Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

Morning & Evening Schedules
NHA-Sponsored Program

In this certificate program, students learn how to be an effective entry-level medical assistant who can work in a variety of environments. Pinnacle Institute provides hands-on training, plus the communication and administrative skills necessary to work as a medical assistant. You will learn how to assist during a variety of medical care situations, help patients feel comfortable, and perform office management responsibilities.

Tuition includes, medical scrubs, basic life support certification sponsored by Red Cross (CPR, AED and First aid), online module access, OSHA certification, including practice exam and national exam fee.

What is a medical assistant?

The specific duties of a medical assistant may vary, the primary function is to act as a medical liaison between the doctors and patients. As such, well-trained medical assistants are able to work in a large variety of work environments, including:

  • Physicians’ offices
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics & outpatient facilities
  • Nursing homes
  • Diagnostic labs
  • Research and clinical trial centers
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What will I learn?

In the Medical Assistant certificate program at Pinnacle Institute, you will gain a broad set of skills that they can apply to a number of medical office environments. Such as:
  • Examination techniques
  • Surgical procedures
  • Medical office laboratory procedures
  • Medical law
  • Hands-on training
  • Interface with patients
  • Read and record vital signs
  • Collect & prepare laboratory specimens
  • Instruct patients about medications
  • Authorize drug refills draw blood
  • Perform injections
  • Take electrocardiograms (EKG)

Clinical duties may include:

  • Preparing patients for exams
  • Taking patients’ medical histories
  • Answering patient questions about treatments/procedures
  • Assisting physicians/nurses during exams
  • Collecting and preparing lab specimens
  • Performing basic lab tests
  • Facilitating prescription refills
  • Informing patients about medications
  • Removing sutures or changing dressings

Clerical duties may include:

  • Welcoming patients
  • Answering phones
  • Scheduling patient appointments
  • Filing patient records
  • Filling out insurance forms
  • Handling billing
  • Navigating computer systems and applications


This is an 18-week medical assisting course with in-person lecture, hands-on training, and online module, and clinical rotations in medical facilities.

Classes are held on Mondays and Thursdays.
Morning Schedule: 9:30AM -12:30PM
Evening Schedule: 5:30PM – 8:30PM

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