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This is a suggestived curricular pathway for students who plan to transfer to a senior college or university. Transferability and specific requirements can be determined only by the receiving institution. Students should consult an academic advisor early in their program of study.
 
*This suggested curricular pathway is designed to prepare students ofr entry into an Athletic Training Education Program at a university that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Atheltic Training Education (CAATE). contact the advisement Center to determine transferability of courses and college or university requirements.
 

HITT 1249 Pharmacology (2-1-3-0) (Course syllabus contains specific information and requirements)

This is a lecture/lab course and requires enrollment in each.

Prerequisite:  Must complete one-time Medical/Nursing Assistant approved documentation for criminal background check (No felony convictions via Statute HB 1508) complete approved immunizations (see MNA requirements), 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 and employment.

Course Description: (May be Hybrid C course requiring a computer/web access).  Overview of basic concepts of pharmacological treatment of diseases affecting major body systems.  The student will identify drugs associated with treatments and examine drug therapy.  Includes pharmacology math calculations.  Instructed with instructor/student classroom/lab interaction and online instruction. General Lab fee and background check: $55.

HPRS 1205 Essentials of Medical Law/Ethics For Health Professionals (2-2-0-0) (Course syllabus contains specific information and requirements)

This is a lecture course.

Prerequisite:  Provide an acceptable criminal history background check. Students must be capable of college level academic work (TSI score of 340 math and 346 for reading).   

Introduction to the relationship between legal aspects and ethics in health care, with emphasis on the ethical and legal responsibilities of health care professionals. It includes:  Health Insurance Portability and Accountability ACT (HIPAA), medical records, confidentiality of protected information, employment, credentials, elements of lawsuits and issues related to access to care.  It addresses the beginning of life, death and dying, right to live/right to die legal issues in Texas, and includes current health care social, legal and ethical situations including personal values. The course also emphasizes professional writing and communication skills for the medical profession.  Requires computer web access. 

MDCA 1254 Medical Assisting Credentialing Exam Review (2-1-3) (Course Syllabus contains specific information and requirements)

This is a lab course.

A preparation for one of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies NCCA recognized credentialing exams.

MDCA 1305 Medical Law & Ethics (3-3-0) (Course Syllabus contains specific information and requirements)

This is a lecture course and requires enrollment in each.

Instruction in principles, procedures, and regulations involving legal and ethical relationships among physicians, patients, and medical assistants in ambulatory care settings.

MDCA 1313 Medical Terminology (3-3-0) (Course Syllabus contains specific information and requirements)

This is a lecture course (may be a hybrid C course or taken as an online/distance learning course)

A study and practical application of a medical vocabulary system.  Includes structure, recognition, analysis, definition, spelling, pronunciation, and combination of medical terms from prefixes, suffixes, roots and combining forms.  This course helps the student: (1) be familiar with vocabulary in other medical training courses, (2) be prepared for the vocabulary used in preparing for the industry certification exam, Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam, and (3) for employment in the medical field. 

MDCA 1317 Procedures in a Clinical Setting (3-3-1-2) (Course syllabus contains specific information and requirements)

This is a clinical course requiring large blocks of time in lab at medical facilities and contains associated written exams, lab practice and lab skills check off exams. It can include some travel away from the campus and lab.

Prerequisites: (1) TVCC approved criminal history background check (no felony via statute HB 1508) (2) complete immunizations including a flu shot before providing any direct patient care, (3) must have a current TB test, (4) must 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, and (5) students must pass a random drug test. Students are required to sign a Medical Training Consent form acknowledging that they agree to participation in medical at risk tasks related to training.

This is a clinical course with (1) skills and concept orientation, (2) observation and/experience at a clinical site, (3) skill check-off of the skill/concept experienced, and (4) training exercise(s) using problem solving techniques associated with the concepts/skills studied. This course contains a self-study component of student introduction to, and review of concepts and skills that will be included for course completion and CCMA (Certified Clinical Medical Assistant) certification. Computer with web access is required.

