Course Index

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APL 505 Educational Research

This course is designed to introduce educational practitioners to the fields of educational research and evaluation. Examination of quantitative and qualitative methods for designing and conducting research and evaluation for a research project will be covered. Additional evaluation of measurement, assessment, common statistical techniques, and methods for critiquing research will also be examined.  Exploration of institutional review board (IRB) and other external regulatory processes will be conducted in relation to educational research.

  • Credits: 3.0

APL 501 Educational Theories and Methodology

This course analyzes teaching strategies and modalities relevant to classroom, online and clinical teaching in healthcare education. Fundamental concepts and principles in educational and psychological measurement of learning are explored. Learning theory that emphasizes andragogy and its related concepts such as transformational learning, reflective learning and self-directed learning is included.  Students will examine the strengths, weaknesses, and appropriate applications of a variety of methods to different adult education environments.

  • Credits: 3.0

AER 411-412 AFFAIRS & PREPARATION FOR ACTIVE DUTY

This course examines the national security process, regional studies, advanced leadership ethics, and Air Force doctrine. Special topics of interest focus on the military as a profession, officer ship, military justice, civilian control of the military, preparation for active duty, and current issues affecting military professionalism. Within this structure, continued emphasis is given to refining communication skills. A mandatory Leadership Laboratory complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences, giving student the opportunity to apply leadership and management principles of this course.

  • Credits: 3.0

AER 311-312 AIR FORCE LEADERSHIP I

This is a study of leadership, management fundamentals, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel and evaluation systems, leadership ethics, and communication skills required of an Air Force junior officer. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising practical application of the concepts being studied. A mandatory Leadership Laboratory complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences in officer-type activities, giving students the opportunity to apply leadership and management principles of this course. A mandatory Leadership Laboratory complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences in officer-type activities, giving student the opportunity to apply leadership and management principles of this course.

  • Credits: 3.0

AER 535 EVOLUTION OF AIR & SPACE POWER I

This course provides the students with a knowledge-level understanding for the general employment of air and space power, from an institutional, doctrinal, and historical perspective. In addition, what the students learned about the Air Force Core Values in AS100 will be reinforced through the use of operational examples, and they will complete several writing and briefing assignments to meet Air Force communication skills requirements.  Leadership Laboratory is mandatory y for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with followership experiences.

  • Credits: 1.0

AER 131-132 FOUNDATIONS OF USAF I

Survey courses designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps.  Featured topics include: mission and organization of the Air Force, officership and professionalism, military customs and courtesies, Air Force officer opportunities, and an introduction to communications skills.  Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with followership experiences. 

  • Credits: 1.0

AER 101 LEADERSHIP LABORATORY

Leadership laboratory courses (LLABs) include a study of Air Force customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, and military commands.  The LLAB also includes studying the environment of an air Force officer and learning about areas of opportunity available to commissioned officers.  During the junior and senior year, LLABs consists of activities classified as leadership and management experiences.  They involve the planning and controlling of military activities of the cadet corps, and the preparation and presentation of briefings and other oral and written communications.  LLABs also include interviews, guidance, and information that will increase the understanding, motivation, and performance of other cadets.

  • Credits: 0.0

CMA 477 MEDICAL ASSISTANT BRIDGE COURSE

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who have left the NMC Medical Assistant Program for one semester or longer. Emphasis is placed on assessment of theoretical knowledge, laboratory and clinical skills necessary for the student to continue to progress in the Medical Assistant Program. Students may be assigned to a clinical, didactic or laboratory experience. The plan of study will be developed by the Program Director upon completion of a student assessment (this may include, but is not limited to, curriculum review, skills assessment, completion of an Academic Development Plan, etc.). Credit hours will be determined by the amount of work that is necessary for the student to ensure competency at the appropriate level to progress in the program.

  • Credits: 20 - 80 clock hours

CMA 430 MEDICAL ASSISTING SEMINAR

This course covers topics used to help entry-level MA's pass the national Certification Exam, gain employment and adjust to the professional work environment. It is a hybrid course completed partially online and partially in classroom activities.

  • Credits: 30 clock hours

CMA 420 CRITICAL REFLECTION ON EXTERNSHIP

No transfer credit accepted.

This course will be a hybrid of online activities and in-class meetings. The learning experiences of individual students will be shared with the other students and students will reflect on these experiences from the perspective of both themselves and their patients.

  • Credits: 30 clock hours
  • Prerequisites: All Term I, Term II, and Term III courses.