Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy & EKG Online Training — MedCerts

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HI 9700

Clinical Medical Professional

Career Training

Excel in your Certified Medical Assistant career with the additional high-demand skills of EKG and Phlebotomy. Watch our program sneak peek below!

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36  Weeks
Program Length
Certifications
$37,034
Avg. Starting Salary
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This program is NOT available to students who plan to work in the following states: GA, WA. Students in the state of California ARE eligible for this program, however, they will need additional qualifications to obtain the CPT certification.

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Clinical Medical Professional Training Online

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We believe everyone should have access to higher education. With the option to pay in full, break down payments or utilize government grant funding, we help expand that access.

Monthly Payment Options Starting at $349 Payment Plans for Every Student

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Total Tuition $6,000 Pay in Full

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MedCerts offers financial aid options through these government grant-funded programs – MyCAA, Workforce Funding (including WIOA), and Army Credentialing Assistance (Army CA). Those eligible include Military Spouses, active duty Army, Reserves, and National Guard members, or workforce-funded qualifying job seekers. Speak to an Education Consultant to see if you qualify.

What Does a Clinical Medical Professional Do?

Certified Clinical Medical Assistants are multi-skilled allied healthcare professionals who assist physicians and may administer medications, assist with minor procedures, record vital signs, take medical histories, prepare patients and rooms for examinations, provide patient education, and more. Today's Medical Assistants are expected to take on additional responsibilities as well – chief among them related to and around the practices of Phlebotomy and Electrocardiography (ECG/EKG).

279,267
Entry Level Jobs in the US
Medical Assistants will see available jobs grow 15.9% over the next ten years.
All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

What You’ll Learn
HI 9700
Clinical Medical Professional

The MedCerts online Clinical Medical Professional program prepares students to gain industry certification and ultimately work as a Medical Assistant with patients in hospitals, clinics, physician's offices, and other healthcare facilities. This program contains two additional courses specifically designed to prepare you with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform blood draws, collect and handle blood and non-blood specimens as a phlebotomist, and administer EKGs and other diagnostic tests, while maintaining a safe clinical environment, as an electrocardiographer.

The MedCerts online Clinical Medical Professional program prepares students to gain industry certification and ultimately work as a Medical Assistant with patients in hospitals, clinics, physician's offices, and other healthcare facilities. This program contains two additional courses specifically designed to prepare you with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform blood draws, collect and handle blood and non-blood specimens as a phlebotomist, and administer EKGs and other diagnostic tests, while maintaining a safe clinical environment, as an electrocardiographer.

Knowledge of front office skills like scheduling, verifying patient and insurance info will make you an asset in any healthcare environment, all of which you’ll learn in the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) course.

Once you’ve completed this well-rounded 36-week program, you’ll be prepared with the knowledge for 4 certification exams. The Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam, the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam, the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT), and the Certified EKG Technician (CET) certifications, all of which are sponsored by the NHA. The EKG and CPT certifications call for additional clinical requirements – 30 successful venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks necessary for Phlebotomy certification, and 10 EKG readings required for the EKG certification – which can be completed once hired as a Medical Assistant.

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  1. Use diagnostic cardiac testing to include electrocardiograms, Holter monitors, and assist cardiologists with stress testing
  2. Comply with HIPAA/HITECH, OSHA, CMS, and other healthcare regulations and laws as they apply to patient information
  3. Administer medications and assist with minor procedures
  4. Collect blood and non-blood specimens for testing and analyzing in a clinical laboratory
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Enrollment Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Web browser with internet connection
  3. Course registration & payment

Materials Included

  1. Expert-led video based training
  2. eBooks: Kinn's Medical Administrative Assistant
  3. eBook: Kinn's Clinical Medical Assistant Textbook
  4. eBook: Phlebotomy Worktext and Procedures Manual
  5. eBook: Electrocardiography for the Healthcare Professional
  6. Competency assessments
  7. National Certification exam fee

Student Services

  1. Dedicated Student Success Advisors
  2. Tailored support based on performance & behavior
  3. Exam preparation process
  4. 1 yr. post-program access to Career Center & Career Coaches

