Clinical Medical Assistant Credential

clinical medical assistant student

The Clinical Medical Assistant Credential will provide recipients with skills and resources for employment as an integral part of the healthcare team in many types of healthcare settings. This microcredential creates an efficient way for those who complete it successfully to distinguish themselves from other applicants for clinical medical assistant positions. It will provide students with the opportunity to begin a professional career in as little as one semester and fill a need for highly-qualified personnel with advanced skills in the field of medical assistance.


Thank you to Cayuga Medical Associates and Guthrie Cortland for helping create this microcredential. Our industry and community partners are vital to the success of our microcredential programs and many are leading employers of our graduates.


The Clinical Medical Assistant Credential at Tompkins Cortland requires completion of four courses.
Printable version of credential checklist

BIOL 100 Human Biology (recommended) (3 credits)
BIOL 101 Principles of Biology (3 credits)
BIOL 104 General Biology (4 credits)
HLTH 104 Medical Terminology (3 credits)
HLTH 111 Clinical Medical Assistant Fundamentals (minimum grade of C) (4 credits)
HLTH 112 Clinical Medical Assistant Internship (2 credits)


There are many resources available to assist you in paying for your microcredential. The College has received a generous grant through the Tompkins Community Recovery Fund to provide funding for Tompkins County residents to earn microcredentials. Our partners at Tompkins Workforce NY Career Center and Cortland Works Career Center have grant opportunities available to financially assist residents in earning a microcredential. Several businesses in our community sponsor their employees. Financial aid is available to students that pursue the credential while matriculated in a degree program. These four courses can be applied towards the Liberal Arts and Science: General Studies A.S. degree (and can be taken with nursing prerequisites).