Courses

Health Care Technology

CVT 101, Cardiovascular Technician
Lec-52.5

PREREQ.: BIO 106 or BIO 108 COREQ.: ECHO 101 and CVT 110 ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Cardiac anatomy and the cardiac electrical conduction system. Electrocardiogram (ECG) identification and measurements, action potential curve, basic cardiac dysrhythmia, myocardial ischemia and infarction patterns. Interpretation techniques of 12 lead ECGs, long term ECG recording and exercise stress testing protocols, procedures, and analysis.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
CVT 110, Cardiovascular Skills
Lec-105 Lab-52.5

PREREQ.: BIO 106 or BIO 108 COREQ.: ECHO 101 and CVT 101 ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Develop technical imaging skills to perform echocardiograms and manipulate ultrasound system instrumentation. Identify cardiac structures and locations of standardized measurements. Complete electrocardiogram(ECG) and assess rhythm strips and 12 lead electrocardiograms.

CSU
Units: 7
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
CVT 201, Advanced Cardiovascular Technician
Lec-52.5 Lab-52.5

PREREQ.: CVT 101

Advanced complex cardiac rhythms including heart blocks, bundle branch blocks, and accessory pathways. Includes cardiac pharmacology, pacemaker technology, exercise treadmill exams, and stress echo indications: procedures and analysis.

CSU
Units: 4
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
CVT 210, Advanced Cardiovascular Skills
Lec-87.5 Lab-105

PREREQ.: CVT 110

Theory and practice in the classroom setting of exercise stress testing, ECGs, echocardiograms and stress echocardiograms. In the clinical internship, observation and participation of non-invasive cardiology procedures: ECGs, exercise stress testing, echocardiograms, stress echocardiograms, and Tranesophageal Echoes (TEEs).

CSU
Units: 7
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
CVT 301, Physics of Cardiac Ultrasound
Lec-52.5

PREREQ: CVT 201

Description and analysis of ultrasound physics as applied to sound waves, transducers, two-dimensional
images, Doppler, hemodynamic principles, system functions, ultrasound artifacts
and biosafety concerns.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
CVT 310, Clinical Experience in Cardiac Ultrasound
Lec-70 Lab-262.5

PREREQ: CVT 210

Provide students with experience in performing echocardiograms on adults in the lab and clinical setting. Emphasis is on the development of ultrasound scanning techniques, application of measurements, Doppler interrogation, and interpretation of
results in the clinical setting.

CSU
Units: 9
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
CVT 410, Clinical Experience in Advanced Cardiac Ultrasound
Lec-87.5 Lab-420

PREREQ.: CVT 310

Provide students with advanced experience in performing echocardiograms on adults in the
clinical setting under the guidance of departmental preceptors. Emphasis is on the completion of
diagnostic quality cardiac ultrasound exam with application of measurements, Doppler
interrogation, and interpretation of results.

CSU
Units: 13
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ECGT 101, ECG Technician I
Lec-52.5 Lab-70

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

Introduction to the cardiovascular system and related terminology. Emphasis on basic rhythm identification, calculation of wave forms, and cardiac disease states. Patient preparation, running, mounting and basic interpretation of 12 lead, single and three channel ECG tracings.

CSU
Units: 4
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly EKGT 101

ECGT 102, ECG Technician II
Lec-52.5 Lab-52.5

PREREQ.: ECGT 101

Advanced knowledge of cardiovascular system with emphasis on the heart in disease states including interpretation of advanced arrhythmias, hypertrophies, cardiac ischemia, and myocardial infarction. Patient preparation and running of appropriate ECG machines. Introduction to other non-invasive cardiology tests.