Lab fees: $95 includes drug testing, liability insurance, general lab fee and background check.

MDCA 1321 Administrative Procedures (3-3-0) (Course Syllabus contains specific information and requirements)

This is a lecture course (may be a hybrid C course or taken as an online/distance learning course)

Medical office procedures including appointment scheduling, medical records creation and maintenance, interpersonal communications, bookkeeping tasks, coding, billing, collecting, third party reimbursement, credit arrangements, and computer use in the medical office. Lab fee.

MDCA 1348 Pharmacology & Administration of Medications (3-2-2) (Course Syllabus contains specific information and requirements)

This is a lecture/lab course and requires enrollment in each.

Instruction in concepts and application of pharmacological principles. Focuses on drug classifications, principles and procedures of medication administration, mathematical systems and conversions, calculation of drug problems, and medico-legal responsibilities of the medical assistant.

MDCA 1352 Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures (3-2-2) (Course syllabus contains specific information and requirements)

This is a lecture/lab course and requires enrollment in each.

Application of governmental health care guidelines. Includes specimen collection and handling, quality assurance and quality control in performance of Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) waived laboratory testing.

MDCA 1360 Clinical-Medical/Clinical Assistant (Externship and Capstone) (3-0-0-12) (Course syllabus contains specific requirements)

This is a lab/clinical course which requires large blocks of time in lab at medical facilities. This course the preparation for the CCMS Certification exam to be taken the last semester of the Medical/Nursing Assistant Program. This requires enrollment in both lecture and lab. Prerequisite: Must have (1) completed and passed NURA 1401 – Nurse Aide for Health Care, or have dean and instructor approval, (2) completed and passed MDCA 1317 – Procedures in a Clinical Setting, or be concurrently enrolled in MDCA 1317 or have dean and instructor approval, (3) have current CPR certification for health care providers, (4) have completed all immunizations including a current flu shot,) (5) must have a current negative TB test, (6) have an acceptable criminal history background check (No felony Convictions – statute HB 1508), (7) Must 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, Students must pass random drug test(s). Students are required to sign a Medical Training Consent form acknowledging that they agree to participate in medical at risk tasks related to training.

This course focuses on assisting the medical professional with patient assessment, examination and treatment. It contains, but is not limited to inventory control, sterile techniques, vital signs, collection and documentation of patient information, asepsis, office clinical procedures and other treatments and tasks as appropriate in various medical setting. It is an introduction to some medical skills/concepts and the review of other fundamental medical concepts/skills learned previously.

Students are required to: (1) participate in observations and participation in medical clinical practices, (2) use many tools and resources for learning and practicing skills/concepts, (3) travel to medical clinical sites – sometimes several miles from campus, (4) attend class regularly, (5) work in teams and with preceptors, (6) do much outside of class study and practice testing to prepare for the certification exam.

Certification exam will be given at the end of the semester.  Testing fee is a student expense. Lab fee: $95 includes drug testing, student liability insurance, general lab supply fee and background check .

MDCA 1409 Anatomy & Physiology for Medical Assistants (4-4-0) (Course Syllabus contains specific information and requirements)

This is a lecture course (may be a hybrid C course or taken as an online/distance learning course)

Emphasis on structure and function of human cells, tissues, organs, and systems with overview of common pathophysiology.

NURA 1160 Clinical- Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Asst./Aide (1-0-0-5) (Course syllabus contains specific information and requirements)

This is a clinical course requiring some full days scheduled at a medical facility.

Prerequisites: Must: (1) completed and passed NURA 1401; (2) have completed all immunizations including a current flu shot; (3) Students must have an acceptable criminal history background check;(No felony convictions via statute HB 1508), (4) have a current negative TB test,(5) 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 and (6) have a current CPR certification for Health Care Providers, (7) Student must sign a Medical Training Consent form acknowledging that they agree to participation in medical training that has at risk tasks related to training.  Students must pass  a random drug test(s). This clinical is locally known as Nurse Aide Certification (CNA) clinical. It is required that students pass all skills check off exercises, tests, projects, and clinical experiences to pass the course. Students must pass the course with an average grade of 80 or higher, pass a comprehensive course exam, and pass a comprehensive skills check off exam to qualify to participate in the industry certification exam.

