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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Clinical Medical Assistant Course Offered in Port Allegany

The Northern Pennsylvania Regional College, in partnership with the Potter County Education Council, is offering a Clinical Medical Assistant course. This program is designed to prepare students to assist physicians by performing certain clinical functions in a medical office. Key topics include: assisting physicians with patient-related care; preparing patients for examination and treatment; HIPAA patient confidentiality; recording and taking of vital signs; review and administration of medications; laboratory procedures, phlebotomy and the proper techniques required to collect specimens for laboratory analysis; and cardiology and the proper placement of leads for a 12-lead EKG. 

This comprehensive course includes 140 classroom hours and 160 clinical externship hours and prepares students to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national certification examination. This course is ideal preparation for those hoping to work in a medical office but who do not have a medical background. 

This course is being offered at the Port Allegany office of the Education Council on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. and every other Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. from February 2 through May 20, 2021. The cost is $2,799/person. Registration is required by January 22nd. For more information or to register, call (814) 274-4877 or visit https://nprc.empower-xl.com/community/index.cfm/main/location/LOC/PAC.

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