Online Medical Assistant Program (CCMA)

8-Week, Online, Self-Paced Medical Assistant Training and Certification Course For Pre-Health Students

Gain Clinical Experience in Diverse Healthcare Settings

This online medical assistant certification program combines essential patient care and clinical skills into one expert curriculum. Upon completion of this program, you will be fully trained to function as an integral member of the medical team and to proficiently carry out clinical duties in a healthcare environment as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).

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Nationally Accredited Medical Assistant (CCMA) Certification

This online medical assistant certification (CCMA) program is an 8-week, self-paced course ideal for health science students seeking healthcare experience before starting/applying to medical, physician assistant (PA), or nursing school.

After successfully completing this program, students will take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification exam to obtain a nationally accredited certification as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).

What Is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)?

A certified clinical medical assistant (CCMA) is a healthcare professional with advanced training who fulfills both clinical and administrative tasks in hospitals and other healthcare settings. The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) reports medical assistants are one of the fastest-growing occupations in the healthcare industry. A CCMA is usually found working in outpatient clinics and private doctor’s offices.

What Does a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Do?

Medical assistants are an integral part of the medical team and contribute to the flow of patient care through a wide range of duties, including obtaining detailed patient history, obtaining vital signs, administering point of care testing, medications, injections, and vaccinations.

A certified clinical medical assistant (CCMA) can also assist with clinical procedures, including minor surgical in-office interventions that require sterile protocol. Furthermore, they prepare patients for X-rays, take electrocardiograms, remove sutures, conduct wound care, change dressings, collect specimens, order proper laboratory studies, etc. They also facilitate communication between the patient and other healthcare professionals.

Skills You'll Gain In The Medical Assistant Certification Course

Certified Medical Assistants (CCMA) are valuable healthcare professionals that may work in physicians’ offices, hospitals, rural health clinics, and other healthcare facilities. In this online medical assistant course, you’ll go beyond foundational knowledge to learn the skills needed to excel in many healthcare settings. Some skills you’ll learn in CCMA school include:

Why Choose Us for Your CCMA Certification

Gain Comprehensive Clinical Training

 We are committed to bridging the clinical education gap through our innovative, comprehensive, and convenient online health certification courses. Our training programs thoroughly train students to deliver competent and quality patient care while effectively working with interdisciplinary medical teams.

Improve Your Medical Knowledge

Medical, PA, and nursing schools seek students with a passion and commitment to medicine displayed through various healthcare experiences. This online Medical Assistant program provides in-depth clinical training and nationally recognized credentials, so pre-health students can seamlessly obtain clinical positions and gain healthcare experience.

Stand Out From Other Healthcare Professionals

A medical assistant certification (CCMA) can help boost your PA, medical, or nursing school application. It highlights your clinical competency in diagnostic and treatment procedures, direct patient care skills, and complex medical decision-making capabilities, to name a few!

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What's Included in the Online Medical Assistant Certification (CCMA) Program

Convenience and Accessibility Pre-health Students Need

Online Access To CCMA Course Material

Unlock all-inclusive, fully-virtual access to complete instructional content, including nationally-accredited textbooks and journals, downloadable notes and presentations, HD video lectures, study guides, and practice exams.


Enjoy unlimited access to National Healthcareer Association (NHA) study portal, which includes interactive assignments, lectures, virtual labs, study guides, practice exams, etc.

Self-Paced, On-Demand Learning

This self-paced, online medical assistant course allows students to study and learn the material on their own time in their preferred location. With no due dates or set schedules on assignments, students have the flexibility and convenience to complete the training at a schedule that is most comfortable for them.


Students will take The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification exam to obtain a nationally accredited CCMA certification. ACT covers the cost of the national CCMA certification exam.


Guided reflection questions and discussion activities. Students can interact with classmates in a safe and stimulating environment encouraging peer-to-peer learning.

Patient Simulations for Clinical Practice

Virtually practice and perform essential clinical skills like taking vital signs, administering vaccinations/ injections, venipuncture, setting up and assisting with in-office/ surgical procedures, CPR, collecting and handling laboratory specimens, and much more!


Professional HD concept videos including immersive tutorials that demonstrate and explain complex topics, essential skills, and procedures.

CCMA Study Guides and Competency Assessments

Access well-organized PDF study guides and notes as you prepare to become a CCMA. Practice quizzes with application to real-world clinical cases are available after each module.


Use this community to connect with pre-PA/nursing/medical students all over the country; network with other passionate students in medicine, provide mentorship & advice, ask questions, share ideas, study, etc.


Interactive ECG lab with practice guidelines and resources to teach the most common ECG rhythms. Other concept labs include examples of real body sounds and anatomical body models.

Expert Course Instructors

Through this instructor-led training course, students have seamless access to subject-matter expert instructors for one-on-one tutoring, personalized feedback on assignments, and continuous support and guidance. Instructors are advanced healthcare providers and educators (MSN, PA-C, Pharm-D).


Learn how to perform CPR and other basic life support skills via the American Heart Association (AHA).


Instructors are established nurses (BSN), nurse practitioners (FNP), and physicians (MD) with expert insight on graduate applications. We also have current PA and medical students available to provide advice and mentorship during your application process!


After the certification exam, ACT offers assistance with your job search, resume writing and review, and interview prep! Optional externship placement is available for students who wish to gain additional hands-on experience.


With our Physician/PA-C mentorship add-on option, students have the opportunity to gain a letter of evaluation (LOE) from our physician/PA advisors. Students must complete our mentorship program to be eligible for an LOE.


If you’re not satisfied with our course, we’re not satisfied. That’s why we’ll happily refund 100% of the course fee within the first 14 days of enrollment.

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