Clinical Requirements

  1. 10 live EKGs, which must be completed within 180 days of passing the CET exam
  2. 30 venipunctures on a live person, which must be completed within 180 days of passing the CPT exam.
  3. 10 capillary sticks on a live person, which must be completed within 180 days of passing the CPT exam.
Required Courses
PS 1011

Professionalism in Allied Health

32 hours
Length
2 Weeks
Duration

This course will benefit anyone considering a career in allied health, as well as those already working in the field. Allied Health Professionals must be committed to the key attributes of professionalism and strive to reflect this within the delivery of patient-centered safe and effective care. “Professionalism” is a broad term that reflects many different skills and abilities. For an individual to exhibit professionalism, he/she must be armed with specific skills and abilities that do not always show up within certification requirements, or even within a career training curriculum. Soft skills are hard to measure and are typically less well-defined than hard skills. However, soft skills are what set many job candidates apart. Professionalism is not just what one knows, it is how one does their job, how one behaves and how one comes across as they interact with others.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with soft skills training that will provide the tools needed to demonstrate a higher level of professionalism on the job. Key components of the course focus on patient interaction, proper office behavior, medical ethics, diversity and cultural bias, emotional strength, professional appearance and communication. The course maintains a focus on the key attributes that are true markers of professionalism.

This course was created with input from healthcare professionals working in the field, healthcare employers that hire our graduates, professional educators and even former MedCerts students. The end result is a collection of modules that touch on the soft skills that are TRULY important in the real world of allied healthcare. In this course, students are engaged through scenario-based learning that allows for real interaction with virtual co-workers and patients. Additionally, game-based activities keep students engaged and entertained throughout their learning journey.

    • Gain an understanding of the expectations of an allied healthcare professional in the workplace
    • Develop and exercise emotional intelligence, self-management and interpersonal skills
    • Build and improve internal and external communication skills with all exchanges
    • Enhance the patient care experience with successful interactions and patient satisfaction
    • Maintain solution-oriented conversations, manage conflict and build self-confidence
HI 1014

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology

96 hours
Length
6 Weeks
Duration

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the language of medicine, through the study of prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviation, and pronunciation of words. The curriculum also includes an overview of anatomy and physiology in order to increase the understanding of medical vocabulary. Students will examine the organization of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, hematic, lymphatic and immune, and cardiovascular systems in the human body. They will become familiar with the medical terms that relate to the respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and excretory systems. Students will also examine terms related to the sensory organs, with a concentration on the organs for hearing, sight, and smell. This course will prepare students to better understand spoken and written interactions in all medical environments.

    • Recognize the structure and function of the 11 body systems and their organs
    • Understand the medical language that is used to describe those systems
    • Analyze and understand medical terms by breaking down their word components
    • Appreciate the major diseases and conditions related to the human body
    • Apply your knowledge within the healthcare setting
HI 1011

Medical Office Procedures and Administration

96 hours
Length
6 Weeks
Duration

This course will introduce the student to the Health care industry, its environment along with the day to day skill set and knowledge required to fulfill a position as a Medical Administrative Assistant. Modules include Professional Behavior, Communication, Law and Ethics, Law and Medicine, Daily Operations, Telephone Techniques, Appointment Scheduling, Correspondence, Computers, HIPPA Regulations, Records Management, Information Management, Basics of Coding, Health Insurance Basics, Professional Fees, Accounting and Bookkeeping, Banking and Financial Management, Practice Management, Marketing and Customer Service. 

    • Follow HIPAA & HITECH Compliance Laws
    • Understand the different kinds of insurances and plans
    • Perform Medical Front Office Procedures
    • Schedule Patients
    • Provide Patient Education
HI 6010

Clinical Medical Assisting

224 hours
Length
14 Weeks
Duration

Clinical Medical Assisting is a comprehensive course with insight and focus on patient care in the healthcare facility, providing foundational knowledge required of an allied healthcare professional. Video-based lessons include fundamentals of clinical medical assisting with emphasis on infection control, vital signs, the clinical laboratory, general and specialty physical examinations, urinalysis, microbiology, immunology, nutrition, cardiopulmonary diagnostic testing, pharmacology, medication administration, phlebotomy, hematology, surgical procedure assisting and emergency preparedness. Topics related to diversity, patient interaction, documentation and communication will be addressed. Throughout each lesson, the role of the clinical medical assistant will be presented and explained as applicable to patient education and legal & ethical issues.

