Course Index

Questions about courses, descriptions or credit hours should be directed to the Registrar's Office.

CMA 230 ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES FOR THE MEDICAL ASSISTANT I

No transfer credit accepted

This course introduces students to the administrative skills and functions needed by a medical assistant in the medical office setting. Organizational and communication skills are incorporated into patient information gathering, medical records management,  patient scheduling, and acting in the receptionist roles as students learn and demonstrate competency in these "front office" skills.  Local and National organizations for medical assistants are also emphasized. Confidentiality is stressed.

  • Credits: 40 clock hours
  • Prerequisites:

    All Term I courses

CMA 225 FUNDAMENTALS OF MEDICAL ASSISTING II: CLINICAL SKILLS/PROCEDURES

No transfer credit accepted

This course is a continuation of CMA 120. It includes discussions and applications involving the preparation of the patient for routine and specialty examinations and procedures, and the assisting of the physician in these routine and specialty exams. The course will cover the specialties of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, Dermatology, Orthopedic, Endocrinology, Pulmonology, Neurology, Geriatrics, and Cardiology including performing ECG's. 

  • Credits: 40 clock hours
  • Prerequisites: All Term I courses.

CMA 205 HUMAN DISEASES & DISORDERS

No transfer credit accepted

This course introduces students to the most common diseases and disorders in the ambulatory care setting. Diagnoses, symptoms, treatments, and pharmaceuticals for these diseases and disorders will also be introduced. Material in this course is discussed as it pertains to different body systems and age groups.

  • Credits: 60 clock hours
  • Prerequisites:

    All Term I courses

CMA 177 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 175 PRINCIPLES OF LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT

Transfer credit accepted: 3 cr Lifespan Psychology

This course introduces concepts related to the ongoing developmental process of the human lifespan including physical, psychosocial, cognitive, and personality development.

  • Credits: 20 clock hours
  • Prerequisites:

    Enrollment in CMA program.

CMA 160 WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

Transfer credit accepted: 3 cr English Composition

This course is designed to help students develop confidence in reading, critical thinking, and writing at the certificate level. A variety of reading and writing assignments as well as intensive practice, discussion, and collaborative writing techniques in class help students to improve basic writing skills

  • Credits: 30 clock hours
  • Prerequisites:

    Enrollment in CMA program.

CMA 155 APPLIED MATH CONCEPTS

No transfer credit accepted. May be challenged by a passing grade on the math competency examination administered at the time of the first class.

This course includes a basic math review that includes fractions, decimals, Roman numerals, ratio and proportions, and measurement systems utilized in healthcare.

  • Credits: 20 clock hours
  • Prerequisites:

    Enrollment in CMA program

CMA 120 FUNDAMENTALS OF MEDICAL ASSISTING I

No transfer credit accepted

This course introduces the student to the theory and practical components of clinical medical assisting.  Included are discussions and applications of standard precautions, OSHA regulations, the chain of infection, microorganisms, aseptic technique, sanitization, and sterilization.  Patient assessment, proper documentation, and the taking and recording of vital signs and patient histories will be emphasized.

  • Credits: 30 clock hours
  • Prerequisites:

    Enrollment in CMA program.

CMA 110 STRUCTURE & FUNCTION OF THE HUMAN BODY

Transfer credit accepted: 5 cr College Human Anatomy/Physiology

This course includes the basic study of human anatomy and physiology by examining cell function, tissues, the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems, and the structure and function of the digestive, urinary, circulatory, respiratory, lymphatic, endocrine, and reproductive structures.

  • Credits: 80 clock hours
  • Prerequisites:

    Enrollment in CMA program.

CMA 100 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

Transfer credit accepted: 3 cr Medical Terminology

This course introduces the student to the prefixes, suffixes, combining forms, and root words of medical language used in the healthcare professions. Emphasis is placed on analyzing, defining, and pronunciation of medical terminology. The course is supplemented with a series of fourteen unique audio-visual presentations using audionyms associated with each word part to aid in the student's learning.

  • Credits: 20 clock hours
  • Prerequisites:

    Enrollment in CMA program.