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Hybrid Certified Medical Assistant (CCMA) Program

The CVCC Workforce Development Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Program prepares graduates to sit for the NHA Medical Assistant Certification Exam and to work typically in medical offices, clinics, urgent care centers, and may work in general medicine or specialty practices. The program is designed to prepare students to be professional Medical Assistants, as multi-skilled allied health care professionals that specialize in procedures commonly performed in the ambulatory health care settings. Students will learn to perform both clinical and administrative duties and assist a variety of providers including physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.


This class will cover theory, in-class practice, and Basic Life Support American Heart Association CPR training. Students will practice skills in the classroom and during clinical rotations for real-worldexperiences and while earning relevant experience to begin a rewarding career.


Students will be exposed to a multitude of medical and administrative tasks to include:


  • Checking patients in and out upon arrival and departure.
  • Answering phone calls and questions.
  • Assisting providers with exams and procedures.
  • Administering injections or medications.
  • Working in the electronic health record (EHR).
  • Performing EKG, phlebotomy, and laboratory procedures.
  • Taking patient vital signs.

The American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) class will train students to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, and provide early use of an AED. This class is specifically designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills.

The course will cover the essentials of career readiness with SkillsUSA Career Essentials classes (personal, workplace, technical, leadership, and communication skills) in partnership with Adult Education of Central Virginia. Students will explore career paths, refine resumes, and prepare for career interviews.

Students are required to obtain 120 hours at assigned clinical sites. An exam review and NHA exam will occur following clinical rotations.

12 Hours Medical Terminology

50 Hours Career Essentials *In-Person & Self-Study

108 Hours of CCMA Classroom Instruction

4 Hours of AHA Basic Life Support

120 Hours at a Clinical Site

  • Credentials:
    • Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CCMA)
    • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
    • Skills USA Career Essentials Credential
  • Accrediting Agency:
    • National Healthcareer Association (NHA)

Costs & Financial Aid:

  • $3,267.00 *Course materials and exam fees are included in tuition.
  • Candidate is responsible for:
    • Nine drug screen – approximately up to $65 (application requirement)
    • Criminal background check – up to $20 (application requirement)
    • Required clinical immunizations (TB Skin Test up to $26, Flu Immunization up to $35, and Titers – no cost for CVCC students)
    • Scrubs and closed-toed shoes.
    • Centra Student Policy (Centra) Covid Vaccine Mandate: All Centra employees, students, and preceptors are required to be fully vaccinated by November 1, 2021. Additional guidance regarding timeline, proof of prior vaccination, and exemptions is available upon request and/or upon beginning the application process into a collaborative CVCC and Centra Program.
  • Funding Breakdown (eligibility dependent):
    • FF WCG: $1089.00
    • FF WCG/Tobacco Commission: $544.50
    • FF WCG/FANTIC: $0
    • FF WCG/G3: $0
    • VA Ready – $1,000 Credential Award for VA Ready Scholars
    • Re-Employing Virginians (REV): Up to $1,500 & $3,000
    • Other (Community Partners – WIOA, DSS & others): TBD


  • Semester: Winter/Spring 2022 Evening Course
  • Application Deadline: Monday, November 15, 2021
  • Payment Deadline: Monday, December 6, 2021
  • Class Dates: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 – Thursday, October 27, 2022
    • AHA Basic Life Support (BLS): Tuesday, December 7, 2021 (6 pm – 10 pm) OR Thursday, December 9, 2021 (6 pm – 10 pm) (In Person On-Campus)
    • Career Essentials: December 9, 2021 – February 10, 2022 (6 pm – 10 pm) Thursdays (In Person On-Campus Classes)
    • Medical Terminology: January 11, 2022 (6 pm – 10 pm) Tuesdays (Virtual Classes)
    • CCMA Lecture/Lab: February 15, 2022 – June 9, 2022 (6 pm – 10 pm) (Hybrid – In Person On-Campus and Virtual Classes)
    • CCMA Clinical Dates: June 13, 2022 – September 16, 2022 (Clinical Locations)
    • CCMA Practice Exam: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 (6 pm – 10 pm) (In Person On-Campus)
    • CCMA Exam Review: Thursday, September 22, 2022 (6 pm – 10 pm) (In Person On-Campus):
    • CCMA Exam: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 (6 pm – 10 pm) (In Person On-Campus)
  • Virtual online and in-person classrooms, laboratories, and clinical sites at Centra and Johnson Health Center sites and CVCC’s main campus.


  • PRIOR to APPLYING: Create your Workforce Profile at augusoft.net, Workforce Enterprise System (WES) and proceed with course application steps.
  • APPLY at: augusoft.net
  • APPLICATION PROCESS: Complete the following application process by application deadline:
    • Submit the following documents directly to workforce@centralvirginia.edu.
    • Resume or Job History
    • 1 page Letter of Interest explaining (1) why you would be a good candidate for this program & (2) how you hope to use an industry credential in your career.
    • copy of High School Diploma or Equivalent
    • Schedule TABE Testing at CVCC.augusoft.net or send copies of TABE scores to workforce@centralvirginia.edu. (Candidate must have tested within the past 24 months. Minimum scores of 536 and a corresponding NRS Level of 4 or higher are required in Reading and Math on the TABE 11/12 Assessment).
  • Complete Drug/Nicotine Screening: All applicants will be required to have a nine-drug screen.

The nine-drug screen results must be included with your application materials. The drug screening results must be emailed to workforce@centralvirginia.edu directly from Blue Ridge Scientific or HealthWorks.

Local providers include:

Option A:

Blue Ridge Scientific
102 Archway Court, Lynchburg, VA 24502
Phone: (877)784-9305

Appointments are not needed. Walk-ins are accepted any time between 9:00 – 5:00, Monday – Friday. (Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day)

Students are responsible for approximate fee of $60.00 (cash) or $62.50 (credit/debit card).

Option B: 

HealthWorks, Centra Lynchburg Medical Center Building
125 Nationwide Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24502 (upper level)
Phone: (434)200-6934

Students are responsible for the approximate fee of $60.00 (Urine Drug Screen panel approximate fee of $45.00)

Criminal Background Check: All applicants will be required to submit a Criminal Background Check with the Virginia State Police via a CVCC Workforce Development Representative. The Criminal History Background Check results must be received by the Office of Workforce Development prior to an official acceptance into the program can be finalized.  Forms can be completed by Workforce Development Staff on a TABE Testing Date or by contacting the office at (434) 832-7607 or workforce@centralvirginia.edu.  The applicant is responsible for the $20.00 charge which is payable to the Virginia State Police by Money Order only.  Please bring a State issued ID or a State issued driver’s license.

Class Dates:

*Course Offerings, dates and times, locations, and funding resources are subject to change without notice.

Class Dates:


  • December 7 or 14 (BLS)
  • December 9, 16 (Career Essentials)
  • January 6, 13, 20, 27 (Career Essentials)
  • February 3, 10 (Career Essentials)
  • January 11, 18, 25, February 1 (Medical Terminology)
  • February 15, 17, 22, 24 (CCMA)
  • March 7 – 11 Spring Break (No Class) (CCMA)
  • March 1, 3, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31 (CCMA)
  • April 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 (CCMA)
  • May 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31 (CCMA)
  • June 2
  • June 7, 9 (Makeup Days)
  • June 13 – September 16 (14 weeks for Clinical Rotations/8.6 hours weekly/120 total clinical hours) (CCMA) *Allowed extra time for night class & working students (or other day commitments).
  • September 20 – Practice Exam
  • September 22 – Exam Review
  • September 27 – Exam
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