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Join the high-growth field of health care as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) with training from Anne Arundel Community College.

Our experienced and credentialed professional faculty will prepare you for a rewarding career working with patients in a clinical health care setting in areas such as physicians’ offices, managed care organizations, outpatient care and certain functions within a hospital. Once you successfully complete the CCMA program, you are eligible to sit for certification examinations given by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) to become a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).

Learn more about upcoming information sessions.


What courses will I take?

The program consists of five courses:

CMA-300 Medical Assisting 1

CMA-301 Medical Assisting 2

CMA-302 Medical Assisting 3

CMA-303 Medical Assisting Externship

OPA-354 Workforce Success Skills


What credentials can I earn?

Upon successful completion of the program, students are prepared to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) exam to earn the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant credential.

Students successfully completing CMA-300, CMA-301, CMA-302 and CMA-303 clinical courses, including all clinical psychomotor and affective competencies and providing proof of a current and active National Healthcare Association Medical Assistant Certification (CCMA) can apply and receive credit for the MDA-140 Clinical Medical Assisting 1 and MDA-142 Clinical Medical Assisting 2 credit courses.


What will it cost?

The program costs $3,199 which includes tuition, fees and NHA exam costs for Anne Arundel County residents.

AACC is offering students in select programs the opportunity to enroll without the financial burden of paying for college. Students who are eligible for the scholarship may attend AACC with all mandatory tuition and fees paid through scholarships.

The Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CCMA) program is fully supported by the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) I and II Funds of the U.S. Department of Education. It is part of a financial assistance award totaling $364,000 for direct student aid for the fall 2021 term.

Attend an information session to learn more.


What are the requirements?

Applicants must be 18 or older with a high school diploma or GED.

This program requires students to participate in a 100-hour, nonpaid externship in a medical practice. Practicums are 25 hours a week for four weeks and are only available Monday through Friday. Required documentation must be submitted to the program coordinator and approved prior to practicum placement. Costs associated with obtaining documentation are at the student's expense. Documentation includes:

  • A medical examination stating student is capable of performing the duties of a medical assistant
  • Proof of immunizations, TB test and/or chest x-ray, hepatitis immunization or signed waiver, flu shot, and current Tetanus immunization
  • CPR for Health Care Providers
  • Criminal background check and drug screen

Additional costs for students:

  • Scrubs
  • Close toed white nurse shoes

How to Enroll

Interested students must attend a mandatory information session.