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H103 US History I

4 Semester Credit Hours

An exploration and analysis of major themes and events in the political, cultural, social, economic and intellectual history of the United States from 1900 to 1950. Topics include the Wright brother’s first flight, Prohibition, The Great Depression and World War I. Course contains 3 semester credit hours (45 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work.

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H104 US History II

4 Semester Credit Hours

An exploration and analysis of major themes and events in the political, cultural, social, economic and intellectual history of the United States from 1950 to present day. The aftermath of World War II, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, the first man on the moon, and the introduction of the personal computer are among course topics. Course contains 3 semester credit hours (45 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work.

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HM301 Organizational Resources

3 Semester Credit Hours

This course focuses on the leadership and management aspects of Health Information Management. Students will learn the concepts of human resources, strategic planning, staff management and departmental assessment. Labs consist of assigned practice and projects relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work

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HM302 Healthcare Statistics and Research

3 Semester Credit Hours

In this course, students will apply basic concepts of medical statistics for administrative, financial and departmental purposes. The course utilizes a hands-on approach to promote critical thinking skills, analysis, and an understanding of underlying data. The importance of evaluating the source of the data and how the rates are obtained is also covered. Labs consist of assigned practice and projects relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work.

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HM303 Health Services Organization and Delivery

3 Semester Credit Hours

Licensure, accreditation and certification with various government and private health entities is a critical element for any health care organization. This course provides an understanding of how relationship between these diverse organizations. Students will explore the policies and procedures as it relates to compliance with the various organizations. Labs consist of assigned practice and projects relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work.

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HM304 Healthcare Communication Technologies

3 Semester Credit Hours

In this course, students will use technology to manage health care information. This hands-on course provides a practical understanding of data collection, software for HIM processes, data integrity and policy & procedure. Labs consist of assigned practice and projects relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: HM303

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HM305 Data Storage & Security

3 Semester Credit Hours

This course explores the integrity, security processes, data retrieval and electronic health data management as it relates to protected health information (PHI). Electronic auditing will also be covered. Labs consist of assigned practice and projects relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: MC204

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IE301 Introduction to PLCs, Control Devices and Circuits

3 Semester Credit Hours

This course provides the student with a basic understanding of Programmable Logic Controllers and the components they govern. PLCs use sensors to measure variables and actuators to control processes. Monitoring and controlling motion, position, force, pressure, level, flow, heat, light, thickness, radiation, humidity and time are presented. Electronic power supplies are also covered. Lab projects are assigned to enhance understanding of sensing devices and circuits. Course contains 30 clock hours of lecture (2 semester credit hours) and 30 clock hours of lab (1 semester credit hour). Prerequisites: BE203, CF201, CF304

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IE302 Control Systems and PLC’s

3 Semester Credit Hours

Control of industrial processes is often the function of a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC). Number systems and digital logic functions necessary to understand PLC operation and programming will be introduced. Students will learn the functions of the PLC and how to input programs into the PLC. The types of process control, as well as analog, digital, and electromechanical controllers, are introduced. Applications requiring logic circuits, counting circuits and timer circuits are presented. Lab projects are assigned to enhance understanding PLC control. Course contains 30 clock hours of lecture (2 semester credit hours) and 30 clock hours of lab (1 semester credit hour). Prerequisite: IE301

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IE303 Control Systems and PLCs II

3 Semester Credit Hours

This second PLC course continues developing an understanding of the PLC. Presented are practical control applications of monitoring and controlling using the PLC. Relays, starters, switches, sensors, transducers, actuators and controllers are discussed in conjunction with PLC monitor and control systems. Lab projects are assigned to provide experience using the PLC. Allen-Bradley Micro-logic software is used for the PLC courses. Course contains 30 clock hours of lecture (2 semester credit hours) and 30 clock hours of lab (1 semester credit hour). Prerequisite: IE302

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IE304 Robotics: Hydraulic, Pneumatic

3 Semester Credit Hours

Robots may contain electronic, mechanical, fluid and/or air-controlled devices. This course provides an understanding of simple machines and the principles of hydraulics and pneumatic actuators and controllers. Course contains 30 clock hours of lecture (2 semester credit hours) and 30 clock hours of lab (1 semester credit hour). Prerequisites: BE203, CF201, CF304

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M102 Personal Financial Planning

4 Semester Credit Hours

This course will draw on the practical applications of economics, accounting, finance, consumer law, tax law and consumer psychology and their vast importance in personal financial decision-making. Course contains 3 semester credit hours (45 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work.



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M103 College Mathematics

4 Semester Credit Hours

Studies include, but are not limited to: sets and counting, probability, statistics, finance, matrices, linear programming, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and precalculus studies. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 3 semester credit hours (45 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work.

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MC201 Information and Communication Technologies for Healthcare Professionals

3 Semester Credit Hours

A solid foundation in computer common computer applications is a must for allied health professionals. This course provides a comprehensive overview of basic computer functionality and common software applications as it applies to healthcare systems. Labs consist of assigned practice and projects relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work.

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MC202 Professionalism in the Medical Office

3 Semester Credit Hours

Allied Health Professionals must be able to communicate professionally with a diverse community to include patients, insurance company representatives, physicians, colleagues and more.  This course focuses on the professional skill set as it relates to providing excellent customer service in a medical environment. Labs consist of assigned practice and projects relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work.

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MC203 Anatomy & Physiology I

3 Semester Credit Hours

Designed for allied health learners with little or no biology knowledge, this course provides a comprehensive introduction to anatomy & physiology. It is organized according to body systems, and focuses on the body working together to promote homeostasis. Labs consist of assigned practice and projects relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work.

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MC204 Medical Terminology

3 Semester Credit Hours

This course provides students with an understanding of using healthcare language to clearly communicate with other health care team members. Medical terminology concepts, terms and abbreviations are explored.  Labs consist of assigned practice and projects relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work.

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MC205 Introduction to Coding and Pathophysiology

3 Semester Credit Hours

This course serves as an introduction to medical coding to include diagnoses and procedure coding and the applicable reference materials. In addition to the overview, students will apply basic coding principles and develop a further un-derstanding of anatomy, physiology and disease processes of the human body. Labs consist of assigned practice and projects relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work.
Prerequisites: MC203 and MC204

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MC206 Basic Diagnosis Coding

3 Semester Credit Hours

ICD Coding is a continuation of Introduction to Coding with focused instruction on ICD Coding. Emphasis will be placed on accuracy and sequencing and students will practice extensive coding. Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs), Ambulatory Patient Groups (APGs) will also be introduced. Labs consist of assigned practice and projects relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work.

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MC207 Basic Procedure Coding

3 Semester Credit Hours

As a follow on to Introduction to Coding, Basic CPT & HCPCS Coding provides hands-on labs focused on coding used to describe medical and surgical services and procedures provided by physicians, hospital outpatient and ancillary departments, hospital emergency departments and other ambulatory care facilities. Labs consist of assigned practice and projects relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work.

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