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Medical Credit

Medical/Nursing Asst. students could earn 2 Level 1 Certificates

Basic
Advanced

For details, contact Gayla Roberts 903-675-6212

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  1. Do you like to help others?
  2. Are you interested in healthcare?
  3. Do you like variety in your work?
  4. Are you seeking employment in a fast growing occupation?
  5. Would you like a pathway where training at a beginning level contributes to training at a higher level? You can advance without repeating training courses.
  6. Would you like to work in outpatient care at a clinic?
  7. Would you like to work with direct patient care in a long term care setting such as a hospital or nursing home?

The Medical/Nursing Assistant Certificate Program, administered through the TVCC Continuing and Workforce Education Department and 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.

Students majoring in Medical/Nursing Assistant have the opportunity to earn two college level 1 certificates: Basic and Advanced.

  • CCMA certification, earned through Basic Medical Assistant training, can articulate for 17 college credits toward the Advanced Medical/Nursing Assistant certificate. This training focuses on out-patient care.
  • The Advanced M/NA certificate requires 32 credits and focuses on both long term direct patient care and outpatient care. (17 credits focusing on out-patient care are not repeated in Advanced M/NA when the Basic MA CCMA certification is articulate.)

This training provides hands-on, face-to-face skill training and preparation for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Exam (CCMA). Some classes may be offered as on-line courses.

Course

Description

Credits

MDCA 1321

Administrative Procedures

3

MDCA 1409

Anatomy & Physiology for Medical Assistants

4

MDCA 1305

Medical Law & Ethics

3

MDCA 1313

Medical Terminology

3

MDCA 1317

Procedures in a Clinical Setting

3

MDCA 1348

Pharmacology & Adminstration of Medication

3

MDCA 1352

Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures

3

MDCA 1254

Medical Assisting Credential Exam Review (Capstone Course)

2

Total

24

Focused on both outpatient care in clinics and long term direct patient care in hospitals and nursing homes.

This provides hands-on, face-to-face skill training and preparation for Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Exam and Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) Exam. Some classes are offered as on-line learning courses.

Course

Description

Credits

NURA 1401

Nurse Aide for Health Care (Long term patient care)

4

MDCA 1313

Medical Terminology

3

HITT 1249

Pharmacology

2

PLAB 1323

Phlebotomy

3

NURA 1407

Body Systems

4

MDCA 1317

Procedures in a Clinical Setting

3

TECM 1303

Technical (Medical) Calculations

3

HPRS 1205

Essentials of Medical Law & Ethics

2

POFM 1317

Medical Administrative Support

3

MDCA 1360

Clinical – Medical/Clinical Assistant (outpatient)

3

PLAB 1191

Special Topics in Phlebotomy/Phlebotomist

1

NURA 1160

Clinical – Nursing Assistant/Aide & Patient Care Assistant (long term patient care)

1

Total

32

Crosswalk of Course Substitutions Between Medical/Nursing Assistant Courses. (Courses with same/similar outcomes)

Completed CCMA certification can be articulated into the Advanced Medical/Nursing Assistant Certificate.

Basic Medical Assistant classes on the left are interchangeable(↔) with Advanced Medical/Nursing Assistant classes on the the right

Basic Medical Assistant Course

Advanced Medical/Nursing Assistant Courses

MDCA 1321

Administrative Procedures

POFM 1317

Medical Administrative Support

MDCA 1409

Anatomy & Physiology for Medical Assistants

NURA 1407

Body Systems

MDCA 1305

Medical Law & Ethics

HPRS 1205

Essentials of Medical Law & Ethics

MDCA 1313

Medical Terminology

MDCA 1313

Medical Terminology

MDCA 1317

Procedures in a Clinical Setting

MDCA 1317

Procedures in a Clinical Setting

MDCA 1348

Pharmacology & Adminstration of Medication

MDCA 1348

Pharmacology & Adminstration of Medication

Students majoring in Medical/Nursing Assistant programs have the opportunity to earn these industry/state certifications.

  • CNA (Certified Nurse Aide) – A Texas Department of Health and Human Services credential. (long term direct patient care)
  • CCMA (Certified Clinical Medical Assistant – A nationally recognized industry certification from National Healthcareers Association (out-patient care and medical front office skills)
  • • CPT (Certified Phlebotomy Technician) – nationally recognized industry certification for National Healthcareers Association (out-patient care and hospital labs)

All courses in the Basic Medical Assistant Certificate are available for ISDs to provide as dual credit, and can be scheduled for completion while in high school. Contact TVCC dual credit department, TVCC CWE Department or your local school administration.

Medical careers is the fastest growing employment field in the United States. (U.S. Dept. of Labor)

  • Basic Medical Assistant Certificate - prepares for careers focused on out patient care.
  • Advanced Medical/Nursing Assistant Certificate – prepares for careers focused on both long-term, direct patient care and out patient care.

Mini certificates of 9-14 credits available for specific employment skills. Available for: Nurse Aide for Health Care

  • Phlebotomy
  • Medical Aide

Is Financial aide Avaliable?

  • Dual credit workforce education training if generally tuition free at ISDs within the TVCC Service Area.
  • Adult students may qualify for PELL funds, scholarships, and/or loans. Contact TVCC Financial Aid Office.

Can I take Medical/Nursing Assistant training as a non-credit student?

  • Fast Track CNA (Nurse Aide) and CPT (phlebotomy certification) are available as non-credit training with the TVCC Continuing and Workforce Education Department.
  • The earned certifications can be used for employment and can be articulated into the credit Medical/Nursing Assistant Program for college credit

Is high school graduation/GED required?

  • Dual credit students can take the training courses for both high school and college credit simultaneously.
  • Non-credit Fast Track training for CNA (Certified Nurse Aide) – student must be at least 16 years of age, academically and physically capable of completing the training and certification.
  • Non-credit Fast Track training for CPT (Certified Phlebotomy Training) – student must be at least 18 years of age, academically and physically capable of completing the training and certification.
  • High school graduation/GED is required for Credit Medical/Nursing Assistant program majors.

Is TSI testing required?

  • TVCC workforce certificate students are exempt from TSI; however, training is in college courses with college academic rigor. Students are welcome to enter and prove their capability of completion.

What are the required immunization?

 

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.