CSU
Units: 4
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly EKGT 101

ECGT 103A, Electrocardiography Professional Experience
Lec-17.5 P/NP Only

PREREQ.: ECGT 102 COREQ.: ECGT 103B

Covers professional requirements relating to supervised experience in a Non-Invasive Cardiology Department performing cardiovascular procedures. Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) Registry Exam application and preparation skills.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ECGT 103B, Electrocardiography Professional Practice
field trips P/NP Only

PREREQ.: ECGT 102; Approval of Health Care Technology Department. COREQ.: ECGT 103A

Provide students with supervised professional experience in a Non-Invasive Cardiology Department performing cardiovascular procedures. Emphasis on performing electrocardiograms and exercise stress tests on inpatients and outpatients. One unit of credit is earned for each 60 hours of unpaid, or 75 hours of paid work.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ECHO 101, Echocardiography
Lec-105 Lab-52.5

PREREQ.: BIO 106 or BIO 108 COREQ.: CVT 101 and CVT 110 ADVISE: Background check, drug screening, immunization records and TB testing required by the medical centers for internship attendance; ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Cardiac anatomy and physiology. Standard presentation of Two Dimensional (2D) Echo and M-Mode images of normal and abnormal echocardiograms. Color flow, pulse and continuous wave Doppler findings of normal and cardiac pathology identify valvular stenosis and regurgitation. Description of cardiac pathology and associated 2D findings, Doppler patterns, and related calculations for determining severity.

CSU
Units: 7
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Students must submit an application and be accepted into the CVT/ECHO Program prior to registration. Required background check and drug screening. Required current immunization records an TB testing.

ECHO 201, Advanced Echocardiography Technician
Lec-87.5 Lab-105

PREREQ.: ECHO 101

Advanced cardiac abnormalities evaluated by two dimensional (2D), M-Mode, and Doppler methods include: stenosis, valve abnormalities, regurgitation, diastolic dysfunction, cardiomyopathies, pericardial and coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, hypertension, pulmonary hypertension, right ventricular methods of evaluation, masses and tumors, endocarditis, prosthesis, aortic root diseases, and cardiac transplants. Transesophagael Echo: standard views, and Doppler identification.

CSU
Units: 7
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ECHO 301, Advanced Cardiac Abnormalities
Lec-70 Lab-52.5

PREREQ: ECHO 201

Description and echocardiographic findings of advanced cardiac abnormalities including
pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary emboli, endocarditis, prosthetic valves, cardiac masses,
transplant, and aortic root disease. Emphasis on cardiac embryology and congenital cardiac
defects and the associated echocardiographic findings. Content includes echocardiographic
identification of surgical repairs of congenital cardiac diseases.

CSU
Units: 5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ECHO 401, Advanced Echocardiographic Studies
Lec-105

PREREQ.: ECHO 301

Course content introduces advanced cardiac ultrasound technologies and assessment methods including 3D Echocardiography, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, Ventricular Assist Devices, Transesophageal Echocardiography, Electrophysiology Studies, Strain-Strain Rate and Speckle Tracking. Emphasis on carotid ultrasound imaging, Doppler, and characteristics of carotid pathology.

CSU
Units: 6
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
EMT 11A, Pediatric CPR and First Aid
Lec-9 P/NP Available

Training for childcare providers in pediatric CPR and first aid including the practice of universal precautions, use of an AED and integration with the EMS system. Qualified participants are awarded the American Heart Association Pediatric Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED card. This course fulfills the requirement of the State EMS Authority for Childcare Providers.

CSU
Units: 0.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Students enrolled in this course will be assessed a lab/material fee for CPR First Aid cards

EMT 12, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
Lec-9 P/NP Available

American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with AED certification course. Instruction and practice in the identification and the care of cardiac arrest and choking in adults, children, and infants. AHA BLS Provider cards issued for those who meet competency standards.

CSU
Units: 0.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Students enrolled in this course will be assessed a $5 lab/material fee for AHA BLS Provider certification card.

EMT 13, Standard First Aid
Lec-9 P/NP Available

Standard First Aid includes how to activate the Emergency Medical Services System, recognize the need for emergency care, resuscitation, and specific care for certain medical, traumatic, and environmental emergencies on infants, children, and adult patients. American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED card awarded to those who meet AHA competency standards.

