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According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), employment of medical assistants is expected to grow 23 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, which are expected to grow around 7 percent. Having a nationally accredited certification, like the CCMA, can help enhance candidate employability.

The MA EdVantage Program is a partnership between Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) Adult Education and EdVantage Training Solutions provides all the tools needed to pass the NHA Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Exam and receive an CPR BLS Certifiation (AHA), develop your clinical skill set and elevate your career at no cost to the student or employer.



  • Employability Training

  • CCMA Preperation & Clinical Basic Skills

  • CCMA Certification Exam

  • CPR Basic Life Saver (American Heart Association)


  • At least 2 years of experience as a Clinical Medical Assistant OR

  • Have successfully completed a medical assistant training program within the last 5 years

  • Must have a GED or HS Diploma

  • Must be prepared to commit to entirety of program

  • Registration and Screening Process must be completed before admittance to the program

Class Options:

8 hour Saturday (30 min lunch) - 8 weeks

  • 8a - 4:30p/ 30 min lunch

  • 1st Cohort Course Duration: Feb 23, 2019 – April 6, 2019

  • 2nd Cohort Course Duration: April 13, 2019 – June1, 2019

3 hours Tuesday / Thursday evenings – 11 weeks

  • 6:30p-9:30pm

  • 1st Cohort Course Duration: February 26, 2019 - May 9, 2019 | 11 Weeks

10 hour week - Wednesday evenings (3 hours) / Saturday during the day (7 hours) – 6.5 weeks

  • 6:30p – 9:30pm - Wednesday

  • 10am – 5pm (30 min lunch) - Saturday 

  • 1st Cohort Course Duration: Feb 20, 2019 – April 3, 2019

  • 2nd Cohort Course Duration: April 10, 2019 – May 22, 2019


PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited space, please submit your registration to be placed on the waiting list. You will be contacted for additional information.

Name *
Phone *
If you are not currently employed, please type "Not currently employed"
Do you have a MA Diploma from an accredited program? *
How many years of experience do you currently have as a Medical Assistant? *
Which class option do you prefer *
Classes will be held in the evenings and on the weekend to accommodate working employment.
What area of town would you like to attend training? *
Classes options may be limited, however we will do our best to accommodate.
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