Make a difference by providing quality care to patients while serving an integral role on a health care team. In this accelerated program taught by an experienced CMA, gain the knowledge you need to pass the national certification exam and build the real-life skills to join this in-demand industry, which is predicted to grow by 31 percent. Enjoy the flexibility of working in a private practice, hospital or clinic. During 170 hours of lecture and hands-on labs, discover how to measure patients’ vital signs, administer medication and injections, maintain medical record keeping and prepare specimens for laboratory testing. Find out how to prepare clients for examinations and treatments. In addition, learn about diagnostic testing, phlebotomy, pharmacology and the cardiac life cycle. Upon successful completion, you can sit for the National Healthcareer Association's Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Examination, which is included in your class tuition.