NVCC 1999-2000 Catalog
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Purpose: The Clinical Medical Assistant Certificate is designed to prepare multi-skilled health care practitioners to perform clinical functions in the pre-hospital environment including physicians' offices, urgent care facilities, and nursing homes.

Students must comply with all General Admission Requirements for Annandale Campus Health Technology Programs. (See page 86.)

One Year1st Semester2nd Semester3rd Semester

   ENG111College Composition I or
   SPD110 Intro. to Speech Communication or
   SPD126 Interpersonal Communication3
   HLT141Intro. to Medical Terminology2
MDL100Intro. to Medical Lab. Technology2
   MDL108Human Pathogenic Concepts in Health2
MDL190Coordinated Practice: Phlebotomy4
   NAS150Human Biology4
   EMT130ECG Technician 1
   HLT110Concepts of Personal and Community 
   Health 2
   HLT198Pharmacology 2
NUR190Coordinated Practice: Patient Care 
   Skills 5
RAD195Topics In: Limited Radiography 3
   RTH195Topics In: Resp. Therapy Proc. 1
   SOC207Medical Sociology 3
   STD195Orientations to Health Care 1
MDL190Coordinated Practice: Clinical  
   Patient Care  3

Total Credits/Semester17183

Total credits for the Clinical Medical Assistant Certificate = 38.

1 MDL 100 meets the first 8 weeks of the semester. MDL 190 meets the second eight weeks. Upon successful completion of these two courses, students will be eligible to apply for phlebotomy certification.

2 Upon completion of NUR 190 students will be certified in First Aid and eligible to apply for Certified Nurse Assistant certification.

3 Upon successful completion of RAD 195 and one clinical diagnostic module students will be eligible to apply for licensure for Limited Radiography.

4 Six weeks, 36 hours per week = 216 clinical hours of clinical patient care.

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