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1 ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED BUSINESS WITH A MAJOR IN HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

2 ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED BUSINESS WITH A MAJOR IN HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Program Overview The Associate of Applied Business in Administrative Assisting with a Major in Health Information Technology program consists of courses that will prepare students for a Health Information Technology certification. Health Information Technologists may be employed in any organization that uses patient data or health information, such as pharmaceutical companies, law and insurance firms, and health product vendors.

3 1228 CLOCK HOURS 101 CREDITS ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED BUSINESS WITH A MAJOR IN HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Program Outline Course Code Course Title Credit Hours MS1005 Anatomy and Physiology, Part I 3 MS1062 Anatomy and Physiology, Part II 3 GE1051 Composition 3 CA1002 Database Management 3 MS2003 Disease Pathology/Lab Tests 3 GE1013 Earth/Environmental Science 4 FS1001 Freshman Seminar 1 MC2002 Health Claims Examining 3 HT2001 Health Information Technology Capstone 4 HT1050 Health Information Technology Case Studies 4 MC2001 Healthcare Data Content/Structure 3 GE1007 Introduction to College Mathematics 4 CA1001 Introduction to Computer Concepts 3 HT1001 Introduction to Health Information Technology 3 CA1051 Introduction to Operating Systems & Networking 3 JO2001 Job Orientation 3 MC1001 Medical Billing Specialist 3 MS2007 Medical Coding-CPT/HCPCS 3 MS2006 Medical Coding-ICD 3 MS1056 Medical Law and Ethics 3 MS1002 Medical Terminology I 3 MS1059 Medical Terminology II 3 MS1060 Pharmacology 3 GE1009 Political Science 4 BA1004 Principles of Management 4 GE1003 Psychology 3 GE1012 Speech 4 CA1006 Spreadsheet Applications I 3 TY1001 Typewriting/Keyboarding I (Theory) 3 TY1051 Typewriting/Keyboarding II 3 MC1051 Understanding Healthcare Insurance 3 CA1007 Word Processing I 3 Code Explanation: The alpha prefixes indicate the course being taught. The numbering system indicates the level of the course, as follows: 1000 series are beginning classes; 1050 series are intermediate classes; and 2000 series are advanced classes. Certain intermediate classes may be prerequisites for beginning classes.

4 Course Descriptions Listed Alphabetically by Course Name Unless otherwise indicated, all courses are three (3) credit hours MS1003 ANATOMY and PHYSIOLOGY I Students are introduced to various aspects of human anatomy and physiology for work in a medical or health-related field. Diseases, anomalies, and present-day medical procedures are studied. Emphasis is on how tissues, organs, and body systems work together to carry on complex activities. Extensive medical terms are highlighted in this course. MS1051 ANATOMY and PHYSIOLOGY II In this course emphasis will be on the cardiovascular, respiratory, reproductive, special-senses, endocrine, digestive, urinary, and lymphatic systems. EN1001 COMMUNICATIONS (BUSINESS ENGLISH) This basic English class concentrates on developing the ability to communicate effectively and correctly. Emphasis is placed on grammar, sentence structure, spelling, and punctuation. GE1051 COMPOSITION Prerequisite: See Page 17, Entrance Evaluation Policy This class integrates writing instruction with reading and editing skills. Students learn to write concisely in direct response to assigned readings. CA1002 DATABASE MANAGEMENT Prerequisites: CA1001 and CA1007 Students are introduced to database management concepts through intensive hands-on use of popular database-management software. Students use a variety of exercises to build from the simple to the complex. Topics include creating tables, forms, reports, and queries. MS2003 DISEASE PATHOLOGY/LAB TESTS This course will apply the knowledge previously learned in Medical Terminology I and II, and Anatomy and Physiology I and II, to the disease process. Common diseases will be covered in a body systems approach. Laboratory and diagnostic tests will also be applied to each body system. The relationship between diagnostic testing and diagnosis of disease will be explored. GE1013 EARTH/ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE The central theme of the course is the link between humans and their surroundings, specifically the causal interrelationship of humans and the environment. FS1001 FRESHMAN SEMINAR Take in first quarter This course presents a variety of college survival skills. Students will be introduced to topics such as personal finances, study habits, and support networks, as well as, note-taking and test-taking strategies

5 MC2002 HEALTH CLAIMS EXAMINING This course will teach the principles and theories of health claims examining, detailing the skills necessary to process, pay, and apply claims as an examiner accurately and consistently. Emphasis is placed on rejected claims. HT2001 HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE Prerequisite: HT1050 The course provides a comprehensive review of the skills and knowledge required to implement and support healthcare IT (HIT) systems in various clinical and healthcare business settings. The course is based on the CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician exam (Exam HIT-001) competencies. Topics covered include: Healthcare Organizational Behavior; Healthcare Regulatory Requirements; Healthcare Business Operations; Healthcare IT Security, Privacy, and Confidentiality; and Healthcare IT Operations. The course also includes seven practice exams keyed to certification competencies. HT1050 HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CASE STUDIES Prerequisite: HT1001 In this course, students will apply critical thinking skills to real-world workplace scenarios. The course is intended to aid the student to transition from theory learning to application. MC2001 HEALTHCARE DATA CONTENT and STRUCTURE This course introduces generic components of medical record content, use and structure of health care data, and how it relates to primary and secondary records systems. Legal and ethical issues are also covered. GE1007 INTRODUCTION to COLLEGE MATHEMATICS Prerequisite: See Page 17, Entrance Evaluation Policy A realistic comprehensive approach to math as it relates to business and economics. Students will learn everyday business situations that need mathematical computations with emphasis on basic mathematical calculations such as mean, median, mode; ratios and proportions, perimeter, circumference, area, and volume; and basic algebraic problem solving. CA1001 INTRODUCTION to COMPUTER CONCEPTS This hands-on computer course requires students to work through a series of tutorials based on the Microsoft Office Suite. It culminates in an opportunity for the ICDL (International Computer Driver s License) certification. HT1001 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY This course examines healthcare regulatory requirements, the functions of a healthcare organization and its medical business operations in addition to IT hardware, software, networking, and security. The CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician (HIT-001) exam objectives provide the framework for this course.