CSU
Units: 0.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Students enrolled in this course will be assessed a $20 lab/material fee for AHA Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED card.

EMT 14, First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

Emergency care for one and two-rescuer adult, child, and infant CPR with bag mask ventilation and AED. First aid for the sick and injured including care of life-threatening, medical, environmental, and traumatic emergencies. Standard first aid, CPR, and AED certification(s) granted upon successful completion of requirements.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Students enrolled in this course will be assessed a $25 lab/material fee for CPR and first aid cards.

EMT 99, National Registry EMT Exam Preparation Course
Lec-18 P/NP Only

ADVISE: EMT 100

Preparation for the computer-adaptive examination used by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) to verify cognitive competency of a basic level Emergency Medical Technician. This course assists students with test-taking skills on scenario-based exams.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
EMT 100, Emergency Medical Technician
Lec-105 Lab-105 P/NP Available

PREREQ: Current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card ADVISE: Certified background check, immunization screening, drug screening, and enrollment in certified background system are required for all enrolled students before being placed on clinical rotations.

Designed to meet the requirements of the State and National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Education Standards for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) basic level provider. Students acquire the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills required to provide emergency care and transportation of the ill and injured. Includes required clinical experience on ambulance.

CSU
Units: 8
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
EMT 101A, EMT Theory and Skills I
Lec-70 field trips

Explores the knowledge and skills of basic Emergency Medical Services workers. Content introduces skills of the basic Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) including history of EMS and foundations of prehospital care. The first of two classes that prepares
students to enter an EMT program.

CSU
Units: 4
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
EMT 101B, EMT Theory and Skills II
Lec-70 field trips

PREREQ.: EMT 101A

The second portion of EMT theory and skills provides the knowledge and skills required to manage emergencies in the prehospital setting. Emphasis on the assessment and management of various medical and traumatic emergencies.

CSU
Units: 4
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

All sections will charge a material fee of $5.00

EMT 104, Advanced Skills for EMS Providers
Lec-52.5 Lab-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ: EMT 100

A review of the advanced life support psychomotor competency portfolio approved by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) at the paramedic level. Incorporates advanced assessment and treatment skills into case review and simulations of critical and non-critical medical and trauma patients.

CSU
Units: 4
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
EMT 104, Advanced Skills for EMS providers
Lec-70

PREREQ.: EMT 100

This course is a review of the advanced life support psychomotor competency portfolio approved by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) at the paramedic level. The course incorporates advanced diagnostic and treatment competencies into the systematic assessment of critical and non-critical medical and trauma patients in simulated scenarios.

CSU
Units: 4
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
EMT 5000, Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid training for laypersons who may require a completion card for their workplace. The course consists of the early recognition, management of a victim of a medical, environmental, or traumatic injury, performance of CPR with an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of airway obstruction. An American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED card will be awarded upon successful completion and requires a $5 fee for the card.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit

Students enrolled in this course will be assessed a $20 lab/material fee for CPR and First Aid cards

EMT 5005, EMT Refresher

PREREQ.: current EMT certification and current CPR certification

This course meets the State of California requirements for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) refresher, providing the course content and skills verification necessary as an EMT at the basic level. Students must hold current California EMT certification to be enrolled in this course.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit

All sections will charge a material fee of $5.00.

EMTP 121, Introduction to EMS
Lec-35 Lab-52.5

PREREQ.: BIO 106; EMT 104

Introduction to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) including the history of EMS development, medical legal issues in emergency care, health and safety of the paramedic, principles of patient assessment, and EMS research.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
EMTP 122, Pharmacology and Advanced Airway
Lec-35 Lab-52.5

PREREQ.: BIO 106; EMT 104 COREQ.: EMTP 121; EMTP 123; EMTP 125

Basic principles of pharmacology including drug classifications, actions, therapeutic uses in emergency medical services (EMS) and methods of medication administration. Basic and advanced airway and ventilatory management principles.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
EMTP 123, Trauma Emergencies
Lec-52.5

