Danville Community College (DCC) in partnership with the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC), is proud to announce the launch of its Certified Clinical Medical Assistant training program in South Boston. This initiative aims to equip aspiring healthcare professionals with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in ambulatory healthcare settings.

“DCC is proud to bring this exciting opportunity to Halifax County,” said Chad Younger, Director of Workforce Services. “Our continued partnership with the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, specifically the launch of new training opportunities, highlights the priority both organizations place on directly impacting students, community members, and local industry.”

The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant course is designed to prepare students for professional roles in medical offices, clinics, and urgent care centers. Throughout the program, participants will engage in 240 hours of comprehensive classroom instruction, covering both theoretical concepts and practical applications.

“We are excited to be able to offer the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant program in partnership with Danville Community College here at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center,” said Kimberly Throckmorton, SVHEC Manager of the Center of Nursing Excellence. “This high demand healthcare training is an exciting new program that is vitally important to our healthcare communities. We are continually grateful for Danville Community College’s support and partnership in helping bring in-demand training and sharing in our vision to address workforce needs.” 

Students enrolled in the program will undergo rigorous training in various medical and administrative tasks, including but not limited to:

  • Answering phone calls and addressing inquiries
  • Assisting healthcare providers during examinations and procedures
  • Administering injections and medications
  • Conducting patient check-ins and check-outs
  • Performing EKG, phlebotomy, and laboratory procedures
  • Recording and managing electronic health records (EHR)
  • Monitoring patient vital signs

Upon successful completion of the classroom curriculum, students will be eligible to sit for the National HealthCareers Association (NHA) certification exam. Those who pass the exam will earn the Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CCMA) credential, enhancing their credibility and employability in the healthcare industry.

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant courses will begin on Monday, March 4, 2024, and will run until Wednesday, August 14, 2024. Classes will be held every Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, with additional sessions on Friday, July 26, 2024, and Friday, August 2, 2024, totaling 240 instructional hours. All courses will take place at SVHEC.

The total tuition cost for the program is $3,267; however, many students attend courses at a reduced cost or no cost, thanks to a variety of financial aid programs and scholarships. Virginia residents will automatically have their tuition reduced by 2/3 through the FastForward program, bringing the total to $1,089, further promoting accessibility and affordability.

For inquiries and application submissions, please contact Lakisha Crews at 434-797-8537 or Angela Crews at (434) 572-5452.

 For more information about Danville Community College and its offerings, visit www.danville.edu.