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.
NCMA 102. Clinical Procedures 1. 4 Credits.
Develop communication and technical skills used in a medical office setting.


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.


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.


NCMA 112
Clinical Procedures II -- 4 Credits


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


NCMA 113
Clinical Practicum I -- 4 Credits


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


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.


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.