PREREQ.: BIO 106; EMT 104 COREQ.: EMTP 124

Pathophysiology, assessment and management of trauma emergencies in the field. Basic and advanced management principles and continuum of trauma care. Focus on prehospital and definitive management of patients with shock as the result of traumatic injury.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
EMTP 124, Trauma Certification
Lec-17.5 Lab-52.5

PREREQ.: BIO 106; EMT 104 COREQ.: EMTP 123

This course meets the requirements for trauma certification according to national, state and local standards in emergency medical services. This course is a required for students enrolled in the paramedic program.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
EMTP 125, Cardiorespiratory Emergencies
Lec-52.5 Lab-52.5

PREREQ.: BIO 106; EMT 104

Assessment and management principles in EMS advanced life support care of patients with respiratory and cardiovascular emergencies in the emergency setting. Includes ECG interpretation of dysrhythmias,12-Lead ECG, and cardiorespiratory pharmacology. Advanced cardiac life support guidelines and preparation for certification.

CSU
Units: 4
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
EMTP 126, Neuroendocrine Emergencies
Lec-35 Lab-52.5

PREREQ.: Acceptance into the Paramedic Program

Prehospital assessment and management of patients with altered mental status, seizures, strokes, diabetes, and other dysfunctions of the neuroendocrine systems.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
EMTP 127, Medical Emergencies
Lec-35 Lab-52.5

PREREQ.: Acceptance into the Paramedic Program

Prehospital assessment and management of patients with medical emergencies, including allergic, anaphylactic, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, hematologic, toxicologic, psychiatric, environmental, infectious, and immunologic emergencies.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
EMTP 128, OB/GYN & Pedi Emergencies
Lec-52.5 Lab-52.5

PREREQ.: Acceptance into Paramedic Program

Prehospital assessment and management of gynecological, obstetric, neonatal and pediatric emergencies.

CSU
Units: 4
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
EMTP 129, Special Populations, EMS Ops
Lec-52.5 Lab-52.5

PREREQ.: Acceptance into Paramedic Program

Prehospital assessment and management of patients with special healthcare challenges. Special populations topics include geriatrics, abuse/neglect, homelessness, poverty, hospice, and home care. Also reviews EMS operations, including crime scene awareness, and patient and scene management at multiple casualty incidents.

CSU
Units: 4
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
EMTP 130, Clinical and Field Internship
Lec-52.5 Lab-52.5

PREREQ.: EMTP 129 ADVISE: Paramedic student must pass final written examination and demonstrate clinical competency to be approved for field internship.

Paramedic program didactic review, simulation lab, and clinical rotations in emergency departments, operating room, labor and delivery, psychiatric emergency, pediatrics, intensive care unit and other settings. Prehospital field internship on an advanced life support ambulance is the final phase.

CSU
Units: 12
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly EMT-P 110

EMTP 130A, Paramedic Clinical Education
Lec-52.5 Lab-200 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: EMTP 126 and EMTP 127 and EMTP 128 and EMTP 129

Didactic and psychomotor competency evaluations in the Paramedic program and supervised patient care in a variety of clinical settings. Paramedic students must successfully pass all competency evaluations in this course to be approved for the Capstone Field Internship.

CSU
Units: 7
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
EMTP 130B, Paramedic Field Internship
field trips P/NP Available

PREREQ.: EMTP 130A; Approval of Health Care Technology Department

Capstone field internship with a paramedic preceptor on an ambulance for evaluation of baseline competency as safe, entry level paramedic pursuant to national and state standards and regulations in the emergency medical services (EMS) professions. Course completes with a review of terminal competency requirements, exit examinations and medical director review of student competency as a safe, entry level paramedic. One unit of credit is earned for 60 hours of unpaid, or 75 hours of paid work.

