The program prepares the student for the National Healthcareer Association certifications in Phlebotomy and Clinical Medical Assisting. Once students pass the CMA and phlebotomy certifications, they will receive training for certification in I.V. Therapy from Infusion Knowledge. Clinical Medical Assistants perform functions related to the physician's clinical responsibilities in the outpatient/private medical office. Master the basic skill set of a medical assistant by learning methods of preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures and the technical aspects of phlebotomy and the use of the electrocardiograph (EKG) machine. Students gain hands on experience with critical procedures and concepts in phlebotomy, EKG, pharmacology, professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. Includes medical terminology, healthcare etiquette and healthcare customer service to stand apart from others in a competitive job market.