Medical Assistant Course Descriptions

NCMA 101: Body Structure and Function 1 -- 4 Credits

Explores medical terminology in its proper context. Includes form and function of the
human body in health and disease and basic word structure.
Reviews select body system including: their components, basic structure and function to
be able to apply medical terminology skills in the clinical setting.

Pre-Requisites: Placement in Writing 121 or completion of WR 115 with a C or better; Placement into Reading 120 or completion of Reading 115 with a C or better; Placement in Math 20 or higher

 

NCMA 102: Clinical Procedures 1. 4 Credits.


Develop communication and technical skills used in a medical office setting.

Pre-Requisites: NCMA 101




NCMA 103: Office Skills for the Medical Office -- 5 Credits

Introduces entry level office procedures. Includes: telephone techniques, patient scheduling,
office organization, office communication, the use of office machinery, computer systems,
patient medical records, software and billing, coding and insurance procedures, while
providing for patient privacy and confidentiality.

Pre-Requisites: Placement in Writing 121 or completion of WR 115 with a C or better; Placement into Reading 120 or completion of Reading 115 with a C or better; Placement in Math 20 or higher




NCMA 111: Body Structure and Function II -- 4 Credits

Explores medical terminology in its proper context. Includes form and function of the
human body in health and disease and basic word structure. Reviews select body system
including: their components, basic structure and function to be able to apply medical
terminology skills in the clinical setting.

Pre-Requisites: NCMA101




NCMA 112: Clinical Procedures II -- 4 Credits

Continues to develop communication and technical skills used in a medical office and
clinic setting.

Pre-Requisites: NCMA 102




NCMA 113: Clinical Practicum I -- 4 Credits

Provides opportunities to practice direct care to patients and support office functions in a
medical setting.

Pre-Requisites: NCMA 102




NCMA 123: Medical Assistant Clinical Practicum II -- 5 Credits

Provides opportunities to practice direct care to patients and support office functions in a
medical setting.

Pre-Requisites: NCMA 113




NCMA 125: Pharmacology for Medical Assistants -- 3 Credits

Includes basic principles and practice of pharmacology and administering drugs,
identifying roles and responsibilities of the medical assistant in safely administering
selected medications by various routes. Covers medications related to each of the
following classifications: vitamins, minerals and herbs, skin, nervous system, urinary
system, gastrointestinal system, antiinfectiveanalgesics, sedatives and hypnotics,
psychotropic meds, musculoskeletal, anticonvulsants, reproductive system, cardiovascular,
and respiratory.

Pre-Requisites: NCMA 101