Course Index

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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.

COM 399 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Independent study allows students the opportunity to complete a course of study in an area that is of special interest. A maximum of six credit hours may be earned through independent study.

COM 398 DIRECTED STUDY

Directed study credit can be earned for professional and arts and sciences coursework. Directed study allows students the opportunity to complete a course of study when there is a deficiency in course requirements; it is determined by the Program Director of the department in which a student is majoring. Arts and sciences course work is determined by faculty responsible for each course and approved by the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

COM 352 PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT & INTEGRATION

This one-credit course is designed for students who transfer two credits for COM 320 Healthcare Collaboration and Leadership. The purpose of this course is to build upon students' existing knowledge of leadership and management theories through focused portfolio reflections. A complete portfolio (Levels I-III) is due by the end of the course.

  • Credits: 1.0

COM 320 HEALTHCARE COLLABORATION & LEADERSHIP

This course applies leadership and management theories to the changing environment of healthcare. Students synthesize their knowledge of such topics as emotional intelligence, assertiveness, conflict management, gender dynamics, feedback delivery and systems theory in advanced writing and speaking projects. The NMC portfolio is integrated throughout this course.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: Determined by major

COM 290 PORTFOLIO SYNTHESIS

This course is designed to prepare associate degree students for the required portfolio presentation they deliver in their final semester. Students will apply the reflective process to the goals of the Educated Citizen Core Curriculum in online assignments and in an in-person presentation. A complete portfolio, successful completion of the course, and successful presentation are required as the culminating assignment before graduation.

  • Credits: 0.0