In this course, students are exposed to a variety of eLearning elements that allow for hands-on interaction with the screen for an engaging education. Clinical simulations will provide the student opportunities to practice key clinical skills performed in a medical facility. In addition to video-based instruction and simulation, a variety of other learning methods are utilized for engagement, entertainment and inspiration throughout training.

    • Understand basic human anatomy and utilize medical terminology and responsible communication in the healthcare facility
    • Comply with HIPAA/HITECH, OSHA, CMS and other healthcare regulations and laws as they apply to patient information
    • Comprehend the use of Diagnosis and Procedure codes and employ Electronic Health Records and related Practice Management
    • Recognize the importance of infection control and environmental safety in general, specialty and surgical practices
    • Gain an understanding of the laboratory, specimen collection techniques, cardiopulmonary testing, pharmacology and medication administration
HI 6011

Phlebotomy

64 hours
Length
4 Weeks
Duration

Phlebotomy is a comprehensive course with insight and focus on specimen collection for diagnostic testing in the healthcare facility, providing foundational knowledge required of an allied healthcare professional. Video-based lessons include fundamentals of phlebotomy with emphasis on infection control, safety, communication skills, patient care and preparation, venipuncture equipment and supplies, specimen collection, handling, transport and processing.

In this course, students are exposed to a variety of eLearning elements that allow for hands-on interaction with the screen for an engaging education. Simulations will provide the student opportunities to practice key phlebotomy skills performed in a medical facility. In addition to video-based instruction and simulation, a variety of other learning methods are utilized for engagement, entertainment and inspiration throughout training.

    • Recognize the importance of infection control and safety compliance with diagnostic testing
    • Understand the responsibilities of teamwork and communication skills in the healthcare setting
    • Appreciate the role of the Phlebotomy Technician in patient care, preparation and venipuncture
    • Identify proper organization and utilization of specimen collection equipment and supplies
    • Gain an understanding of blood and non-blood collections, handling, transport and processing
HI 6012

Electrocardiography

64 hours
Length
4 Weeks
Duration

Electrocardiography is a comprehensive course with insight and focus on diagnostic cardiac testing in the healthcare facility, providing foundational knowledge required of an allied healthcare professional. Video-based lessons include the fundamentals of electrocardiogram performance, Holter monitor application and assistance with stress testing. An emphasis is placed on cardiac arrhythmias. Patient care, preparation and monitoring are addressed along with standard precautions and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). 

In this course, students are exposed to a variety of eLearning elements that allow for hands-on interaction with the screen for an engaging education. Simulations will provide the student opportunities to practice key electrocardiography skills performed in a medical facility. In addition to video-based instruction and simulation, a variety of other learning methods are utilized for engagement, entertainment and inspiration throughout the training.

    • Appreciate the role of electrocardiography in the healthcare setting
    • Understand the responsibilities of patient care and monitoring, safety and compliance
    • Gain an understanding of the use of appropriate electrocardiography equipment and supplies
    • Understand diagnostic cardiac testing to include electrocardiograms, Holter monitors and stress tests
    • Recognize arrhythmias and artifacts with appropriate responses required
Code Course Duration
PS 1011 2 Weeks
HI 1014 6 Weeks
HI 1011 6 Weeks
HI 6010 14 Weeks
HI 6011 4 Weeks
HI 6012 4 Weeks
Total Program Duration 36 Weeks

Clinical Medical Professional

Job Opportunities

Career Potential

Laboratory Assistant

$26,000 – $49,000
Estimated Salary

Clinical Medical Assistant

$24,000 – $46,000
Estimated Salary
Career Potential

Medical Technologist

$36,000 – $64,000
Estimated Salary

Disclaimers

  1. This program is NOT available to students who plan to work in the following states: GA, WA. Students in the state of California ARE eligible for this program, however, they will need additional qualifications to obtain the CPT certification.
  2. While MedCerts training and related target certifications may be accepted and/or approved by your state of residency, employers reserve the right to dictate prerequisite education, experience, or certification/licensure requirements for their positions. We strongly advise students to research target job posts from area employers and relevant state requirements, barriers, or restrictions prior to enrollment to ensure eligibility upon graduation.