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Medical/Nursing Assistant Certificate Program (CCMA)

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The Medical/Nursing Assistant Certificate Program, administered through the TVCC Continuing and Workforce Education Department, provides training to individuals who support physicians, medical professionals, and medical programs.

 

A medical/nursing assistant works with both direct patient care (back office) and in medical administrative support (front office) positions.

 

State and national medical industry certifications: Students successfully completing specific courses may participate in Texas and national medical industry certification exams:

  • State of Texas nurse aide certification
  • State of Texas medication aide certification
  • Phlebotomy technician – national medical industry certification
  • American Heart Association cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) – automated external defibrillator (AED) certification
  • Certified clinical medical assistant - national medical industry certification

This level one certificate can be earned in one year, depending on student scheduling and when courses are available.  

Schedule of Classes
Times, Dates, & Syllabi

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Pay for classes
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Course

Description

Credits

NURA 1401

Nurse Aide for Health Care

4

NURA 1160

Clinical-Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide

1

PLAB 1323

Phlebotomy

3

HITT 1249

Pharmacology

2

NURA 1407

Body Systems

4

HPRS 1205

Essentials of Medical Law/Ethics for Health Professionals

2

POFM 1317

Medical Administrative Support

3

MDCA 1313

Medical Terminology

3

MDCA 1317

Procedures in a Clinical Setting

3

MDCA 1360

Clinical-Medical/Clinical Assistant

3

Total Semester Hours

28

Course

Description

Credits

NURA 1401

Nurse Aide for Health Care

4

PLAB 1323

Phlebotomy

3

NURA 1407

Body Systems

4

HPRS 1205

Medical Law and Ethics

2

HITT 1249

Pharmacology

2

MDCA 1317

Procedures in Clinical Setting

3

Total Credits (fall)

18

Course

Description

Credits

NURA 1160

Clinical-Nursing Assist/ Patient Care/Aide

1

POFM 1317

Medical Administrative Support

3

MDCA 1360

Clinical-Medical/Clinical Assistant

3

MDCA 1313

Medical Terminology

3

Total Credits (spring)

10

Course

Description

Credits

POFT 1120

Job Search

1

GERS 1340

Treatment Modalities with the Aging (to be taken concurrently with HPRS 1160)

3

HPRS 1160

Clinical –Health Services/Allied Health/General

1

PLAB 1164

Phlebotomy Practicum

1

POFI 1104

Computer Fundamentals

1

NURA 1161

Clinical – Nursing Assistant/Aide (Hospital Setting)

1

 

These credentials are approved for articulation in the Medical/Nursing Assistant Program. Student must provide documentation of the credential and that the status of the credential is current. The application for articulation process begins with the Dean of Continuing and Workforce Education. There is a fee for articulation.

  • Nurse Aide Certification (CNA) awarded by the State of Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services can be substituted for both NURA 1401 Nurse Aide for Health care and NURA 1160 Clinical-Nursing Assistant/Aide & Patient Care Assistant/Aide for a total of 5 credits
  • Medication Aide Certification (CMA) awarded by the State of Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services can be substituted for HITT 1249 Pharmacology for a total of 2 credits
  • National Healthcareers Association (NHA) Phlebotomy Technician awarded by the American Society of Clinical Pathologist can be substituted for PLAB 1323 Phlebotomy

Students must have

1.  Meet essential standards for visual acuity, auditory perception with corrective devices, appropriate physical ability and stamina including manual dexterity of gross motor and fine motor skills and coordination needed for training/employment when participating in clinical courses,

2.  Provide current immunization documentation prior to participating in clinical activities must meet immunization requirements

3.  Provide current negative TB test,

4.  Provide an acceptable criminal history background check, and

5.  Submit to periodic random drug tests. (Course syllabi contain specific information and requirements.)

6.  Pass the National Healthcareers Associations CCMA exam.

The following immunizations are required by law according to Section 2.09 of the Texas Education Code Revised May 25, 2010 for all students enrolled in higher education courses involved in direct patient care contact.

Students enrolled in the following courses MUST have documentation of the required immunizations on file with the TVCC Continuing & Workforce Education office prior to participating in any clinical. This also applies to any student participating in a phlebotomy lab experience where students practice live sticks. Nurse Aide Clinical, Phlebotomy, Procedures in a Clinical Setting, Medical Assistant Externship, Phlebotomy Practicum (must be complete by start of class) and Clinical-Nursing Assistant (Hospital setting). Failure to meet this requirement will result in the student not being permitted to attend the clinical portion of a course. The student may either withdraw or will receive a grade of “F” if unable to participate in a clinical/ practicum. (Reminder: no refunds are possible for failure to complete immunization requirements.)

  1.  TETANUS/DIPHTHERIA (Immunization) Students must have proof of tetanus/diphtheria immunization within last 10 years.

  2.  RUBELLA (Immunization or blood test) All students must have proof of one dose of rubella vaccine administered on or after their 1st birthday OR serologic confirmation of rubella immunity or serologic evidence of infection.

  3.  MEASLES (Immunization or blood test) All students born after January 1, 1957 must have proof of two doses of measles vaccines administered on or after their 1st birthday at least 30 days apart OR proof of immunity to measles (serologic confirmation). At least one dose must be completed prior to patient contact. Measles is also known as rubella.

  4.  MUMPS (Immunization or blood test) All students born after January 1, 1957 must have proof of one dose of mumps vaccine administered on or after their 1st birthday OR proof of mumps immunity (serologic confirmation).

  5.  VARICELLA (Immunization or blood test) All students must have one dose of varicella vaccine after their 1st birthday if the vaccine was received prior to the 13th birthday, or two doses of varicella vaccine if the vaccine was received after the 13th birthday. Sero­logic confirmation (blood test) of varicella immunity is also acceptable.

  6.  HEPATITIS B (Immunization or blood test) Effective February 15, 2007, all students in TVCC Continuing & Workforce Education classes that involve direct patient contact or clinicals, will be required to have all three doses of the Hepatitis B vaccine or serologic confirmation (blood test) of immunity. (Students needing all three Hep B vaccines may wish to consult their healthcare provider about the TWINRIX a fast track series of this immunization.

  7.  Current TB Test. No older than one year prior to class start date.

  8.  Current Flu Shot. Flu shots are required each Fall or before student may attend clinicals or perform invasive procedures. Students entering classes in the Spring or Summer will need to have a flu shot that is no older than the Fall semester. Students returning in the Fall semester will need to have a current flu shot prior to attending clinicals.

Note: A MMR immunization includes two measles, one mumps, and one rubella vaccination.

PREGNANCY - Requirements for measles, rubella and mumps vaccines are waived during pregnancy. Pregnancy is not a medical contraindi­cation for administration of Tetanus/diphtheria toxoids, but it is best to delay until the second trimester. Female students who get the MMR vaccine must take precautions not to get pregnant within the three months following the vaccination.

Copies of records from physician’s offices, public health department, public schools, other colleges and the military are acceptable. Students should provide the college with a copy of the records. Please do not turn in the originals. RECORDS MUST BE COMPLETE PRIOR TO PARTICIPATION IN CLINICALS.

Note: Students may call the Department of State Health Services Immunization Branch Hotline for assistance on any immunization-related issue, including the interpretation of immunization records. The phone number is 800-252-9152.

Effective fall 2014 – Waivers or Statement of Illness are no longer accepted for documentation of immunizations due to Texas Administrative Code for students receiving medical training in Texas Higher Education. 

 

For students in this course who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas.  If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.

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Posted Date:
4/10/2018 3:51:04 PM

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