Course Index

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

BSH 320 MARKETING IN HEALTHCARE

This course involves analysis, evaluation, and implementation of marketing strategies within healthcare and managed-care environments. Designed to develop skills in segmenting customer and medical markets, brand products and services, enhance a communication strategy to the consumer, and develop pricing approaches. Methods and models of marketing fundamentals will be introduced.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 310 HUMAN RESOURCES

This course explores the function of human resources within the healthcare organization. The focus of the course is on the development of skills that the department leader needs for effective management of personnel. Subjects include strategies to attract, hire, and retain high quality employees, compensation and benefit packages, productivity, and employee development, evaluation and training, as well as existing laws and policies surrounding employee relations.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 305 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

This courses explores basic theories and concepts related to management and strategic planning. Topics include healthcare management, conflict management and resolution, effective communication in the workplace, and strategic planning tools and processes.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 300 SURVEY OF U.S. HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS

This course will explore the basic foundation in which healthcare is delivered in the U.S. Topics include the delivery, financing, and regulation within healthcare systems. Healthcare professionals need to have an understanding of the interaction of U.S. healthcare policies and public health science to be able to act as change agents in their professions.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 280 BUSINESS LAW

This course will introduce students to laws and ethical standards that leaders must abide by in the course of conducting business. Business law includes state and federal laws, as well as administrative regulations. Laws and ethics contribute to shaping an organization's decision-making process. Upon the completion of the course, students will have a better understanding of the legal and ethical environment in which businesses operate.

  • Credits: 3.0

CHE 100 INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY

This course is an overview of general, organic and biological chemistry with an emphasis on applications to health sciences. This course will introduce students to the basic knowledge of the properties of the matter, its reactions, and classifications. The course will discuss the main organic compounds and their properties as well as include some basic biochemistry principles. The course is accompanied by laboratory exercises.

  • Credits: 3.0

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 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