. Objects in the weight range of 1 to 15 pounds are lifted and carried frequently; objects in the weight range of 16 to 25 points are lifted and carried occasionally and objects in the weight range of 26 to 40 pounds are seldom lifted and carried. Objects exceeding 41 pounds are not to be lifted or carried without assistance. Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time; requires long hours of eye and hand coordination. Talking, walking, balancing, bending/kneeling, pushing/pulling, reaching and twisting. Student will be required to travel to an externship site. [All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.]
8.) Current 2020/2021 flu vaccine, or Doctors note if unable due to medical reasons.
9.) Covid-19 Vaccination card or exemption on file. First Lady Permanente does not require the vaccination; however, a clinical site may require. Please verify with clinical site to ensure you are able to meet clinical site's covid policy before accepting an externship opportunity.

Students must attend all scheduled program hours. If a student is sick and unable to attend program hours, a Doctors note will waive up to (8) hours at no additional fees, however time must be made up per state program guidelines. Student must attend first day of program, otherwise they forfeit their spot in the program and the enrollment fee is non-refundable and the orientation fee is non-refundable. Externship Clearance Attendance: After didactic completion, students must attend basic lab practice/ and or advanced lab practice in order to be cleared for an externship date. Students that do not attend lab practice will not be given an externship date, and students that do not attend for a 3-month consecutive period will forfeit externship opportunity with school. Externship must be completed by student within 12-months of didactic completion date.

Payment Plan:
Students have the option to go on a weekly payment plan the duration of the program, payments are due on (Tuesdays) each week of program - processed by the Administrative Department prior to 6:00pm. Cash payments must be submitted to the Admissions Office during business hours Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm by due date. Late fees apply to accounts that fall behind. Orientation fee of $750.00 is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Payment Plan Program Fees:
Enrollment Fee $250.00 (Non-refundable)
Orientation Fee $750.00

Remainder Balance: $5,297.00
Payment Plan Option 1: $236.00 weekly payment (24 week plan)
Payment Plan Option 2: $294.00 weekly payment (19 week plan)
All students are approved for a weekly payment plan option with the school.
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In accordance with the provisions of California Education Code 94866 or 94890, the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education approves First Lady Permanente, LLC Education Center to offer the Medical Assistant (CCMA) Program (hybrid) 480 hour length of instruction program approved 2/12/2021 .
First Lady Permanente, LLC Education Center is a private institution and is approved to operate by the Bureau for Private Post Secondary Education (BPPE). Approval to operate means we are in compliance with the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009. Approval to operate means we are in compliance with the California Private Postsecondary Act of 2009. State of California; Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education is located at 1747 North Market Blvd, Suite 225, Sacramento, CA 95834. BPPE contact information: (916) 263-7800, toll free - (888) 370-7589 or by web at http://www.bppe.ca.gov

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