Cost of certification exam is not included in the course lab fees.

Lab fee: $95 includes drug testing,, lab supplies, student liability insurance, and background check.

NURA 1401 Nurse Aide for Health Care (4-4-1-0) (Course syllabus contains specific information and requirements)

This is a lecture/lab course (required enrollment in each)

Prerequisites: Must: have acceptable criminal background check (No felony convictions via statute of HB 1508). Must 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 and employment.

Course Description: Classroom course focused on knowledge skills and abilities essential to provide basic care. Include topics: resident Patient rights, communication, safety, observation, reporting, assisting in maintaining comfort, safety, and becoming a member of the health care team including restorative services, mental health and social service needs. Students will learn to interact with patients and families based on sensitivity to psychosocial needs. Students will demonstrate: skills in observing and reporting; and assisting with functional independence.  Student enrollment in NURA 1160 – Clinical will follow NURA 1401, but cannot be taken concurrently.  (This course is commonly called CNA classroom/lab).

Lab fee: $55 – includes general lab fee and background check.

NURA  1407 Body Systems  (4-3-4-0) (Course syllabus contains specific information and requirements)

This is a lecture lab course often taught as a hybrid C course which requires computer web access.

Prerequisite: Must: Complete one time Medical/Nursing Assistant approved documentation for criminal background check, complete approved immunizations (see MNA requirements), 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 coordinating needed for training and employment.

This is a study of the structures and functions (anatomy and physiology) of the human body. The course is a combination of self-paced/online instruction and instructor led lab experiences. This course is generally not accepted as a nursing or other medical professional anatomy and physiology requirement. General  lab fee.

PLAB 1191 Phlebotomy Special Topics (1-0-4)  (Course syllabus contains specific information and requirements)

This is a special topics course that requires students to do live blood draws/sticks.

Prerequisite: Must: (1) have completed PLAB 1323 with grade of 75% or higher (or have Dean and Instructor approval based on other training and experience); (2) 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; (3) provide an acceptable criminal history background check; (No felony convictions vis statue HB 1508) (4) provide a current and complete immunization record including a flu shot; and,(5) provide a current negative TB test. Student must submit to a random drug test, and (6) must sign a Medical Training Consent form agreeing to participation in training that has at risk tasks.  Student must submit to a random drug test.

This course is the second course in preparation for eligibility for national phlebotomy certification. Although not required, this course helps prepare for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) and employment.

Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by employer, college and student. This course is the second course required to prepare the student to be eligible for national NHA phlebotomy certification. This course also helps the student in preparation for the industry certification for Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) and helps with employment skills.

The didactic portion of this course must be completed with a grade of 80% (B) or higher for the student to perform live blood draws. To be eligible to participate in the certification exam the student must have (1) a course grade average of 80% (B), must have successfully completed a skills check off with the instructor to equal a total of 30 successful blood draws (10 of these draws can be transferred in from PLAB 1323 if that basic course was taken at TVCC and with successfully completed in the prior long semester,

All students are responsible for informing TVCC of any personal medical conditions that would put other students or patients at-risk during live blood draws.

Lab fees:  $120 includes lab supplies, drug testing, liability insurance and background check.

PLAB 1323 Phlebotomy  (3-2-4-0)  (Course syllabus contains specific information and requirements

This is a lecture/lab course. (Requires enrollment in each)

Prerequisite:(1) Student must be 18 years of age or older to perform the live sticks/blood draws required for this course; (2) have completed immunizations including a current flu shot.  (3) current negative TB test; (4) acceptable criminal history background check (No felony convictions via statute HB 1508); (5) meet essential standards for visual acuity, and 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. Student must pass random drug test(s). Students are required to sign a Medical Training Consent form acknowledging that they agree to participate in medical at-risk tasks related to training.

