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Clinical Medical Assisting

  • Start date: Revolving
  • Duration: 11 Weeks
  • Level: Beginner
  • Location: On-Site

Because of the high demand for Medical Assistants with phlebotomy skills, KCSP offers Clinical Medical Assistant programs suitable for all experience levels. We are committed to teaching the essential fundamentals for starting a career as a Medical Assistant. Students gain valuable experience in both hands on teaching and understanding the premise of direct patient care.

Our comprehensive courses will allow you to learn the techniques for performing accurate vitals, medical histories, phlebotomy, CLIA-waived testing, wound dressing, injections and front office standard procedures. Our instructors will guide you as you gain a thorough understanding of the following:

  • EKG Administration
  • Laboratory & CLIA-Waived Tests
  • Phlebotomy & Specimen Handling
  • Medications & Pharmacology
  • Patient & Exam Room Preparation
  • Charting & Medical Histories
  • HIPAA & Patient's Rights
  • Standard Precautions & Safety
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Injections & Wound Dressing
  • Professionalism & Office Tasks

  • Clinical Medical Assisting Programs Admissions Requirements:

  • 18 Years of Age or Older
  • High School Diploma, GED, or International High School Diploma Equivalency

  • For 11 weeks, students will met twice a week for lecture and hands-on labs (CMA). Students with a grade of B or higher are eligible for an optional 40-hour clinical placement following the program, by registering for CMX.

  • CMA Total Cost: $1,800
  • CMX Total Cost: $200 (optional)

  • See upcoming class dates on the schedule page and register today to secure your seat in an upcoming session!


    The 11-Week medical assisting program consists of the three/four following parts:

    Lecture Skills Lab Assessments Externship
    Two sessions per week for 11 weeks, with each session lasting 4 hours. Mechanics of equipment and hands-on guidance. Nine quizzes are required and given weekly in class. Optional for students who finish the program with an overall grade of B or higher.
    A book is provided to you for reference during and after the program. Anthropometric measurements, vital signs, and patient interaction simulations. Comprehensive multiple-choice final examination and national certification exam. 40-hour, 1-week placement in a clinical patient care setting.
    Material is presented by a qualified and state approved instructor and overseen by a physician. Sample collection, preparation, handling, and comprehensive charting skills. Final evaluation of your practical skills at the end of the program. Coordinated by the school at one of our partner facilities.

    The following is the break-down for tuition and fees for the Clinical Medical Assisting program:

    • Registration Fee: $100
    • Tuition: $1000
    • Laboratory Fee: $450
    • Textbook Fee: $100
    • National Certification Exam Fee: $150
    Registration fee is due to hold your seat in the program and is nonrefundable after 3 business days

    Payment plans are available to divide the cost of the program over the time you are enrolled. These plans are provided at no additional cost and available to all students. You can choose one of the three payment plans listed below to pay for your enrollment in the Clinical Medical Assisting program at KCSP:

    Plan A Plan B Plan C
    Registration Fee $100 at Registration $100 at Registration $100 at Registration
    Week 1 $850 $160 $300
    Week 2 $85 $160 $0
    Week 3 $85 $160 $300
    Week 4 $85 $160 $0
    Week 5 $85 $160 $300
    Week 6 $85 $160 $0
    Week 7 $85 $160 $300
    Week 8 $85 $160 $0
    Week 9 $85 $160 $300
    Week 10 $85 $160 $0
    Week 11 $85 $100 $200

    Kansas City School of Phlebotomy does not require students to participate in clinical externships because the various needs of students do not make it a necessary aspect of the educational experience for all of our learners. If you believe the externship would be beneficial to you as you get started in the field of medical assisting, externships are available for graduates of the KCSP Clinical Medical Assisting program any time within 3 months of graduation date. Students must have completed the entire program, including successfully passing the CCMA exam, and must have finished the program with an overall grade of B or higher.

    The total cost of placement in a Clinical Medical Assisting externship is $200 ($100 due at time of registration, $100 due at time of acceptance of the assignment).

    The clinical externship is 40-hours in length and is most typically completed in one business week, Monday through Friday. Our externship coordinator will determine the site and date of your placement with one of our many partner facilities and will communicate with you about the requirements that must be completed before placement. These vary based on site, but include health and other screenings such as immmunization records, TB tests, background checks, and health assessments by a physician.

    The Kansas City School of Phlebotomy is an approved Clinical Medical Assisting certificate program through the Missouri Department of Higher Education. Students who have successfully completed the Clinical Medical Assisting program will sit for an accredited national examination through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) to become a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) on the last day of the program. Successful completion of the CCMA exam is required to pass the program at KCSP so every single graduate of the CMA program leaves school certified and ready for the job market.

    Students do not need to register for the CCMA exam until directed to do so by their instructor. The following is a list of dates when current and future classes will be participating in the CCMA exam for the reference of students who need to schedule a retake or makeup exam:

    TESTING DATEEXAM TIMEREGISTRATION CLOSES
    CMA - August 08, 20176:00pm July 31, 2017
    CMA - October 26, 20176:00pm October 18, 2017
    CMA - December 17, 20176:00pm December 09, 2017
    CMA - January 16, 20186:00pm January 08, 2018

    One of the major factors to consider when pursuing education in any field is the what the hiring market looks like for students after graduation. While no school can guarantee that graduates will find a job, KCSP is committed to providing career assistance services that will guide the student through the job application process.

    Quick Facts Medical Assistants
    2015 Median Pay $30,590 per year ($14.71 per hour)
    Typical Entry-Level Education Postsecondary nondegree award
    Work Experience Required in a Related Occupation None
    Additional On-the-job Training Required None
    Number of Jobs (2014) 591,300
    Job Outlook (2014-2024) 23% (Much faster than average)
    Employment Change (2014-2024) 138,900

    Data Table From: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm (data retrieved September 12, 2016).

    The NHA CCMA exam is required to complete the Clinical Medicasl Assisting class and is administered on the final day in class.

    Upcoming 2016/2017 Clinical Medical Assisting Schedule

    Classes meet twice a week for 11 weeks.

    KSPCMA Saturday/Sunday Afternoon 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    CLASS/IDSTART DATEEND DATESEATS
    CMA1887 May 06, 2017 July 16, 2017 Closed
    CMA1896 July 22, 2017 October 01, 2017 Closed
    CMA1889 October 07, 2017 December 17, 2017 Open
    KSPCMA Tuesday/Thursday Evenings 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    CLASS/IDSTART DATEEND DATESEATS
    CMA1882 March 07, 2017 May 18, 2017 Closed
    CMA1883 May 23, 2017 August 08, 2017 Closed
    CMA1884 August 15, 2017 October 26, 2017 Open
    CMA1885 October 31, 2017 January 16, 2018 Open
    KANSAS CITY SCHOOL OF PHLEBOTOMY
    2016