Clinical Medical Assistant | BRCC, Virginia

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

(Prerequisite for Registered Medical Assistant)

Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities.

Career Info


This course prepares students for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification through National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

About the Program

Learn to perform basic medical office clinical responsibilities. Topics include:

  • Phlebotomy
  • Pharmacology
  • Medication administration
  • Vital signs
  • EKG
  • Workplace behavior and more.

This is also the beginning clinical class in the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification program.

Admission Requirements

  • 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED within 12 months
  • Healthcare Program Application – completed prior to registration
  • Healthcare Physical Form – completed prior to registration
  • Essay Questions Form – completed prior to registration
  • Proof of attendance at BRCC Healthcare Orientation Session
  • Proven competency in computer office applications or successful completion of a basic computer course
  • Please print, complete, and submit this packet prior to registration (Please return forms in person or inquire about secure transmission due to the sensitive information contained on documents.):  Medical Assistant Packet - PDF (requires Acrobat Reader)

Optional 160 Hour Externship

Sign up is the first few weeks of class. Check if optional externship is available prior to completing externship documentation. An externship coordinator will work with you toward the end of class to find an externship placement. There is no additional cost for the externship. NOTE: If you are continuing in the RMA program, the externship is required.

Required Documentation for Optional Externship

Each student must provide, at his/her own expense, the following:

  • Current, Clear Background Check and Drug Screen through Castlebranch
  • Current CPR card (CPR included in course)
  • Malpractice Liability Insurance
  • Completed Health Insurance/Emergency Contact/Declination Form
  • Current Healthcare Physical and Immunization records including COVID and Flu Vaccines and TB Test
  • Please print, complete, and bring to the first class (Please return forms in person or inquire about secure transmission due to the sensitive information contained on documents.):  CCMA Externship Forms Packet - PDF (requires Acrobat Reader)

Required Class

Fundamentals of Medical Assisting

This is the first clinical class in the CCMA and RMA program (Registered Medical Assistant) that trains students to perform basic clinical responsibilities in a medical office. Topics include phlebotomy, pharmacology, medication administration, vital signs, EKG, workplace behavior and more. 

Required Healthcare Orientation - Free

Healthcare Orientation Registration (required)

Orientation must be completed prior to the first day of class.


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