This course includes studies of the circulatory system and performance of proper techniques using standard precautions:  vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture, and specimen collection on adults, children and infants.  Emphasis on infection prevention, patient identification, specimen labeling, quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, accessioning, professionalism, ethics, and medical terminology.

Students will practice skills on manikins and each other. Students must complete 10 successful blood draws. All students are responsible for informing TVCC of any personal medical conditions that would put other students at risk during live blood draw clinical experiences.

In addition to a MNA level 1 certificate, this course is the first of two courses required to meet the requirements for national certification as a phlebotomist. Certification eligibility includes semester grades of B or higher for both phlebotomy courses to participate in certification exam. Lab Fees: $95 (includes lab supplies, drug testing and liability insurance and background check).

POFM 1317 Medical Administrative Support (Front Office) (3-1-4) (Course syllabus contains specific information and requirements.)

Prerequisites: Complete one-time Medical/Nursing Assistant approved documentation for criminal background check, complete approval immunizations (see MNA requirements), 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 and employment, This is a lecture and lab course and may be offered as a hybrid C course with instructor led lab practices.  Student must enroll in each.

Description: Instruction in medical office procedures to familiarize the Medical/Nursing Assistant student with the basic operations/concepts/skills of the medical front office. This course emphasizes the interaction between assistant working to assist the physician or other medical professional and the business operations of the medical facility. This course includes fundamentals of:  appointment scheduling, documents and maintain medical records, patient communications, third party reimbursement, an introduction to electronic medical record systems and practices, and introduction into applying governmental health care guidelines. Emphasis is on customer service and accuracy.  Computer/web access required.  Lab Fee.

POFT 1120  Job Search Skills (1-1-1-0) (Course syllabus contains specific information and requirements)

This is a lecture and lab course and the student must enroll in each. Course is hybrid C. Student must have computer and web access. This course includes skills to seek and obtain employment:  resume preparation, interviewing skills, job search, retaining employment.  This course may be scheduled to meet only 4 times a semester.  Lab Fee.

TECM 1303 Technical Calculations (3-3-0)

This course will focus on specific mathematical calculations required by business, industry, and health occupations.

Approved articulations: These credentials are approved for articulation in the Medical/Nursing Assistant Program.  Student must provide documentation of the credential. 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 Health and Human 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 (CNA) 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
  • American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP), Phlebotomy Technician awarded by the American Society of Clinical Pathologist can be substituted for PLAB 1323 Phlebotomy
  • National Healthcareers Association, Certified Phlebotomy Technician and documentation of the completion of a minimum of 30 successful live blood draws can be substituted for PLAB 1323.

 

Program entrance requirements (See individual course syllabi) – Students must:

  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,

  1. Provide current immunization documentation prior to participating in clinical activities,
  2. Provide current negative TB test,
  3. Provide an acceptable criminal history background check (no felony convictions).
  4. Submit to periodic random drug tests.  (Course syllabi contain specific information and requirements.)

NURA 1301. Nurse Aide for Health Care (3-2-4-0)

Co-requisites: NURA 1407, HPRS 1105, 1106, ECRD 1111, NUPC 1320, , 1291 and 1164

Knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to provide basic care to residents of long term care facilities. Topics include resident’s rights, communication, safety, observation, reporting and assisting residents in maintaining basic comfort and safety. Emphasis on effective interaction with members of the health care team, restorative services, mental health and social service needs. Lab fee.

NURA 1407. Body Systems. (4-3-4-0)

Co-requisites: NURA 1301, HPRS 1105, 1106, ECRD 1111, NUPC 1320, 1291, and 1164

A basic study of the structures and functions of the human body. Lab fee.

