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Medical Programs

Clinical Medical Assisting (CMA)

Eden Area ROP’s lab-based Medical Assisting program prepares students to sit for the clinical portion of the California Clinical Medical Assisting exam and find work as a medical assistant.

Throughout our program, students study:

  • Human anatomy/physiology
  • Medical terminology
  • Pharmacology
  • Minor surgery methods
  • Medical records
  • Clinical skills (collecting and recording vital signs, preparing and giving injections and capillary puncture, EKGs, etc.)
  • Medical asepsis and infection control
  • Career prep and nutrition

Upon successful completion of our medical assisting program, students will also be certified CPR, AED, and First Aid responders.

Eligibility Requirements

This seven-month program is open to adults over the age of 18 with a current physical and evidence of up-to-date TB, rubella, and hepatitis vaccines. All students must complete their application process and attend a mandatory orientation prior to enrolling in class.

For additional medical assisting class requirements, please see the CMA Class Orientation information.