Students who have successfully completed their program, are recommended by their instructor, and have met the requirements to participate in an externship opportunity may spend 160 hours of practical application in a supervised health care setting. While externships are not required in order to take the state CMA exam, externships increase skill practice and employability. Students who qualify for an externship must pay an additional fee of $295 for this optional program.
In this comprehensive 10 week hybrid course, students will study the normal structure of the human body and how it functions. Students will attend class one day a week for traditional classroom instruction with an additional assignment to be completed at home. Instruction will be provided using videos, textbooks, presentations, and on-line resources. This is an essential course to prepare for a career in health care or as a prerequisite for other medical courses.
In this comprehensive 10-week hybrid course, students attend one day each week for traditional classroom instruction with an additional assignment to be completed at home. Students will be introduced to the language of medicine and will gain an understanding of basic elements, rules of building and analyzing medical words and terms associated with the body as a whole.