Aug 10, 2018

Columbia State Economic and Workforce Development to Offer Clinical Medical Assistant Program

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. - Aug. 10, 2018) - - - Columbia State Community College's Office of Economic and Workforce Development is offering the "Clinical Medical Assistant" program at the Columbia Campus beginning Oct. 1.

Classes will take place Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 - 9:30 p.m., and on some Saturdays throughout the semester through Jan. 16. The comprehensive 140-hour program and 160-hour clinical externship prepares students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities in a medical office. Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. In addition, students will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association Certified Clinical Assistant national examination upon successful completion of the program.

The cost for the course is $2,599 and includes textbooks. Registration closes Sept. 24, so register now as limited seats are available.

The Columbia Campus is located at 1665 Hampshire Pike in Columbia. For full course description, additional information, and to register for this or other continuing education courses through Columbia State's Office of Economic and Workforce Development, please call (931) 540-2658 or visit