Train to Become a Clinical Medical Assistant at Blue Cliff

Succeeding in Clinical Medical Assisting takes a special person with quality training. If you love taking care of others, are honest, and are a good communicator. Blue Cliff College’s Medical Assistant classes provide you with the technical skills and knowledge & training to move forward as a Clinical Medical Assistant.

What does a Clinical Medical Assistant do?

Clinical Medical Assistants are a key element to healthcare services and the quality of care given to each patient. Medical Assistants are an important asset to physicians and on the front lines when it comes to patient care. Due to the ever growing elderly population, the increase in preventative medical services are also on the rise. Because of this demand, there is a need for more Clinical Medical Assistants to perform administrative and clinical duties so that doctors can see more patients.

Would I Succeed as a Medical Assistant?

If helping others is a passion of yours, Blue Cliff College’s Medical Assistant program can help give you the tools and knowledge needed to succeed as a Clinical Medical Assistant. With the help of our faculty and fully equipped medical labs, clinical medical assisting students at Blue Cliff will practice critical job skills.

What will I learn in Medical Assistant Classes?

As part of their Medical Assistant training, students will enroll in medical assistant classes to learn to perform such tasks as taking vital signs, preparing patients, taking basic laboratory tests, and drawing blood. Clinical Medical Assisting students will also gain proficient experience with administrative duties ranging from scheduling appointments to handling billing and insurance.

After completion of the 53 quarter credit hour program graduates of Blue Cliff College’s Clinical Medical Assistant Program will obtain the necessary skills to gain entry-level employment in places like physician’s offices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and other healthcare facilities.

What is the Job Outlook for Medical Assistants?

In 2014 there were about 591,000 employed Medical Assistants. That number is expected to grow 23% nationally by 2024. In Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana, where Medical Assistant classes are available at Blue Cliff College, the approximate Clinical Medical Assistant job growth is expected to be:

  • Arkansas 27%+
  • Mississippi 15%+
  • Louisiana 16%*

How often do Clinical Medical Assistant Classes Start?

Medical Assisting Classes at Blue Cliff College begin every 6 weeks, so you don’t have to wait long to get started. With the completion of medical assistant classes and the Clinical Medical Assistant program our graduates will have proficient education in:

  • Anatomy, physiology and pathology of body systems
  • Patient care and communication
  • Clinical techniques
  • Examining room procedures
  • Medical lab procedures
  • Medical terminology
  • Pharmacology
  • Administrative Procedures

If you have questions about the Clinical Medical Assisting Program or Medical Assistant Classes at Blue Cliff College, please Contact Us so we can give you all of the information you need.

If you are ready to get started on your path to a career as a clinical medical assistant, Blue Cliff College’s Medical Assistant classes can help you get started on your path to becoming a Medical Assistant. Enroll now!

Campuses in Louisiana, Arkansas & Mississippi with Medical Assistant Programs

Clinical Medical Assisting Programs are available at the following Blue Cliff College campus locations:


More about Careers as a Medical Assistant

For more information about a career as a Clinical Medical Assistant, please visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET website. The Standard Occupational Code (SOC) for the career 31-9092.00 and the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code for this program is 51.0801.

Licensing Information and Accreditation

Blue Cliff College maintains current certification and accreditation so you know you’re learning skills that are valued in your field. We are:

  • Licensed by Mississippi Commission on Proprietary School and College Registration, License No. C–110
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)

The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the US Department of Education.

Blue Cliff College Admission Requirements

Before you attend courses in the Clinical Medical Assisting Diploma Program, you’ll need to:

  1. Review and sign the “Guidelines for Practicing Injections [R3]” provided during the admissions process.
  2. Provide verification to Blue Cliff College of your hepatitis vaccination prior to the completion of MED105 Medical Techniques and Procedures. (The cost of this vaccination is included in your tuition.)

What Does the Clinical Medical Assistant Diploma Program Cost?

At Blue Cliff College, we’re committed to providing quality Clinical Medical Assistant training while also preparing you to start your career as a medical assistant as soon as possible.

Image of a Clock Program Length: 9 Months (Day Classes)

15 Months (Night Classes)

Image of a Diploma Tuition (Based on program length above)*: $14,031
Image of a Book Supplies and fees**: $1,850
Estimated Total: $15,881

Next Class Start:

  • October 3, 2019

Financial Aid is available for those that qualify.

* For a list of books associated with the Clinical Medical Assisting Training program, ISBN, and price click here.

** Medical Assisting Students receive a kit that includes a stethoscope, a uniform, and other items. Additional necessary supplies may be listed in course syllabi.