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Beginning AlgebraThis course helps students learn the basic mathematical concepts of algebra before they move
on to the next level in their mathematics curriculum. This course prepares students by having them apply some of the most common formulas and theorems.
Prerequisite: MAT 115
Introduction to SociologyThis course provides an overview of the terminology, theories, and questions used by sociologists to study how groups, cultures, institutions, norms, and values all work to shape society and an individual’s perception of the world.
Introduction to PsychologyThis course is the study of the facts, principles, and theories of psychology.Prerequisite: ENG 160
Principles of Speech CommunicationsThis course provides the student with a basic understanding of public speaking and how to prepare and present a variety of speeches. Effective communication skills will be emphasized throughout the course, and students will learn how to organize a successful speech. Audience demographics, such as size, heterogeneity, status as captive or voluntary, and composition, will be focused upon.
Principles of Business CommunicationsThis course focuses on the principles of communication as specifically applied in the business environment. It equips students with written and oral communication skills necessary for success in contemporary business organizations. It offers the proper use of communication tools to promote business goals. Amid today’s advancing technology, emails, instant messages, websites, and blogs are fast becoming part the communicator’s kit in addition to printed documents.
Prerequisites: ENG 160 or BUS 105
This course introduces students to the basic concepts of accounting, including the effects of transactions on financial statements, accounting for professional and merchandising operations, payroll accounting, and accounting controls.
Prerequisite:MAT 115 or MAT 120
Business Statistics I This course introduces the role of statistics in business research and decision-making and lays
the foundations of statistical analysis. Students will learn about distributions, measures of location and dispersion, probability, the normal probability distribution, sampling and testing methods, and decision analysis.Prerequisite: MAT 115, or MAT 120, or MAT 130
This course is designed to teach the basics of pharmacology. Students will learn to differentiate among drug classifications, terminology, spelling conventions, pronunciations, including a thorough review of mathematics and dosage calculations. Clinical implications and contraindications are reviewed for each body system. Special considerations are also discussed in detail for children, pregnant and nursing women, the aging patient population, end-of-life care, substance abuse, and herbal or alternative drug/herb interactions, and drug toxicity.
Prerequisite: MAT 110
This course is designed to orient students to the background and importance of insurance, coding, and the billing processes encountered in a physician office setting. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the reimbursement process and all aspects of insurance billing for a full range of today’s healthcare plans. Emphasis is placed on the importance of accurate healthcare documentation and the contents of the medical record including: documentation requirements, legal and ethical issues, HIPAA regulations, and the AHIMA standards of ethical coding practices.
Co-requisite: HIT 107
This course focuses on learning the coding conventions and guidelines for the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM medical coding systems and then applying the rules to accurately assign codes for patient medical services. You will become familiar with the ICD-10-CM Draft, the history of
ICD-10 coding, and when adoption of this code set will take place. Emphasis will be placed on the coding guidelines and the official rules established for the use of the standard code sets in different healthcare settings. In addition to coding diagnostic services, a variety of healthcare payer systems are presented, such as managed care, Medicare, HMOs, and PROs.
Prerequisite: BIO 106
*Course has prerequisite requirement Total Credits: 60
**Course has co-requisite requirement
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