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What classes do I take for a CNA or CMA?

I'm working in health care and I can take classes I just don't know what classes to take.

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Kess’s Answer

If you are looking to become a CMA or CNA, there are usually specific programs for this. Depending on where you want to work, the employer may also take EMT (emergency medical tech) certification as an equivalent.
CMA certifications usually require a CMA Diploma which are often offered at community colleges. Then a national licensing exam is taken. I went through the National Center for Competency Testing for my certs.

If you are already a CMA or a CNA, consider taking classes like anatomy and physiology, first aid, medical terminology, and even medical ethics. Many of these will count towards CE's (continuing education) credits to maintain your certifications. Also look at whichever company your certification is through; they will often have courses online that can be completed pretty easily.
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Phoebe’s Answer

To be a CNA or CMA, you have to go through a certificate program, which does not require any prerequisites. Each program is different, and some may require a BLS CPR certificate, but for the most part, most programs don't require any classes, just your time and commitment.

Usually, CNAs and CMAs want to pursue nursing, which requires you to go through a degree program. Degree programs like an associate's or bachelor's require you to take prerequisites like chemistry, human anatomy, and human physiology before applying.
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