What does a Clinical Healthcare Technician do?

A Clinical Healthcare Technicians (CHT) is a medical assistant that perform hands-on clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians and other health practitioners running smoothly. The duties of Clinical Healthcare Technicians vary from office to office, depending on the location and size of the practice and the practitioner’s specialty.

Clinical Healthcare Technicians collect and prepare laboratory specimens and perform basic laboratory tests,give injections, perform vitals and chart records, dispose of contaminated supplies, and sterilize medical instruments. They prepare and maintain the examination room with instruments, supplies and equipment necessary for patient examination and procedures, and keep waiting areas and examining rooms neat and clean.

Are you ready to start your Clinical Healthcare Technician career?

Graduates from CNEI’s Clinical Healthcare Technician program are not typical Medical Assistants. CHT’s are patient care providers that possess a triple impact educational foundation. CNEI’s Clinical Healthcare Technician students earn 3 critical distinguished certifications during their program which provide a well-balanced education to meet the demands of the healthcare field.

As a Clinical Healthcare Technician (CHT) at CNEI, you earn 3 certifications! You will become a nationally Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) and a Home Health Aid (HHA).

CHT Graduates will gain the knowledge and experience to function in Long-Term Care, Home Health, Hospice, Acute and Ambulatory Care settings. This comprehensive foundation of knowledge enhances the graduate’s potential for employment and provides a foundation to excel within the health care industry.

Clinical Healthcare Technician Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Taking medical histories
  • Explaining treatment procedures to patients
  • Preparing patients for examination
  • Assisting the physician during exams
  • Preparing and administering medications as directed by a physician
  • Transmitting prescription refills as directed
  • Autoclave
  • Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens
  • Performing basic laboratory tests
  • Instructing patients about medication and special diets
  • Drawing blood
  • Taking electrocardiograms
  • Removing sutures and changing dressings

Program Content

Course LevelCourse TitleClock HoursSemester Units
Level I• Long-Term Care & Hospice Care
• Long-Term Care, Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)• Home Health Aide, Hospice Care

150 (Includes 100 hours of clinical training)




Level II• Medical Assisting Administrative
• Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology, Medical Records & Management Systems, Career Preparation.
Level III• Medical Assisting Back Office
• Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Assisting Procedures, Acute & Ambulatory Care settings.
Level IVClinical Externship1603.5