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(CMA) Clinical Medical Assistant w/Externship (810 contact hours/37 credits)

 

Comprehensive Programs: An educational program designed to provide a sequence of educational and skill development experiences that lead to multiple workplace competencies. These programs are designed to prepare individuals for job entry and/or career advancement. These programs are considered occupational programs and are included in the institutional self-study, FTE Calculation and student achievement data collection, and are included on the Council on Educational Occupation (COE) approved program list. These programs are included in the NJ State Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL):

Clinical Medical Assistant with Externship (37 credit hours)

Program Description:
This program thoroughly prepares students for the administrative skills medical administrative assistants need to know. This program integrates all of the front office topics and skill competencies required for today’s industry standards. This program also covers material dealing with medical office, medical records, medical billing, management skills, client service skills and responsibilities, client education and legal/ethnical issues. It introduces the student to basic and general laboratory concepts and techniques used in medical office or clinic and definitions of medical assistant’s role in assisting with laboratory testing will be discussed. The program is built on the clinical theory and develops skills in medical specialty areas. The program has a Career Development component that will prepare the students for externship and job placement. Outside coursework is introduced to the students to successfully accomplish the course objective. Satisfactory academic progress is measured in credit hours. Students must complete thirty five (37) credit hours to graduate.

Students will be placed in appropriate sites for externship to obtain additional training in a real clinical setting using the skills and knowledge acquired from classroom training. Students will gain experience in various skills such as documentation, various lab testing, quality control and safety rules regarding lab equipment and chemicals, electrocardiograph procedure and other clinical procedures.

Clinical Medical Assistant (15 credit hours)

Program Description:
This program will prepare students for administrative skills. This program integrates all of the front office topics and skill competencies required for today’s industry standards. This program also covers material dealing with medical office, medical records, management skills, client service skills and responsibilities, client education and legal/ethnic issues. The course also introduces the student to basic and general phlebotomy concepts and techniques. The course is built on the clinical theory and develops skills in medical specialty areas. Outside coursework is introduced to the students to successfully accomplish the course objective. Satisfactory academic progress is measured in credit hours. Student must complete fifteen (15) credit hours to graduate.


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