960 hours (didactic)
4 weeks, 160 hours (externship), 0.5 quarter
Recruitment begins each year in January for the following school year, with classes beginning in late August/early September, running 10 months and finishing with graduation and CCMA national testing in June.
Applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED and obtain a minimum 305 in verbal and a 270 in quantitative on the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test. Applicants will have a criminal background check and must produce a negative, or clean, drug screen, and successfully interview with the admissions panel.