Health Care Technology Courses

HCT 61, Introduction to Health Care
Lec-35

ADVISE: Readiness for college-level English or ESL 188

An overview of the evolution of medicine and health care delivery. Development and organization of health care professions, including health information management and medical assisting. Emphasis on inpatient, outpatient, and physician office record content; numbering and filing systems; and electronic health record adoption.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HCT 67, Computer Applications in the Health Care Setting
Lec-17.5 Lab-52.5

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 186 or placement in ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

An introduction to the various types of computer systems and their use in health care. Instruction will include word processing, spreadsheets, presentation materials, databases, the Internet, and the Health Information Exchange. Importance of data accuracy, consistency, completeness, letter and memo presentation, and data security are emphasized.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HCT 82A, Professional Practice Preparation and Certification
Lec-26.5 Lab-26.5 P/NP Only

PREREQ: HIT 50B; MED 49; MED 56; MED 70; MED 71; MED 55 COREQ: HCT 82B

This class covers the requirements to complete the professional practice in a medical office, outpatient clinic, or health center, including various clinical and administrative skills, preparation for taking certification exams, and resume, job search, and interviewing techniques.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HCT 82B, Professional Practice Internship
P/NP Only

COREQ; HCT 82A

A supervised, unpaid experience in developing a professional relationship with patients and health professionals in physicians' offices, outpatient clinics, and health centers focusing on professional attitudes and work-related entry-level competencies. One unit of credit is earned for 60 hours of unpaid or 75 hours of paid work.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HCT 104, Phlebotomy Technician
Lec-92.5 Lab-27

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 186 or placement in ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Theoretical knowledge and skills competencies necessary to meet California regulatory requirements for phlebotomy technicians. Emphasis on phlebotomy techniques, equipment, medical/legal considerations, safety, infection control, specimen collection and handling, patient preparation and patient care. Course prepares student to take the CPT-1 examination.

CSU
Units: 5.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HCT 110, Health Unit Coordinator
Lec-52.5 Lab-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Instruction in core concepts required for certification as health unit coordinator. Health care environments, roles and responsibilities of unit coordinator, ethical issues; medical terminology; communication systems; medical transcription; patient medical record maintenance; processing orders, and professional communications within the health unit.

CSU
Units: 4
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable