A CCMA Certification or certified clinical medical assistant (CCMA) is a versatile healthcare professional who is engaged in a variety of tasks in a medical office. Certified medical assistants can be found in a number of healthcare settings including nursing homes, medical centers, laboratories and hospitals. These professionals are involved in the clinical and administrative aspects of a hospital or practice.
The Health Science Career Cluster focuses on planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and
This course is designed to provide for the development of advanced knowledge and skills related to a wide variety of health careers. Students will employ hands-on experiences for continued knowledge and skill development. To pursue a career in the health science industry, students should recognize, learn to reason, think critically, make decisions, solve problems, and communicate effectively. Students should recognize that quality health care depends on the ability to work well with others.
The health science industry is comprised of diagnostic, therapeutic, health informatics, support
services, and biotechnology research and development systems that function individually and
collaboratively to provide comprehensive health care. Students should identify the employment
opportunities, technology, and safety requirements of each system. Students are expected to apply
the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a health science career through further education and
Professional integrity in the health science industry is dependent on acceptance of ethical and legal responsibilities. Students are expected to employ their ethical and legal responsibilities, recognize limitations, and understand the implications of their actions. Students are encouraged to participate in extended learning experiences such as career and technical student organizations and other leadership or extracurricular organizations.