Course Index

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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.

CMA 400 CLINICAL EXTERNSHIP

No transfer credit accepted.

This externship provides the student with the practical opportunity to develop as a professional and gain proficiency in the clinical and administrative skills included in the entry-level Medical Assistant role.  The students will apply the practical and theoretical knowledge learned in the last three (3) Terms to the live clinical setting. 

  • Credits: 300 clock hours
  • Prerequisites: All Term I, Term II, and Term III courses.

CMA 377 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 370 INSURANCE & MEDICAL CODING FOR THE MEDICAL OFFICE

No transfer credit accepted.

This course provides education in coding systems, including ICD-9 and CPT, and third-party billing utilized in physician's offices for billing. An overview of the types of insurance providers and their impact on reimbursement will also be included. Special attention is given to claims processing issues.

  • Credits: 20 clock hours
  • Prerequisites: All Term I and Term II courses.

CMA 365 APPLIED ETHICS & LAW FOR THE MEDICAL ASSISTANT

No transfer credit accepted.

This course introduces students to legal and ethical concepts related to healthcare, especially within the medical office. In addition, behavior as guided by professional scope of practice, codes of ethics and standards of care is addressed.

  • Credits: 20 clock hours
  • Prerequisites: All Term I and Term II courses.

CMA 353 ESSENTIALS OF PHARMACOLOGY II

No transfer credit accepted.

This course is a continuation of CMA 250. This course provides the student with the basic concepts of drug classifications, drug actions and indications. Drug dosage of frequently prescribed drugs, along with their contraindications and precautions for use are included. Medication and immunization documentation will be preformed. An overview of the principles of IV medication administration and technique will also be discussed. Students will also demonstrate a maintained competency in giving injections as completed in Essentials of Pharmacology I.

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