NUPC 1164. Practicum – Patient Care Assistant/Aide. (1-0-0-7)

Co-requisites: NURA 1301, 1407, HPRS 1105, 1106, ECRD 1111, NUPC 1320,  and 1291

Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college and student. Lab fee: $52. Lab fee includes liability insurance premium and drug screening. Fee is subject to change if insurance premium changes.

HPRS 1106. Essentials of Medical Terminology. (1-1-1-0)

Co-requisites: NURA 1301, 1407, ECRD 1111, NUPC 1320, , 1291, and 1164, HPRS 1105

A study of medical terminology, word origin, structure and application. Lab fee.

HPRS 1105. Essentials of Medical Law/Ethics for Health Professionals. (1-1-0-0)

Co-requisites: NURA 1301, 1407, ECRD 1111, NUPC 1320,1291, 1164, HPRS 1106

Introduction to the relationship between legal aspects and ethics in health care, with emphasis on the ethical and legal responsibilities of health care professionals.

NUPC 1320. Patient Care Technician/Assistant. (3-2-4-0)

Co-requisites: NURA 1301, 1407, ECRD 1111, NUPC 1164, , 1291, HPRS 1105 and 1106

Training, skills, and knowledge needed to gain employment as a Patient Care Technician in a hospital setting. Lab fee.

ECRD 1111. Electrocardiography.. (1-0-3-0)
Co-requisites: NURA 1301, 1407, NUPC 1164, 1320, 1291, HPRS 1105 and 1106

Fundamentals of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology. Includes basic electrocardiography procedures, interpretation of basic dysrhythmias, and appropriate treatment modalities. Lab fee.

NUPC 1291. Special Topics in Patient Care Assistant/Aide. (2-0-0-6)
Co-requisites: NURA 1301, 1407, ECRD 1111, NUPC 1164, 1320, HPRS 1105 and 1106

Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. Lab fee.

 

 

Component Area

Courses

Semester Hours

Communication (010)

Both:

ENGL 1301 AND

ENGL 1302

6

Mathematics (020)

One course from:

MATH 1314, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1342, 2312, 2413

3

Life & Physical Sciences (030)

* Two Courses from:

BIOL 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1411, 1413, 2401, 2402, 2420, 2421, 2404

CHEM 1405, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425

PHYS 1401, 1402, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426

6

Language, Philosophy,

And Culture (040)

One course from:

ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328,  2332,  2333

HUMA 1301

PHIL 2306

SPAN 2311, 2312

3

Creative Arts (050)

One course from:

ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304

DRAM 1310, 2366

MUSI 1306, 1307, 1310

3

History (060)

Two courses from:

HIST 1301, HIST 1302, HIST 2301

6

Government (070)

Both:

GOVT 2305 AND GOVT 2306

6

Social & Behavioral Sciences (080)

One course from:

ECON 2301, 2302

PSYC 2301, 2314

SOCI 1301, 1306, 2301

3

Component Area Requirement CAO (090)

Two courses from:

BCIS 1305

BIOL 1406, 1407, 1411, 1413, 2401, 2402, 2420, 2421, 2404

CHEM 1405, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425

EDUC/PSYC 1300

ENGL 2311

MATH 1314,1324, 1325, 1332, 1342, 1350, 1351, 2312, 2413, 2414, 2318, 2320, 2415

PHYS 1401, 1402, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426

SPCH 1315, 1321

6

Suggested Pathway Electives

Suggested pathway electives  to complete 60 semester hours

18

(2 of the 18 hours will consist of science labs)

* The following science combinations will satisfy the life & physical science requirement

BIOL 1406 and BIOL 1407; BIOL 1408 and BIOL 1409; BIOL 1411 and BIOL 1413; BIOL 1406 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1407 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1408 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1409 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1411 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1413 with any CHEM or PHYS; CHEM 1405 and CHEM 1407; CHEM 1406 and CHEM 1407; CHEM 1405 with any BIOL or PHYS; CHEM 1406 with any BIOL or PHYS; CHEM 1407 with any BIOL or PHYS

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