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Medical Assistant Certificate - Basic

CCMA certificate





The Medical/Nursing Assistant Certificate Program, administered through the TVCC Continuing and Workforce Education Department and provides training to individuals who support physicians, medical professionals and medical programs. A medical/nursing assistant works with both direct patient care (back office) and in medical administrative support (front office) positions.

State and national medical industry certifications: Students successfully completing specific credit and/or non-credit courses may participate in Texas and national medical industry certification exams:

  • State of Texas nurse aide certification (CNA)
  • State of Texas medication aide certification (CMA) (Non-credit)
  • Phlebotomy technician – national medical industry certification (CPT)
  • Pharmacy technician - state and national medical industry certification
  • American Heart Association cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) – automated external defibrillator (AED) certification
  • Certified clinical medical assistant - national medical industry certification (CCMA)


Program entrance requirements (See individual course syllabi) – Students must:

  1. Meet essential standards for visual acuity, auditory perception with corrective devices, appropriate physical ability and stamina including manual dexterity of gross motor and fine motor skills and coordination needed for training/employment

when participating in clinical courses,

  1. Provide current immunization documentation prior to participating in clinical activities,
  2. Provide current negative TB test,
  3. Provide an acceptable criminal history background check (no felony convictions).
  4. Submit to periodic random drug tests.  (Course syllabi contain specific information and requirements.)



NOTE: Criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from obtaining or maintaining medial/nursing assistant certifications and/or employment opportunities.

  • Prior to determining employability, facilities and agencies must check an applicant's criminal history, Nurse Aide Registry status and Employee Misconduct Registry status.
  • NATCEPs are required to check both the Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR) and the Nurse Aide Registry (NAR) and to conduct a criminal history background check for all applicants. Applicants found to be listed on the Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR), or who are listed on the Nurse Aide Registry (NAR) in "revoked" status, or who have a criminal history that would bar employment in a HHS-licensed facility or agency are prohibited from enrolling in a nurse aide training program.


This program is NOT designed to transfer.



  First Semester    

MDCA 1321

Administrative Procedures


MDCA 1409

A&P for Medical Assistants


MDCA 1305

Essent. Medical Law/Ethics HP


MDCA 1313

Medical Terminology



Total Semester Hours





Second Semester


MDCA 1348

Pharmacology & Admin of Meds


MDCA 1317

Procedures in a Clinical Setting


MDCA 1352

Medical Assistant Lab Procedures


MDCA 1254

Medical Assist Exam Review



Total Semester Hours



Total hours…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..24




Course substitutions must be approved by TVCC administration prior to registering.


Upon completion of Basic CCMA certificate, students are eligible and prepared to sit for the National Healthcare Association’s (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).


Students who complete the Basic CCMA certificate are encouraged to enroll in and complete the following TVCC courses to satisfy the requirements for the Advanced Medical Nursing Assistant Certificate:

  • TECM 1303 Technical Calculations
  • PLAB 1323 Phlebotomy
  • MDCA 1360 Clinical/Medical Assistant
  • NURA 1160 Nurse Aide Clinical
  • PLAB 1191 Special Topics in Phlebotomy


Posted Date:
5/29/2018 8:52:49 AM