SPC Plainview Center to offer Clinical Medical Assistant training

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PLAINVIEW, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — The following is a press release from South Plains College:

South Plains College Plainview Center will offer a Clinical Medical Assistant course to train individuals to work in the healthcare environment. The course will begin Jan. 25  through July 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday at the SPC Plainview Center, 1920 W. 24th St. Clinicals are slated for Saturdays from Jan. 25 through July 16 with the time TBD at Covenant. The tuition costs $1,230.

Students will train to perform administrative and clinical duties under the direction of a healthcare manager or physician. Administrative duties include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical history, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood and administering medications as directed by a physician or healthcare manager.

Participating students will complete the 238-hours of classroom and clinical instructions. They can then sit for the NHA Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Examination. CPR Certification is required and will be offered at set times during the CMA training. The CCMA license must be renewed by exam every two years.

To register for the course, students must complete the SPC Continuing Education Application at https://ce.southplainscollege.edu/Ellucian.ERecruting.Web.External/Pages/welcome.aspx

Students must provide proof of immunization for MMR – 2 shot series or TITER; Current negative TB Test (not older than 1 year prior to the first class day;  Hepatitis B Series or TITER (HEP B – only titer needed if student cannot find shot record or is in middle of series); Varicella or proof of chicken pox, flu shot is required for all students enrolled between Oct. 1 and March 31. Students must provide identification with names matching on all documents and not expire before the end of class; a valid driver’s license or ID and a social security card. A criminal background check will be performed for all students. No refunds will be given for criminal background checks. Students must be at least 18 years of age. Students can register at the SPC Plainview Center or SPC Lubbock Center. No one will be allowed to register or pay for this class without all requirements being met.

For more information, Victoria Huffines, director of SPC Plainview Center, at (806) 716-4301 or email vhuffines@southplainscollege.edu.

(Press release from South Plains College)

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