Medical Clinical Assistant

SouthwestTech_Icon_HealthProfessionsAre you interested in working in a doctor’s office, clinic, or health care facility? As a Medical Clinical Assistant you will be equipped with the ability to complete health histories, take vital signs, administer medications, perform simple lab tests, EKGs, and document clinical care. Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible to obtain national certification from the National Healthcare Association as a certified Clinical Medical Assistant.


Cost: $3,913.00
Cost includes tuition, books, fees, and supplies. Click here for scholarship and financial aid resources.

Start Dates: There are two defined start dates throughout the academic year. Call 435.586.2899 for more information.Want to enroll? Click here to get started.

Program Length: 960 hours (This program is designed to be completed in 15 academic months.)

Location: Main Campus – Health Professions and Trades Building

Program Outcome:
• Southwest Technical College Certificate of Program Completion

Industry Certification:
Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to obtain national certification with National Healthcareer Association (NHA) in the following:

  •  Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • EKG Technician (CET)
  • Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS)

Utah Job Outlook and Work Requirements:

Employment Resources:

 On-campus Job Placement Services
 Local Employment Opportunities

High School Transfer Agreements (High school classes transferring to Southwest Tech)

SUU Dual Enrollment/Course Equivalency (Southwest Tech courses transferring to SUU)


Completion Rate (2018)


Placement Rate (2018)

“All the course work and hands-on that we did in class has really helped me be comfortable and confident in where I have been working. I love it! I enjoy every day of work.”

Kyra Bracken

Medical Clinical Assistant Graduate

Highlight Videos

Student Highlight – José Jimenez

Student Highlight – Kyra Bracken

Occupational Advisory Committee

Each Southwest Tech Certificate Program has an Occupational Advisory Committee that consists of industry professionals from the regions we serve. These committee members ensure that desirable, relevant, and current practices of each occupation are being taught. This program has committee members from the following organizations:


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