CSU
Units: 8
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
EMTP 131, Simulation in Emergency Medical Services Education
Lec-35 field trips

ADVISE: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: EMT 100 or EMTP 121

Introduction to the history, design, and facilitation of healthcare simulation in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) education and training. Adult learning theory, varieties of healthcare simulation, objectives, and practical application and practice across a range of simulation types.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HCT 61, Introduction to Health Care
Lec-35

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

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

Formerly HIT 67

HCT 82, Professional Practice Internship/ Certification
Lec-21 Lab-35 P/NP Only

PREREQ: HIT 50B and MED 56; MED 70; MED 71; MED 55; MED 49

A supervised experience in developing a professional relationship with patients and health care professionals in physician offices, hospital outpatient clinics, and health centers focusing on professional attitudes and work-related skills competency. Includes preparation for various certification exams to include Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Registered Medical Assisting (RMA), or the Certified Professional Coder (CPC).

CSU
Units: 5
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
HIT 50A, Medical Terminology I
Lec-52.5

Introductory course on the roots, prefixes, suffixes and abbreviations used to form and define medical terminology. The systems based terminology covers anatomy, vocabulary, disease states, diagnostic procedures, laboratory findings and standard pharmaceuticals in systems such as: gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and genitourinary.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HIT 50B, Medical Terminology II
Lec-35

PREREQ.: HIT 50A

Continuing medical terminology course with emphasis on the hematology, lymphatic, immune, musculoskeletal, integumentary, and endocrine systems, and the sense organs. Selected terminology and abbreviations used in specialty areas of psychology, oncology, radiology, and nuclear medicine.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HIT 51, Basic Medical Terminology
Lec-17.5

Basic course in medical terminology covering roots, prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations with emphasis on the gastrointestinal and cardiovascular systems. Recommended for students applying to the medical interpreter program and those exploring entry into health careers.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HIT 57, Disease Process
Lec-52.5

PREREQ: BIO 106; HIT 50A

Instructs students in the general principles of disease processes with emphasis on the etiologies and anatomical and physiological manifestations. The class focuses on diagnostic studies, procedures, treatments, and medications utilized in the diagnosing and treatment of diseases.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HIT 63, Health Information Systems
Lec-35 Lab-52.5

PREREQ.: HCT 61 and HIT 50A ADVISE: HCT 67

Instruction in healthcare delivery systems utilized in health information management practice with emphasis on secondary data sources, accreditation and regulatory requirements, alternative healthcare settings, the electronic health record (EHR), and healthcare information systems.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HIT 65, Organization of Health Data
Lec-35 Lab-52.5

PREREQ.: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: HCT 61 ADVISE: HCT 67

The study of basic hospital and health statistics including sources, definitions, and use of health data. Computerized and manual methods of collecting, processing, and preparing statistical reports and spreadsheets for health care management, including various methods of presenting data, predictability studies, data mining, calculation of common rates and percentages.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HIT 72, Legal Aspects of HIM
Lec-35 Lab-52.5

PREREQ.: HCT 61 ADVISE: HCT 67 and HIT 50B

Overview of the fundamentals of law, U. S. legal system, consents, confidentiality, release of information, use of patient records during proceedings and health information practice, ethics, regulatory requirements, compliance, risk management and quality improvement. Emphasis on privacy and security rules from the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HIT 73A, ICD-10-CM Coding
Lec-52.5

PREREQ.: BIO 106 COREQ: HIT 50A ADVISE: HCT 61

Provides students with basic International Classification of Disease, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) coding principles with emphasis on inpatient and outpatient guidelines. The course focuses on format, code conventions, Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS) guidelines, document sources, code sequencing, and code assignment.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HIT 73B, ICD-10-PCS Coding
Lec-35 Lab-52.5

PREREQ.: HIT 73A COREQ.: HIT 50B

ICD-10-PCS instructs students in the process of building codes in the new procedure coding system. Instruction includes selection of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes for coding cases, regulatory guidelines, an overview of Medical Severity Diagnostic Related Groups (MS-DRGs), and computerized encoders and groupers.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HIT 74, Introduction to Quality Improvement
Lec-17.5 Lab-52.5

