Courses

Kendera Medical Academy offers only ONLINE programs

System Requirements:

Minimum

1.6 GHz Processor

4 GB RAM (8 GB of RAM for the iOS course)

120 GB Hard Drive

Webcam

Microphone

Recommended
2 GHz Processor
8 GB RAM
256 GB Hard Drive (preferably solid-state)
Webcam
Microphone

Recommended operating systems: Windows 10, macOS, Ubuntu. For UX and iOS, macOS is heavily encouraged. For iOS, Mojave 10.14 is required. A prospective student must first take the KMA Challenge to demonstrate the ability to manage in an online environment. They must be able to download and use the requite software required to take the programs.

Distance Education

Distance education offers a convenient and effective method of learning for motivated students via the Internet. Students may enroll in programs anytime throughout the year. The Admissions Representative will assist students in choosing the program that best meets their needs and career goals. The Admissions Representative and faculty are available to students by telephone, email, fax, and mail if needed.

 

Upon enrollment, students receive a user ID and password that will allow them access to the virtual campus environment. Students can access their chosen program and its various modules, download materials, and communicate with faculty members and administrative office staff. In addition, students can enjoy the Virtual Library and virtual student forums.

Kendera Medical Academy

KMA Virtual Campus

KMA provides online programs through virtual classrooms. These virtual classrooms are supported by the online platform system, Moodle, a Learning Management System, provides an easy-to-use forum for discussions, real-time chats, sharing documents, access to the latest updates to program materials, the ability to complete course assignments and exams, review grade books, and much more. Students can collaborate and share with fellow students and faculty. Moodle can be accessed by thousands of students and instructors worldwide, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The maximum module capacity is 25 students per classroom.

Virtual library

KMA is a member of the Library and Information Resources Network (LIRN), Inc. LIRN is a consortium that maintains numerous resources and information services in allied health subject matters and medical-related topics. Accessible databases for KMA students include the E-Library, ProQuest, and Infotrac. Information regarding LIRN for students is provided through the Moodle Learning Management System.

Medical Assistant

Program Description

The objective of the program is to develop in students the personal traits and professional skills needed to perform as competent entry-level medical assistants. The program provides students with knowledge of anatomy and physiology, routine laboratory procedures, and patient care procedures commonly performed in medical offices.

 

The program consists of 45 online modules of health care foundations and medical office Modules. Each module is delivered asynchronously via the academy's Learning Management System website utilizing online course materials developed by Applied Educational Systems for its HealthCenter21 digital curriculum. There is ample planned interaction between faculty and students and among students, including email, discussion boards, chats, and postings to the web.

 

The ten Clinical Skills Modules are followed by a hands-on externship in a health care setting. Students shall not be paid for their externship experience.

 

Students will be prepared to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) national certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Upon completion of the 41 learning modules, students take an online CMA Certification Exam Preparation course before attempting the examination at a PSI Testing Center.

 

Program Length: 470 Clock Hours (excluding externship)

 

Prerequisite: Students must have a high school diploma or GED prior to enrolling in this course and no felonies or misdemeanors.

 

Program Objectives:

  • To function in all areas of the physician's office under the direction of the physician and/or his or her staff.

  • To be able to communicate and establish interpersonal relationships with the patient, family, the physician, and other office employees.

  • To demonstrate principles of ethics, conduct, personal appearance applicable to the medical assistant.

  • To perform clinical procedures.

  • To pass the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) national certification exam.

Administrative Medical Assistant

Program Description

The program is designed to enable the students to receive sufficient training in medical terminology, medical correspondence, fundamentals of physical examination and vital signs, bookkeeping, computers, and office practices so that graduate may find employment in offices of doctors, dentists, optometrists, and all types of medical clinics and facilities.

 

The program consists of 20 modules of computer applications, health care foundations, and medical office Modules. Each module is delivered asynchronously online via the academy's Learning Management System website utilizing online course materials developed by Applied Educational Systems for its HealthCenter21 digital curriculum. There is ample planned interaction between faculty and students and among students that includes email, discussion boards, chats, and postings to the web by students. Students will be prepared to sit for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) national certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Upon completion of the 23 learning modules, students take an online CMAA Certification Exam Preparation course before attempting the examination at a PSI Testing Center.

Program Length: 220 Clock Hours

 

Prerequisite: Students must have a high school diploma or GED prior to enrolling in this course and no felonies or misdemeanors.

 

Program Objectives:

  • To learn what is required to succeed as a Medical Administrative Assistant

  • To master multitasking as it relates to scheduling appointments, processing insurance requests, maintaining records, and corresponding with patients

  • To learn best financial practices for a medical center

  • To master the fundamentals of medical terminology and ethical best practices

  • To understand the basics of working with medical documents, medical billing, and coding processes

  • To pass the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) national certification exam.