UCI’s online Clinical Medical Assistant program offers students the convenience of online courses combined with hands-on instruction during clinical days at the UCI campus.

This ideal blend of online medical assisting classes combined with campus lab experiences directed by qualified instructors increases the UCI students’ comfort level in learning phlebotomy, EKGs, and medical lab tests.

UCI’s educational experience reflects our students’ academic goals, including starting a healthcare career in two years or less.

Our online medical assisting students receive classroom instruction, student services, clinical days, externships, and career services through our integrated career training program.

UCI Online medical assisting students prepare for a National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification exam as part of the curriculum. The certification exam our students are qualified to sit for is the:

  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)*

*Certification is contingent upon passing this industry certification exam. Required/Included in Tuition/Fees.

“The classroom settings are so comfortable, and the instructors really do so much to make sure their students understand the information.” – Courtney Smith, United Student

Stay Home And Go To School

UCI Online brings the knowledge and training you need for a new career to your home. UCI understands that many students have to balance family, work, and school to achieve their goals. Student services are emphasized at UCI Online and include:

  • Convenience
  • Mobile Access To Classes
  • Interactive Labs
  • Externships
  • Career Services
  • Grants*
  • Financial Aid**

Start your future today by calling 866-UCIONLINE or requesting information.

*For those who qualify. See catalog for detailed eligibility requirements.
**For those who qualify.

Clinical Days for Hands-On Training

The healthcare industry provides numerous opportunities at hospitals, doctor’s offices, and clinics for multi-skilled practitioners. UCI’s online medical assistant students benefit from campus-based clinical days, which increase their comfort level performing the following procedures:

  • Assisting with minor office surgeries
  • Preparing medications
  • Obtaining lab specimens
  • Conducting capillary punctures for glucose testing
  • Performing CLIA waived testing
  • Giving Injections/Phlebotomy
  • Performing Phlebotomy
  • Assisting with EKGs and other heart tests
  • Sterilizing medical equipment
  • Assisting physicians with physical exams
  • Taking patient vital signs
  • Performing visual acuity tests

Take control of your career by calling UCI Online at 866-UCIONLINE or requesting information today.

Medical Assisting Externships and Certifications

The UCI campus clinical days increase the proficiency and confidence of online students in developing important patient care and clinical medical assistant skills.

Earning industry-specific certifications demonstrates to potential employers that you possess the knowledge and abilities needed for various healthcare positions. As an online clinical medical assistant student, you will work towards an associate degree while simultaneously preparing for the following National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification exams.

  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)*
  • Certified EKG/ECG Technician (CET)**
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)**

Be a part of something special and call UCI Online at 866-UCIONLINE, or you can request more information here.

*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Required/ Included in Tuition/Fees.
**Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Optional at own expense.

“Great school! The staff is so hands-on and helpful no matter what time or day it is; they truly care about their student’s success!” – Brooke Williamson, United Student


Areas Our Online Clinical Medical Assistant Program Serves

United is proud to be able to serve students from many surrounding cities and counties in Pennsylvania. Our online Clinical Medical Assistant program draws students from some of these cities and counties:

  • Irwin, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Monroeville, PA
  • Johnstown, PA
  • Altoona, PA
  • New Castle, PA
  • Connellsville, PA
  • Greensburg, PA
  • Jeannette, PA
  • Youngwood, PA
  • Murrysville, PA
  • North Versailles, PA
  • Westmoreland County, PA
  • Allegheny County, PA
  • Uniontown, PA
  • Dunbar, PA
  • Fairchance, PA
  • Point Marion, PA
  • Brownsville, PA
  • Masontown, PA
  • Fayette County, PA

Get Started Today!

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Scholarships are available for many of our programs and vary by location.