Medical Assistant (NLPS)

Course Overview

The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant course will prepare students for the National Healthcare Association CCMA exam. Instruction includes taking and recording vital signs, preparing patients for examination, patient education, and assisting the physician during the exam. The collecting and preparation of laboratory specimens and basic laboratory tests will be covered. Prepares for the administration of medication, venipuncture, ECG, and wound care. Provides a basic understanding of the clinical and administrative duties and responsibilities pertinent to medical offices. Includes instruction in medical correspondence and records, case histories of patients, filing, telephone procedures, appointment scheduling, receptionist duties, and processing mail. Written, verbal and nonverbal communications according to patient needs are covered as well as documentation and associated legal and ethical boundaries.

Ivy Tech Lafayette Dual Credits Available

Course College Credits Prerequisite(s) Other
HLHS 100 Introduction to Health Careers 3 None Qualifies for THD Priority Dual Credit
HLHS 101 Medical Terminology 3 Accuplacer Qualifies for THD Priority Dual Credit
HLHS 102 Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology (2020-2021) 3 Accuplacer  
HLHS 104      
MEAS 225      








Industry Certifications

  • AHA Heartsaver &First Aid Certification

DOE Course


Recommended Grade Levels

11, 12

Required Prerequisites


High School Credits

  • 2 semester course
  • 2 semesters required
  • 3 total credits per semester
  • maximum of 6 credits
    • 0810 Principles of Healthcare
    • 0811 Medical Terminology
    • 0813 Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

Course Fees