Clinical Medical Assistant

  • Medical Assistant Student

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION
    for all health occupation classes:


    You are required to register in-personand present a copy of your High School Diploma, High School Equivalency or translated copy of your foreign diploma.

    All Health Occupation Classes receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of each course.


    • Students will be required to take an entrance exam for these courses. Depending on results of the exam, students may be denied access until completion of prerequisite courses. There is a $25 exam fee.
    • Students must be able to observe all aspects of patient care through use of vision, hearing, touch and smell. These duties include, but are not limited to, monitoring patient’s vital signs; recording information; palpation of pulse; distinguishing color, shape and odor; understanding patient requests and assisting and understanding other medical professionals.
    • For Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), New York State requires that the student has NO prior conviction of a misdemeanor or felony in any state or country. A misdemeanor or felony conviction will disqualify a student from taking the New York Certification Exam.
    • Physicals are required for Phlebotomy Technician, Certified Nurse Assistant and Clinical Medical Assistant.

  • Through extensive hands-on instruction, students will prepare for employment in medical offices, hospitals, labs and other allied health related facilities. This course will cover front office skills, personal and professional skills, medical skills, and computer skills. Patient communication and the role and ethical responsibilities of Medical Assistants will be covered and is necessary to achieve certification. Topics include infection control, safety, medical emergencies, human anatomy, medical terminology, assisting with the physical exam, measuring vital signs, electrocardiography (EKG), hematology, phlebotomy, routine lab tests, and how to set up trays and sterilize instruments. This course includes live venipuncture and capillary puncture in class. A 80-hour clinical internship rotation will be provided and supervised in local hospitals, medical offices and clinics to fulfill healthcare industry experience requirements. At the end of this course, students will be able to sit for the EKG, Phlebotomy and Medical Assistant Certification Exams, for an additional cost payable to CHP.


    Prerequisites: Basic computer skills and successful score on Reading and Math Competency Test. The minimum tested reading level necessary to enroll is 8.0 (8th Grade), and a U.S. or Foreign High School Diploma or equivalent is required. Tuition includes the cost of textbook and CPR certification. Additional costs for uniform and a physical exam is required. An interest free finance plan is available to all students upon enrollment.

  • Become CHP Certified!

    Students who successfully complete Electrocardiograph Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Medical Assistant or Medical Billing & Coding, are eligible to take the Certified Health Professionals (CHP) Certification exams at Barry Tech. There is an additional fee payable to CHP at time of testing.

Career Technical Education

  • Adult Education Career and Technical Education

    Michele Cohen, Principal
    mcohen1@nasboces.org
    516-622-6870

    Evening Program Office:
    adultreg@nasboces.org
    516-622-6950

    If you are a Nassau BOCES employee, retiree or alumni of Barry Tech ask about a discount for our programs.