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To become a Medical Assisting professional and work in the growing healthcare industry, start your training at Valley College today

10-Month* Professional Medical Clinical Assistant Training Program

Medical Clinical Assistants have a direct impact on the care and wellbeing of others, and also to help keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners running smoothly. As a student in this program, you will learn a broad range of skills necessary to enter the healthcare industry as a Medical Assisting professional.

You will also receive hands-on training during your Clinical Externship in a medical facility, where you will complete various administrative and clinical competencies while using the professionalism skills learned in the classroom.

This program is offered ONLINE/HYBRID for added flexibility!: You can attend lectures CONVENIENTLY online, and clinical labs will take place on-campus for HANDS ON application.

The clinical labs take place at our Beckley, Martinsburg, Cleveland, and Fairlawn locations.

  • Jul 29th to May 15thMedical Clinical Assistant (MCA) Valley College - Martinsburg, WV Campus 287 Aikens Center Martinsburg WV United States 25404 This 10-month* Medical Clinical Assistant program is offered as a "hybrid program" with all theory courses completely online and on-site lab skills training on weekends near the program end, providing a flexible path to gain the knowledge and skills to pursue a fulfilling, hands-on career in the healthcare industry. College

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Become a Skilled Medical Clinical Assistant

The Medical Clinical Assistant training program provides the skills and learning it takes to become a qualified healthcare professional. Graduates of this program are prepared to work in a variety of interesting medical environments including hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, and home health care.

Using a blend of hands-on training, practical experience, and guidance from real healthcare professionals, this program allows you to pursue a rewarding medical position, without spending years in school.

You will learn:

  • Front Office Duties
  • Medical Terminology
  • Computer Applications
  • Basic Medical Office Procedures
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Medical Records Management

Plus, you’ll receive practical instruction in pharmacology and phlebotomy (drawing blood).

Is a Career as a Medical Clinical Assistant Right for You? Take the Valley College “Medical Clinical Assistant Career Training Readiness Quiz”

This fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Medical Clinical Assistant Career Training Readiness Score Now >>

Real-World Experience – Professional Clinical Externship

Medical Assisting is a hands-on job. There’s no better way to learn than by actually working side-by-side with doctors and other medical professionals in a real healthcare setting.

As a student in this program, you have the opportunity to complete a supervised Clinical Externship. Externships are an excellent way to get a feel for your new career, gain real-world job experience and make valuable industry contacts before you graduate.

If I could give one piece of advice to someone considering Valley, it would be "Do it!" Valley College is the place to go. They will make sure you succeed.
Maria M., Valley Graduate

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this program, you may pursue the following positions:

  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Front Office Assistant
  • Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
  • Medical Reception/Receptionist
  • Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Patient Registration/Service Representative

Nationally Recognized Certification

Valley College is an approved testing site for NHA (National Healthcareer Association) certifications.

Building Your Career as a Medical Assisting Professional

In addition to gaining the practical skills required to become a Medical Assisting professional, you’ll also receive career development guidance so you can make the most of your training and feel fully prepared to make the transition from student to working professional.

Is a Rewarding Career in Medical Assisting Right for You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Medical Clinical Administration and exploring whether Valley College is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

For immediate questions, call your nearest Valley College location today.

Beckley: 304-362-6929
Cleveland: 216-453-8201
Martinsburg: 304-451-3172
Fairlawn: 330-997-8900

*Program length when completed in normal time