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Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

Program Length

140 hours, 20 weeks
plus 160 hour externship


Diamond Oaks: Tuesday and Thursday
6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Live Oaks: 
Tuesdays and Thursdays
6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Health Professions Academy:
  Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Program Dates

Diamond Oaks Start Dates:
January 28, 2020

Live Oaks Start Dates:
October 7, 2019
January 28, 2020

Health Professions Academy Start Dates:


Program Campus Location

Diamond Oaks Career Campus
6375 Harrison Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45247

Live Oaks Career Campus
5956 Buckwheat Road
Milford, Ohio 45150

Health Professions Academy at OhioMeansJobs
1916 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45214
Tuition Information

See Detailed Information Flyer under Related Information.

Other Costs

See Detailed Information Flyer under Related Information.

Related Information

CCMA Detailed Information Flyer

CCMA fall 2019 class schedule (at Health Professions Academy location)

CCMA admission packet–for Health Professions Academy location

For current class listings or to register, click here or phone 513.771.8881.

Join the Ever-Growing Health Care Field with this Short-Term Certification Program

Take this 140-hour, 20-week program and learn the duties of the medical assistant, including taking medical histories and recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures, preparing patients for examination, and assisting the physician. Clinical Medical Assistants collect laboratory specimens and perform basic laboratory tests, instruct patients about special diets, prepare and administer medications, draw blood, prepare patients for x-rays, take electrocardiograms, and change dressings. Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. Available at Diamond Oaks, Live Oaks, and the Health Professions Academy.

As part of this program, you are required to participate in a 160-hour clinical externship.

Learn more about a typical career in this field!

* Please note: This program is not eligible for Pell Grant or Stafford Loans (FAFSA). Please click here to view other types of assistance. 

Enrollment Requirements:
  • Attendance at an information session
  • 90% or better class attendance
  • BCI and FBI background check*
  • WorkKeys® testing*
  • Physical exam*
  • Two-step TB test*
  • Immunization record
  • Copy of high school diploma or HSE

Requirements Before Clinical Externship:

  • 3 series Hepatitis B vaccination (before clinicals)*
  • Drug screen (before clinicals)*

*May be additional cost

Ready to Enroll?

  • Attend an information session
  • For WorkKeys® test information, visit the ACT® website.
  • For free WorkKeys practice tests visit the OhioMeansJobs website.


Information Sessions:

Find out if this is the right course for you!  No registration necessary.

Diamond Oaks:
Information Sessions: 6:00 pm
December 11, 2019
January 6, 2020

Live Oaks:
Information Sessions: 6:00 pm
September 19, 2019
December 9, 2019
January 6, 2020

Health Professions Academy:
Information Sessions:  11:00 am
Call 513.961.4220 to register for Health Professions Academy information sessions

Check back for new dates

The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant program is offered at Great Oaks by Condensed Curriculum International (CCI). Since 1993, CCI has supported schools in communities nationwide with educational programs focused on healthcare and other in-demand disciplines.