• Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

  • The high demand for Medical Assistants is projected to grow 23% through 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

  • Become nationally certified as a Clinical Medical Assistant, helping physicians with procedures such as taking vital signs, preparing patients for medical procedures, and performing phlebotomy (blood drawing) and electrocardiography (EKG).

    In order to take the national certification exam for Clinical Medical Assistant, you must successfully pass all five courses in this program. Take the courses in any order, or take them individually. LaGuardia’s CCMA program has had a 100% pass rate for students taking the national CCMA certification exams (National Health Career Association: EKG Technician, Phlebotomist, and CCMA) for the past four years.


  • Become a certified phlebotomist. Learn about the anatomy and physiology of the venous system as well as phlebotomy practices. Develop your skills in a variety of blood collection techniques while employing universal precautions: vacuum collection, dermal punctures, and using syringes and butterfly needles. A minimum of 35 live blood draws are required during the practical skills labs. Successful completion of this course allows you to take the national phlebotomy technician certification exam. ND

    Mon, Wed, Fri + 3 Saturdays 11/13/2017 1/26/2018 6:00-10:00 $963 A11HLT002A

    Mon, Wed, Fri + 3 Sundays 11/13/2017 1/26/2018 10:00-2:30 $963 A11HLT002B

    Learn how to save a life using CPR, airway adjuncts and defibrillators and how to rescue victims of a choking emergency. Respond with proper first aid techniques for medical and trauma emergencies. Skills and knowledge will be tested according to American Heart Association (AHA) criteria for Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) certification. You will receive two AHA textbooks as well as two AHA certifications: BLS for Healthcare Providers and Heartsaver First Aid, CPR and AED. ND

    Sun(9:00 am-6:00 pm) & Wed (6:00 pm-10:00 pm) 9/24/2017 9/27/2017 $160 A11CPR001A

    Tues, Wed, & Fri 9/25/2017 9/29/2017 10:00-2:30 $160 A11CPR001B

    Become a certified EKG technician. Explore the anatomy and physiology of the heart, modern EKG techniques, basic EKG interpretation, and new techniques in cardiac monitoring. Discover the relationship between EKG interpretation, disease states, and commonly used medications. You will learn how to prep patients; take vital signs; set up an EKG machine; and perform electrocardiograms. Successful completion allows you to take the national EKG Technician certification exam. ND

    Mon, Wed, Fri + 3 Saturdays 10/2/2017 11/6/2017 6:00-10:00 $785 A11HLT001A

    Mon, Wed, Fri + 3 Sundays 10/2/2017 11/6/2017 10:00-2:30 $785 A11HLT001B

    Learn Clinical Medical Assistant procedures and patient care involving positioning, assessment, history taking, triage, patient education and handling of special patient situations. Become familiar with office basics such as billing and coding, scheduling, filing and office reception. Successful completion of this course as well as the other four courses in this series allows you to take the national Clinical Medical Assistant certification exam. ND

    Mon, Wed, Fri + 1 Saturday 7/17/2017 8/11/2017 6:00-10:00 $554 A11HLT004A

    Mon, Wed, Fri + 1 Sunday 7/17/2017 8/11/2017 10:00-2:30 $554 A11HLT004B

    Develop a basic "working" knowledge of the language of healthcare to serve as a basis for your individual career growth by using an applied approach. Learn basic medical terms and how they are used in documenting and reporting patient care procedures. ND

    Mon, Wed, Fri 9/1/2017 9/22/2017 6:00-10:00 $305 A11HLT003A

    Mon, Wed, Fri 9/1/2017 9/22/2017 10:00-2:30 $305 A11HLT003B


    U.S. high school diploma or equivalency or passing of an English reading test (visit us in Room C-339 to schedule the English reading test).

    Exemption from any course in this sequence requires evidence of previous course completion at another school and passing of a competency exam; passing of a skills competency exam is also required for EKG or Phlebotomy. No exemptions are offered for CPR.
    $99 fee per competency exam

    A Certified Clinical Medical Assistant can work as a Phlebotomist or Medical Assistant, earning $15-$35/hour. With additional training, you can also work as a Patient Care Technician or Patient Care Associate.
    There is a high demand for Medical Assistants at private physician offices, clinics, hospitals, ambulatory care centers, community health centers and medical homes.
  • Contact Us

    Contact Us

    Pre-Hospital Care Programs

    (718) 482-5768

    In person
    29-10 Thomson Avenue, Room C339
    Long Island City, NY 11101

    Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Apply Now

    Apply Now

    Before registering, apply to the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Program

    Complete the registration form.

    Attach your payment and copy of your high school diploma or equivalency.

    Bring to:
    M-Building, Room M143
    31-10 Thomson Avenue
    Long Island City, NY 11101

    Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Friday & Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.



    Ways to Register


    By phone
    (718) 482-7244
    with payment by MasterCard/Visa/Discover/ American Express.

    In person
    M-Building, 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Room M143, Long Island City, NY 11101

    Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Fridays 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Cash payments must be made at the Bursar's Office
    (C-Building, Room C110)
    Monday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Wednesday and Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.