Medical Assisting Skills

Course Number: SAH-015
Course Hours: 136
Assigned Course Preparation Hours: 34

Course Description

NTI’s Medical Assistant program combines classroom instruction and hands on clinical activities
to provide students with a comprehensive learning experience. This course covers the clinical
instruction portion of the CMA program. Clinical instruction provides hands-on training of the
procedures and skills necessary for assisting the physician.

Learning Objectives

  1. Assist a healthcare provider by giving up to date information about a patient’s medical record and vital signs.
  2. Perform any tests, services and procedures which will assist the provider in their clinical diagnosis.
  3. Document and maintain patient records, phone calls, and quality control logs.
  4. Multitask and prioritize all duties and responsibilities in order of importance
  5. Maintain a safe and OSHA compliant work environment.
  6. Maintain the highest level of professionalism.
  7. Test for a national certification.

Educational Resources

This course is based on Clinical Medical Assisting, Study Guide for Clinical Medical Assisting, and Nursing Drug Guide.


Refer to the Student Catalog and Handbook for the full list of policies.

Assessment Weights

Class Participation & Discussions: 20%
Quizzes: 30%
Midterm Exam: 20%
Final Exam: 30%


CMA Lesson Plan