New Mexico Junior College


Clinical Medical Assistant


The Clinical Medical Assisting program is designed to prepare students to function as professionals in multiple healthcare settings. Medical assistants with a clinical background perform various clinical tasks including assisting with the administration of medications and with minor procedures, performing an EKG electrocardiogram, obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients, and other related tasks. Job opportunities are prevalent with physician’s offices, clinics, chiropractor’s offices, hospitals and outpatient facilities.

Detailed Course Topics Covered
 Responsibilities of the clinical medical assistant and introduction to healthcare facilities
 Medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, circulation of the heart and blood vessels
 Care & safety of patients, medical & legal aspects of care, confidentiality and HIPAA
 Effective verbal and non-verbal communication, interpersonal skills and human behavior
 Aseptic techniques, infection prevention, universal precautions, proper use and disposal of biohazards and sharps
 Documenting patient medical histories, updating patient medical files, vital signs and documentation
 Appling sterile dressings, preparing patients for x-rays, performing various injections, administering oral medications, instructing patients on the proper usage of medications
 Phlebotomy, venipunctures and capillary sampling, collecting specimens and point of care testing
 Performing 12 lead EKGs and EKG strip analysis (P,Q,R,S,T wave form)

Education & Certification
➢ Clinical Medical Assistants should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
➢ Students who complete this comprehensive course would be prepared to sit for the National
Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national certification
➢ In addition to facilitating entry-level clinical medical assisting related positions, this
course is ideal for students interested in pursuing a future formal Certified Medical Assistant
(CMA), Nursing (LPN) or a Nursing (RN) program.

Spring 2022 (March 7 - June 27)

Class meets on Monday & Wednesdaynights from 6pm -930pm PLUS some Saturday's from 9am - 430pm.

Instructor: Samantha Valenzuela

Fee: $2600* (textbooks included)

*An additional $25 for CPR training and a $155 fee for the national exam will be collected as the class progresses. 

Click here for downloadable schedule: CMA SPRING 2022 - March class

Click here for downloadable PDF w/ full course description: CMA PDF (SPRING 2022) - March class

Registration opens November 10, 2021 @ 8am

To register online, click here:

CMA - Spring 2022 - March 2022

Steve Sauceda, Dean of Workforce Training & Professional Studies

575.492.4713 (Office) (E-mail)