6 CA1051 INTRODUCTION to OPERATING SYSTEMS & NETWORKING Prerequisite: CA1001 Students will learn navigation, manipulation of files and folders, storage, security, and maintenance of operating systems, primarily using Microsoft Windows. Other operating systems, the Mac OS, and Linux systems, will be introduced and briefly discussed. Networking will focus primarily on Microsoft Windows over Ethernet wired networks and the use of wireless networks. The student will be introduced to topologies, hardware, physical cabling, configuration, printing, security, protocols, setup, and troubleshooting. JO2001 JOB ORIENTATION Take in last quarter The student will focus on effective job-search skills. Specifically, the course covers job-search methods, researching jobs, networking, using the telephone, interviewing, resume preparation, cover letters and follow-up letters, effective time-management strategies, and personal characteristics (dress, attitude). Each student is required to prepare a portfolio. MC1001 MEDICAL BILLING SPECIALIST This course presents a practical and focused overview of medical insurance and billing, HIPAA compliance tips, and preparation of paper and electronic claims. Experience is gained by preparing forms used for Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Worker s Compensation, TRICARE and CHAMPVA, disability, dental, and hospital insurance. MS2007 MEDICAL CODING CPT/HCPCS This course covers procedural coding and will enhance coding skills by addressing specific coding issues within particular areas. The use of CPT codes simplifies the reporting of services to identify accurately the procedure or service performed by the medical practitioner. HCPCS national codes were developed to report services that include injectable drugs, ambulance services, prosthetic devices, and other selected provider services. MS2006 MEDICAL CODING ICD This course covers diagnostic coding and will facilitate coding knowledge and enhance coding skills by addressing specific coding issues within particular areas. Medical coding is defined as the translation of diagnoses, procedures, and services into numeric and/or alphanumeric components for statistical reporting to insurance carriers so that they can reimburse the medical practice. MS1056 MEDICAL LAW and ETHICS Students will learn to recognize the ethical and legal responsibilities in patient management and in the physician s practice, adhering to legal and governmental safety standards for patient care and record maintenance. Emphasis will be placed on HIPAA rules and regulations. MS1002 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I This is an introduction to professional medical terminology. The course is designed to develop one of the most basic skills in the allied health fields. Emphasis is placed on the meanings of Latin and Greek word parts that allow the student to understand complex medical terms.

7 MS1059 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II This course builds on the foundation built in Medical Terminology I. It will include more topical terminology as it relates to medical specialty areas as well as terms specific to osteopathic and podiatric practitioners. MS1060 PHARMACOLOGY The general principles of drug action, methods of administration, metabolism, excretion, and clinical application will be presented. Essential elements of math principles and dosage calculations will be explored. Also, a survey of several drug categories i.e., cardiovascular medications, antibiotics, neuromuscular blockers, anticoagulants and diuretics are included. GE1009 POLITICAL SCIENCE This course allows for in-depth discussion and analysis of major contemporary, social, economic, and political issues, their effect on the current world situation, and their potential effect on future generations. BA1004 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT This course is designed to provide the student with a practical understanding of management principles, techniques, and concepts. Course topics include an overview of the nature of organization and the primary functions of the manager: creating, planning, organizing, motivating, communicating, and controlling. Students explore each managerial function through case studies and problems. GE1003 PSYCHOLOGY This general psychology course introduces students to the study of psychology as a science. Emphasis is placed on the scientific method, major psychological concepts, critical thinking/problem solving skills, social behavior, diversity, and cognitive principles. GE1012 SPEECH Improving oral communication is the aim of this course. Impromptu, extemporaneous, and persuasive speeches will enable participants to gain the confidence necessary to become clear, concise, and effective in expressing their ideas. CA1006 SPREADSHEET APPLICATIONS I Prerequisite: CA1001 This is an introductory course in spreadsheet applications. Topics to be covered include creating, formatting, saving, and printing a spreadsheet, using formulas and statistical/logical, financial functions, creating graphs, what-if analyses, and creating, sorting, and querying lists. TY1001 TYPEWRITING/KEYBOARDING I (Theory) The goal of this course is the acquisition of correct technique that will provide a sound foundation for the later development of speed and accuracy. The student will be introduced to simple business letters, memos, and report formats. The student will begin to develop proofreading skills. Speed tests will be part of this course, and a student must strive to achieve a speed of 35 net words per minute. TY1051 TYPEWRITING/KEYBOARDING II Prerequisite: TY1001 This is a continuation of the training offered in Typewriting/ Keyboarding I. Attention is centered on applying the technical knowledge to various letter styles, office forms, and manuscript preparation. Speed tests will be part of this course, and a student must strive to achieve a speed of 45 net words per minute.

8 MC1051 UNDERSTANDING HEALTH CARE INSURANCE This course describes the organization, financing, and delivery of health care services. Emphasis is placed on organization and activities of all health care facilities. Medical record management and the organization of the medical office are also covered. Emphasis is placed on medical reimbursement from the billing process to the collection of the bill. Also, participating and nonparticipating provider and filing for Medicare are covered. CA1007 WORD PROCESSING I Prerequisite: CA1001 Students will use a Windows-based word processing package to learn such features as inserting, deleting, and formatting text, document storage, retrieval and printing, merging, multi-page documents, columns, graphics, and tables.

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