Certified Clinical Medical Assistants

Waxahachie High School health science students can earn national certifications.


Sixteen Waxahachie High School CTE students have passed their national clinical medical assistant exams and achieved status as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant or CCMA.

WHS’ CTE center offers a number of opportunities for students to prepare for future studies and the workforce, including those available through the Health Science Career Cluster. 

In the health science program, senior students have the opportunity to study and test for industry-based certifications in various health care professions after successful completion of curriculum and meeting all eligibility requirements of the respective program. 

The Clinical Medical Assistant program is a rigorous program offered at Waxahachie High School that includes knowledge and skills such as vital signs and measurements, phlebotomy, electrocardiograms, pharmacy calculations and drugs, performing injections and many other healthcare-related skills. 

Students must successfully complete the clinical medical assistant curriculum to be eligible to test for certification. Once students have successfully completed the curriculum, they are eligible to take the National Healthcareer Association national certification exam. If students pass this exam, they receive clinical medical assistant national certification. 

“This is the first year that we have offered this certification here at Waxahachie High School and we are proud to announce the following students have earned national certification as clinical medical assistants,” said CTE Program Access Coordinator Amy Vance. 

Students earning certification are as follows:

Aleena Borjas

Sarah Buchanan

Nayeli Cruz

Jessica Gonzalez-Hernandez

Mackenzie Hodge

Emily Mackel

Kohl Maness

Hannah Martinez

Abigail Richard

Makayla Ross-Tell

Jakob Salvador

Jovana Sierra

Kenadi Thompson

Zaira Vasquez

Ian Walker

Savannah Woods

For more information about WHS Health Science Technology Education events or courses, contact Lindsay Savala at 972-923-4614 or lsavala@wisd.org

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