PREREQ.: HIT 50B and 63

Evolution of continuous quality improvement in healthcare from the operational and clinical perspective. Topics include quality measurements and performance initiatives of patient outcomes, disease management, satisfaction surveys, quality measures, data sources, collection methods and measurement techniques. Use of control tools, statistical process, and benchmarking.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HIT 75, Organization and Management in Health
Lec-52.5

PREREQ.: HIT 77A ADVISE: HCT 82B

Instruction in the introduction to the principles of organization and management functions and theories in various settings, time management and management tools, communication processes, decision making strategies, recruitment and staffing, performance reviews, disciplinary actions, motivating personnel, budget, and grievances and labor unions.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HIT 76, CPT Coding
Lec-52.5

ADVISE: HIT 50A

The Current procedural terminology (CPT) coding system is used to describe services and procedures provided by health care providers to include evaluation and management, surgery, radiology, pathology, laboratory, and medicine. The class includes an overview of the Health Care Common Procedure Coding System.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HIT 77A, Professional Practice I
Lec-52.5 Lab-105 P/NP Only

COREQ.: HIT 73A ADVISE: HIT 63 and HIT 65

Provide students with supervised professional practice experience in performing tasks health information departments or other types of health information practice settings at affiliated facilities. Emphasis on the clinical application of the principles and practice of health information management.

CSU
Units: 5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HIT 77B, Professional Practice II
Lec-52.5 Lab-105 P/NP Only

PREREQ.: HIT 77A

Provide students with advanced, specialty professional practice experience in performing specific activities in the HIM setting. Emphasis on legal aspects, quality and risk management, utilization review, management and supervision, CPT and ICD coding, DRG assignment, healthcare statistics and electronic health records. Preparation and review for national certification examination.

CSU
Units: 5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Recommended to be taken in student's last semester

HIT 78, Reimbursement Methods in HIM
Lec-35

COREQ.: HIT 73A

Overview of the historical developments of the U.S. reimbursement and payment systems in various healthcare settings. Emphasis on healthcare reimbursement methodologies, prospective payment systems, clinical coding, coding compliance, voluntary healthcare insurance plans, government-sponsored health care programs, managed care plans, revenue cycle management, and quality issues.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HIT 79, Healthcare Quality and Reimbursement
Lec-52.5 Lab-52.5

PREREQ.: HIT 50B COREQ.: HIT 73A ADVISE: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: HIT 63; HIT 76

This course explores healthcare quality and emerging pay-for-performance reimbursement methodologies. Analyzes the complexities of quality, the measurement and improvement of quality, and explores measures from a variety of organizations and comparison sites. Introduction to key theories and concepts, models of quality improvement as the basis for improved outcomes and reimbursement.

CSU
Units: 4
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly HIT 74 and HIT 78 which have been combined into HIT 79

MED 49, Clinical Procedures
Lec-87.5 Lab-35

PREREQ.: BIO 106 and HIT 50A ADVISE: MATH 30

Instruction in clinical procedures to include aseptic techniques, medical instruments, charting, vital signs, patient history, sterilization and maintenance of equipment, preparation of patient, instruction in the collection of lab specimens, injections, and electrocardiograms. Instruction in medical calculations, prescriptions, and commonly prescribed medications.

CSU
Units: 5.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
MED 55, The Electronic Health Record
Lec-35 Lab-52.5

ADVISE: HIT 50A

Structural components of the interactive electronic health record (EHR) and how it supports communication and continuity of care. Perspective on how the EHR impacts work and workflow. Practical hands-on experience utilizing an educational version of an EHR to manage patient visit information, such as examination/assessment notes and treatment plans.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
MED 56, Administrative Procedures
Lec-52.5 Lab-35

ADVISE: HCT 61; ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Instruction in the U.S. health care environment; medicolegal and ethical responsibilities;
the art of communication; telephone, reception, appointment scheduling, medical record management techniques; written correspondence; processing mail and telecommunications; office managerial
responsibilities, seeking employment, and future health care trends.

