Certified Clinical Medical Assistant is a selective admissions program.
Graduates of the CCMA program earn a Certificate of Achievement and are eligible to receive certification from the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) in ECG/EKG, Phlebotomy, and Medical Assisting. All courses in the certificate also count as electives toward the AAS Health Science degree at RCSJ Gloucester.
The program is two semesters in length, with the second semester culminating in a 5-week clinical rotation experience. At this time, all CMA courses must be taken in person and it is a daytime, weekday program. Some general education courses do have the ability to be completed online.
Admission to CCMA is competitive; the number of seats per year depends entirely on clinical site availability and faculty availability. Please keep this in mind as you prepare for your application – minimum required grades do not mean automatic acceptance.
Students must be accepted to the program before registering for any (CCMA) courses.
All CCMA applicants will need a completed general application to RCSJ Gloucester, including:
- Official high school completion credentials
Placement test or exemption. View
Submit a Completed Portfolio by the Deadline:
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all information sessions will be through Zoom Webinar. Applicants must attend one information session for the year in which they apply.
Current RCSJ Students
Current RCSJ students who would like to register for courses toward the CCMA program are encouraged to reach out to their academic advisor.
Schedule an Appointment with a Nursing Advisor
NOTE: Students involved with other groups (Educational Opportunity Fund, Student-Athlete, etc.) report to that advisor.
About the CCMA Program
The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant program is designed to educate students through classroom, laboratory and clinical instruction to become medical assistants capable of performing a variety of tasks to maintain efficiency in the health care environment.
Cost of Attending
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Enrolled in the College and the CCMA program
- Complete a criminal history background check and urine drug screen
- Complete the health packet
- Demonstrate proof of health insurance
- Complete the Rowan College Placement Test
3 Certifications in 1
Complete the CCMA program in one semester and get certified in Phlebotomy, EKG and Medical Assistant.
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
The CCMA program will earn students a Professional Development Certificate in CCMA.
Fall 2020 Revised Curriculum Notice
Beginning in fall of 2020, the CCMA program will have a revised curriculum. Students may apply through the selective admission process located on the College web site. The program will be increasing the credits from 16 to 29, and can be completed in two semesters. The program is eligible for Financial Aid for those who qualify.
Additional information about the selective admissions process can be found at
the Selective Admissions site