CSU
Units: 3.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
MED 62, Communication and Professionalism in Health Care
Lec-35

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

Communication and professionalism play an increasingly important role in the success of health care professionals today. Effective communication will be explored from both personal and professional points of view. Critical thinking skills and case studies will be emphasized. This course will also explore the roles of health care professionals as the patient coaches and advocates of today.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
MED 70, Medical Insurance Billing
Lec-35 Lab-17.5

PREREQ: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: HIT 76 ADVISE: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: MED 71

A comprehensive and intensive study of the financial activities of medical insurance billing. The course reviews medical terminology as it relates to insurance claims, utilizes procedure and diagnostic coding, and provides practice in completing various insurance claim forms to include commercial, Medicare, Medicaid, worker's compensation, and disability insurance, and managed care claims.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
MED 71, Electronic Management of Financial Medical Records
Lec-17.5 Lab-52.5

ADVISE: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: HIT 76 and MED 70

An introduction to medical office financial applications. Practice with management software to create new accounts, post charges, payments, and adjustments to accounts, create patient statements and insurance claim forms, and print financial activity reports. Learn banking, collection, and accounts payable procedures, chart abstraction, and physician queries.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
MED 72, Advanced Medical Insurance Billing
Lec-35 Lab-17.5

PREREQ: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: HIT 76 HIT 73A

An advanced insurance billing course that concentrates on commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid insurance claims. The course focuses on specialty billing to include internal medicine, cardiology, general surgery, dermatology, neurology, OB/GYN, and orthopedics. Learn to complete primary and secondary insurance billing and appeal denied claims.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
MED 73, Advanced Medical Billing
Lec-17.5 Lab-35

PREREQ.: MED 71

An advanced medical billing course in which students will manage and edit patient billing records, analyze financial activities, examine insurance company policies and patient benefits, and compare and contrast the various medical billing credentials.

CSU
Units: 1.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
PHTC 101, Pharmacy Technician I - Theory
Lec-157.5

PREREQ.: MATH 60 COREQ.: PHTC 102 ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Prepares students to work as technicians in pharmacies under the direct supervision of a pharmacist. Drug classification and indications; pharmacy laws, rules and regulations; storage, inventory, and record keeping of drugs; drug dose calculations and pharmacy math; basic anatomy and physiology; medical terminology, abbreviations, and symbols used in prescriptions.

CSU
Units: 9
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
PHTC 102, Pharmacy Technician I - Clinical
Lec-70 Lab-160

COREQ.: PHTC 101

Application of pharmaceutical knowledge, pharmacy law, pharmaceutical calculations, and terminology to a lab and clinical setting as well as storage and labeling of drug requirements, sterile and non-sterile products preparation, and computerized record keeping.

CSU
Units: 7
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
PHTC 102A, Health Care Mathematics
Lec-36

Introduction to mathematical calculations required for health care professionals. Emphasis on the use of ratio and proportion method, percentage and basic algebraic equations to determine drug dosing. Topics include various measurement systems for calculating oral and parenteral drug dosages.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
PHTC 103, Pharmacy Technician II - Theory
Lec-157.5

PREREQ.: PHTC 101

Advanced drug classification, mechanism of action, indications, and side effects; preparation of intravenous additives and chemotherapeutic agents; record keeping of legend and controlled drugs; anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, pharmacology, and pharmaceutical calculations, and pharmacy law as they pertain to pharmacy practice.

CSU
Units: 9
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
PHTC 104, Pharmacy Technician II - Clinical
Lec-35 Lab-164

PREREQ.: PHTC 102 COREQ.: PHTC 103

Application of advanced drug preparation skills to various clinical settings as well as maintaining inventory, storage requirements, drug selection, preparation and filling of prescriptions. Emphasis on quality assurance and the use of automated technology as related to preparation of IV admixtures and chemotherapeutic agents.

CSU
Units: 5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable