Course Description

Announcement of Courses

Credit Degree Applicable Courses:

Health Information Technology (HIT)

  • HIT 50A - Medical Terminology I
  • HIT 50B - Medical Terminology II
  • HIT 51 - Basic Medical Terminology
  • HIT 55A - Medical Transcription Laboratory
  • HIT 55B - Medical Transcription II
  • HIT 55C - Medical Transcription III
  • HIT 57 - Disease Process
  • HIT 63 - Health Information Systems
  • HIT 65 - Organization of Health Care
  • HIT 67 - Computer Applications In Health Information
  • HIT 72 - Legal Aspects of Health Information Technology
  • HIT 73A - Basic Health Information Technology
  • HIT 73B - Advanced ICD-9-CM Coding
  • HIT 74 - Introduction to Quality Improvement
  • HIT 75 - Organization and Management
  • HIT 76 - CPT Coding
  • HIT 77A - Professional Practice I
  • HIT 77B - Professional Practice II
  • HIT 78 - Reimbursement Methods in HIT

Medical Assisting

  • MED 49 - Clinical Procedures
  • MED 56 - Administrative Procedures
  • MED 70 - Bookkeeping/Insurance Procedures
  • MED 71 - Computers for the Medical Office
  • MED 72 - Advanced Insurance Billing
  • MED 73 - Advanced Medical Manager
  • MED 82 - Internship/Certification
  • MED 83 - Administrative Internship
  • MED 85A - Medical Receptionist Externship

Pharmacy Technician

  • PHTC 101 - Pharmacy Technician I
  • PHTC 102 - Pharmacy Tech - Clinical I
  • PHTC 102A - Health Care Mathematics
  • PHTC 103 - Pharmacy Technician II-Theory
  • PHTC 104 - Pharmacy Technician II-Clinical

Psychoneuroimmunology

  • PNI 101 - Psychoneuroimmunology - Bodymind
  • PNI 102 - Psychoneuroimmunology - Aging

Related Course

  • LABR 96E - Labor Relations in Health Care

Non-Credit Courses:

Unit Coordinator and Basic Medical Word Processing

  • AHWC 9183 - Unit Coordinator
  • AHWC 9188 - Medical Computing Skills

Allied Health Care Technology

  • AHTC 9105 - Emergency Response Skills
  • AHTC 9121 - Skills for Home Care Providers

Credit Degree Applicable Courses:

Echocardiography

Students must submit an application and be accepted into the CVT Program prior to registration.

ECHO 101 - Echocardiography
7 Course Units, 6 Lectures, 3 Labs
Prereq.: ANAT 14 or ANAT 25
Coreq.: CVT 101, CVT 110
Students must submit an application and be accepted into the CVT Program prior to registration.
Cardiac anatomy and physiology. Standard presentation of Two Dimensional (2D) and M-Mode images. Principles and characteristics of color flow Doppler. Color flow, pulse and continuous wave Doppler investigated and applied to normal and abnormal cardiac ultrasound studies. Disease states relationship to ultrasound findings and calculations will be used to determine severity. CSU

ECHO 201 - Advanced Echocardiography Technician
7 Course Units, 5 Lectures, 6 Labs
Prereq.: ECHO 101, CVT 101, CVT 110
Coreq.: CVT 201, CVT 210
Advanced cardiac abnormalities evaluated by two dimensional (2D), M-Mode, and Doppler methods include: stenosis, valve abnormalities, regurgitation, cardiomyopathies, pericardial and coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, hypertension, tumors, prosthesis, and cardiac transplants. Transesophagael Echo: standard views and cardiac identification. CSU

ECHO 301 - Advanced Cardiac Abnormalities
5 Course Units, 4 Lectures, 3 Labs, Field Trips
Description and analysis of advanced cardiac abnormalities including cardiac embryology and congenital cardiac defects. Emphasis on cardiac congenital pathology, methods of interrogation used specifically with congenital cardiac ultrasound, and ultrasound findings of surgical repairs. CSU

ECHO 401 - Advanced Echocardiographic Studies
6 Course Units, 6 Lectures
Review of advanced cardiac ultrasound technologies and assessment methods including 3D echocardiography, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT), intravascular (coronary) imaging, Transesophageal Echocardiograms (TEE) assessment in Electrophysiology Studies (EP) and Strain Rate. Intergration of complex formulas and use of computers for generating preliminary interpretations.

CVT 101 - Cardiovascular Technician
3 Course Units, 3 Lectures
Prereq.: ANAT 14 or ANAT 25
Coreq.: ECHO 101, CVT 110
Cardiac anatomy and the conduction system. ECG identification and measurements, action potential curve, basic dysrhythmias, myocardial ischemia and infarction patterns, interpretation techniques of 12 lead ECGs. Holter monitor and exercise stress testing protocols, procedures, and analysis. CSU

CVT 103 - Vascular Ultrasound
3 Course Units, 3 Lectures, Field Trips
Prereq.: Completion of a Cardiovascular Technology Program, Ultrasound course, or Echocardiography course
Repeat: Max. 6 Course Units
Introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the vascular and peripheral vascular system. Emphasis on vascular pathology and the associated ultrasound images and Doppler patterns. Scanning techniques and instrumentation skills developed. Previous ultrasound experience required. CSU

CVT 104 - Venous Ultrasound
3 Course Units, 2 Lectures, 1 Conference, Field Trips
Prereq.: Completion of a Cardiovascular Technician (CVT)/Echocardiography Technician (ECHO) Program
Repeat: Max. 6 Course Units
Instruction will focus on the ultrasound imaging of upper and lower venous system with emphasis on identifying normal venous vasculature, venous pathology and ultrasound imaging techniques used to identify abnormalities. CSU

CVT 105 - Vascular Technology - Cerebrovascular Ultrasound
3 Course Units, 2 Lectures, 1 Conference, Field Trips
Prereq.: CVT/ECHO Program
Repeat: Max. 6 Course Units
Cerebrovascular Ultrasound will focus on the ultrasound imaging of the carotid arteries, vertebral and subclavian arteries. Content will include identifying the normal cerebrovascular system, arterial pathology, and ultrasound imaging techniques used to identify abnormalities. CSU

CVT 110 - Cardiovascular Skills
7 Course Units, 3 Labs, 6 Conferences
Prereq.: ANAT 14 or 25
Coreq.: ECHO 101, CVT 101
Development of competence skills in classroom and clinical settings to obtain ECG accurate tracings. Development of ultrasound scanning techniques and application of system measurements and imaging functions. Perform exercise stress testing treadmill,monitoring of vital signs, and computer linkage. CSU

CVT 201 - Advanced Cardiovascular Technician
4 Course Units, 3 Lectures, 3 Labs
Prereq.: CVT 101, ECHO 101, CVT 110
Coreq.: ECHO 201, CVT 210
Advanced complex cardiac rhythms including heart blocks, and accessory pathways. Includes cardiac pharmacology pacemaker technology and stress echo indications: procedures and analysis. Observation and practice of ECG and stress testing in clinical locations. CSU

CVT 210 - Advanced Cardiovascular Skills
7 Course Units, 6 Labs, 5 Conferences
Prereq.: CVT 101, ECHO 101, CVT 110
Coreq.: ECHO 201, CVT 201
Practice in the classroom setting of exercise stress testing, ECGs, echocardiograms and stress echocardiograms. Observation of non-invasive cardiology procedures: ECGs, exercise stress testing, echocardiograms, stress echocardiograms, and Transesophageal Echos (TEEs) in the classroom and at assigned clinical locations. CSU

CVT 301 - Physics of Cardiac Ultrasound
3 Course Units, 3 Lectures, Field Trips
Description and analysis of ultrasound physics as applied to sound waves, transducers, two dimensional images, Doppler, ultrasound artifacts and biosafety concerns. CSU

CVT 310 - Clinical Experience in Cardiac Ultrasound
9 Course Units, 1 Lecture, 3 Conferences, 15 Labs, Field Trips
Principles and practices in cardiac ultrasound in neonates through adults. Integrates all aspects of ultrasound technology with identification of congenital defects and disease states. Clinical experience is designed to be concurrent with theory and will be supervised in cooperating hospitals and cardiovascular office practices. CSU

CVT 410 - Clinical Experience in Advanced Cardiac Ultrasound
11 Course Units, 3 Lectures, 2 Conferences, 24 Labs
Advanced principles and practices in cardiac ultrasound in neonates through adults. Integrates all aspects of ultrasound technology with identification of congenital defects and disease states. Clinical experience is designed to be concurrent with theory and will be supervised in acute care facilities and cardiovascular office practices.

EKG Technician

EKGT 101 - EKG Technician
4 Course Units, 3 Lectures, 3 Labs
Prereq.: ESL 72 or 150 or eligible for ENGL 90
Patient preparation, performing and mounting of 12 lead, single channel EKG tracings. Introduction to the cardiovascular system and related terminology. Emphasis on basic rhythm identification and possible disease states. CSU

EKGT 102 - EKG Technician II
4 Course Units, 3 Lectures, 3 Labs
Prereq.: EKGT 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 appropriate EKG machines.  Introduction to other non-invasive cardiology tests. CSU

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Courses are being revised; see Mary J. Allen

EMT 100 - Emergency Medical Technician I
12 Course Units, 5 Lectures, 10 Conferences
Prereq.: CCSF Placement; admission to the curriculum in EMT
Coreq.: EMT 102
May be repeated.
Taught in conjunction with the EMT 1A Clinical course, according to the California Administrative Code requirements. Trains individuals in the basic life support skills necessary to work on an ambulance, Includes: cardia, respiratory, and medical emergencies; traumatic injuries; obstetrical and pediatric emergency care; and environmental injuries and CPR. This course leads to EMT 1A certification, which is a prerequisite to paramedic training. CSU

EMT 101 - Emergency Medical Technician I
6.5 Course Units, 4 Lectures, 4 Conferences
Coreq: EMT 102
May be repeated.
The theoretical knowledge and technical skills necessary for working in the emergency prehospital medical field. Key topics include: emergency management of victims of serious illness or injury; management of a disaster scene; and extrication of victims. This course is necessary for certification as an EMT-IFS by the state fire marshall's office. Practicum is included. CSU

EMT 101A - Emergency Medical Technician
3.25 Course Units, 2 Lectures, 2 Conferences
Repeat: Max. 6.5 Course Units
Provides the theoretical knowledge and technical skills necessary for working in the emergency pre-hospital medical field. CSU
EMT 101A-101B = EMT 101

EMT 101B - Emergency Medical Technician
3.25 Course Units, 2 Lectures, 2 Conferences
Prereq: EMT 101A
Coreq.: Completion/concurrent enrollment in EMT 102
Repeat: Max. 6.5 Course Units
Provides the theoretical knowledge and technical skills necessary for working in the emergency pre-hospital medical field. Key topics include emergency management of victims of serious illness or injury, management of a disaster scene, and extrication of victims.
CSU EMT 101A-101B = EMT 101

EMT 102 - EMT-IA Clinical
1 Course Unit, 2 Labs
Prereq.: Admission to the curriculum in EMT
Coreq.: EMT 100 or EMT 101
May be repeated.
EMT-1A Clinical is taught in conjunction with EMT-1A Theory (Fire Science 100) to train individuals in the basic life support skills necessary to work on an ambulance. Clinical skills in the course include: management of respiratory, cardiac, medical emergencies; obstetric and pediatric emergencies; traumatic injuries; and environmental emergencies. This course leads to certification (EMT-1A certification) which is a prerequisite for paramedic training. CSU

EMT 103 - EMT Refresher
1.5 Course Units, 24 Lectures (total hours), 8 Labs
Prereq.: Current EMT-I Certification
May be repeated as required for certification
The Emergency Medical Technician Refresher Course is required for recertification of EMT-I personnel. This course consists of didactic and skills instruction. The student will be updated in all areas of emergency medical prehospital care, as contained in the EMT-I scope of practice. CSU

EMT 104 - Intermediate Skills for the EMT
4 Course Units, 72 Lectures (total hours)
Prereq.: EMT 100
Repeat: May be repeated once.
Intermediate skills for the EMT 1 with emphasis on pre-hospital assessment and management techniques necessary for the care of patients experiencing cardiac and respiratory emergencies. Focus on ECG monitoring, operation of a defibrillator, and advanced airway management. Local and state guidelines will be discussed. CSU

Paramedic Program

Students must submit an application and be accepted into the Paramedic Program prior to registration.

EMTP 120 - Paramedic Theory - Human Systems
5 Course Units, 96 Lectures (total hours)
Prereq.: EMT 100 or EMT 101
Principles and application of the language and terminology of medicine. Overview of the structure and function of the major body systems, organization of the body, and homeostatic mechanisms. Emphasis on evaluation and documentation skills used in the delivery of emergency care. This course is for students holding current EMT certification. CSU Formerly EMTP 100

EMTP 121 - Paramedic Theory - Roles and Responsibilities
2 Course Units, 36 Lectures (total hours), Field Trips
Prereq.: EMTP 120
Overview of the emergency health care profession and the role of the paramedic within the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) system. Development of communication competency skills in the use of radio equipment and when speaking to adjunct medical staff and EMS partner. Emphasis on legal issues and medical emergency record keeping. CSU Formerly EMTP 101

EMTP 122 - Paramedic Theory - Drugs, IV, Airway
2.5 Course Units, 42 Lectures/Conference (total hours), Field Trips
Prereq.: EMTP 121
Basic principles of pharmacology, drug classifications, action of drugs, clinical uses, administration of drugs, and advanced airway techniques. Emphasis on drugs and solutions used in the pre-hospital emergency environment by paramedics. CSU

EMTP 123 - Paramedic Theory - Trauma
4 Course Units, 72 Lectures/Conferences (total hours), Field Trips
Prereq.: EMTP 122
Focus on evaluation, management, and procedures necessary to assist in the emergency care of victims of trauma, including: management of injuries involving the musculoskeletal, nervous, digestive, genitourinary, respiratory, cardiac, and integumentary systems. Focus on multi-system injuries. CSU

EMTP 124 - Paramedic Theory - PHTLS
1 Course Unit, 32 Lectures/Conferences (total hours), Field Trips
Prereq.: EMTP 12
Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) certification course. CSU

EMTP 125 - Paramedic Theory - Cardiac
4.5 Course Units, 84 Lectures/Conferences (total hours), Field Trips
Prereq.: EMTP 124
Prehospital evaluation and management of patients experiencing cardiac and respiratory emergencies, including monitoring and interpretation of ECG's.  Comprehensive treatment through the use of advanced airway management, cardiac pharmacology, rapid defibrillation, and utilization of cardiac monitoring in the clinical setting.  Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS). CSU Formerly EMTP 105

EMTP 126 - Paramedic Theory - Endocrine/Nervous
4 Course Units, 76 Lectures/Conferences (total hours), Field Trips
Prereq.: EMTP 125
Overview of the anatomy and physiology of the endocrine and nervous systems. Emphasis on pre-hospital recognition and treatment of common endocrine and neurological emergencies. Focus on care of the in-patient with neurological and endocrine disorders. CSU Formerly EMTP 106

EMTP 127 - Paramedic Theory - Special/Abdominal
5 Course Units, 100 Lectures/Conferences (total hours), Field Trips
Prereq.: EMTP 126
Emphasis on evaluation and in-hospital management of a patient presenting with altered mental state, non-traumatic acute abdomen, drug and alcohol abuse, poisoning, anaphylaxis, infectious disease, and environmental emergencies. CSU Formerly EMTP 107

EMTP 128 - Paramedic Theory - Repro/Pedi
4 Course Units, 76 Lectures/Conferences (total hours), Field Trips
Prereq.: EMTP 127
Focus on pre-hospital evaluation of pediatric, obstetrical, and gynecological emergencies. Emphasis on special considerations in treating a pediatric patient, including medico-legal, psychological, and emotional needs to the pediatric patient and patient's family. Instruction on Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) according to the standards of the American Heart Association. Emphasis on normal childbirth in the pre-hospital and Labor & Delivery setting and pre-hospital obstetrical emergencies. Focus on gynecological injuries and diseases in the pre-hospital and clinical setting. CSU Formerly EMTP 108

EMTP 129 - Paramedic Theory - Special Systems
5 Course Units, 100 Lectures/Conference (total hours), Field Trips
Coreq.: EMTP 128
Emphasis on evaluation and in hospital management of patients presenting with behavioral emergencies. Emphasis on the special medical needs of the geriatric patient. Focus on ambulance operations to include hazardous incidents. CSU Formerly EMTP 109

EMTP 130 - Paramedic - Clinical/Field Internship
12 Course Units, 60 Conferences (total hours), 480 Labs (total hours)
Prereq.: EMTP 129
Clinical internship and field phase of paramedic training with a demonstration of advanced life support skills in a variety of emergency situations. Emphasis on clinical evaluation and intervention in the pre-hospital setting, Emergency Department, Psychiatric Emergency Services, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Labor and Delivery Trauma, Operating Room Anesthesia and Pediatric Clinic. CSU Formerly EMTP 110

ERT 100 - Introduction to Emergency Care
1 Course Unit, 1 Lecture
Advise: EMT 100 or EMT 101
Introduction to the principles and practice of emergency care, emphasis on the role and responsibilities of the emergency room technician; laws governing health care providers and medical/legal issues; special focus on the emergency care team and emergency facilities. CSU

ERT 101 - Emergency Cardiac Care
4 Course Units, 5 Lectures
Prereq.: EMT 100 or EMT 101
An overview of the structure and function of the heart; focus on ECG monitoring and interpretation, including 12-lead ECG; emphasis on assessment and management techniques necessary for the comprehensive care of patients experiencing cardiac emergencies. CSU

ERT 102 - Body Systems and Assessment
2 Course Units, 2 Lectures
Advise.: EMT 100 or EMT 101
Introduction to the language and terms of medicine. An overview of the structure and function of the major body systems, organization of the body, and homeostatic mechanisms. Emphasis on assessment and documentation skills used in the delivery of emergency care. CSU

ERT 103 - Respiratory Management
3 Course Units, 3 Lectures
Advise.: EMT 100 or EMT 101
Focus on clinical assessment and intervention for patients presenting with acute respiratory dysfunction secondary to respiratory diseases, airway obstruction or thoracic trauma. Emphasis on treatment modalities, airway management, and drug therapy. CSU

ERT 104 - Phlebotomy Technician
3.5 Course Units, 2 Lectures, 4 Conferences
Prereq.: ESL 160 or ESL 82 or ENGL 92 or placement in ENGL 93 or ENGL 94; or ESL 170
Advise: EMT 100 or EMT 101
Introduction to phlebotomy, venipuncture for the purpose of drawing blood. Emphasis on phlebotomy techniques and equipment, medical/legal considerations, safety and infection control, and the phlebotomist as a member of the health care team. CSU

ERT 106 - Introduction to Trauma Care
3 Course Units, 3 Lectures, Field Trips
Advise.: EMT 100 or EMT 101
Emphasis on techniques necessary to evaluate and assist in the emergency care of victims of trauma, including:  management of injuries involving the musculoskeletal, nervous, digestive, genitourinary and integumentary systems, focus on multi-system injuries and burns.  Focus on special emergency room procedures required in the care of the injuries patient. CSU

ERT 109 - Clinical Pharmacology
2 Course Units, 2 Lectures
Advise: EMT 100 or EMT 101
Basic principles of pharmacology: drug classification, action of drugs, clinical uses, weights and measures, and administration. Emphasis on drugs and solutions used in an emergency department. The role of the emergency room technician to assist the nurse. CSU

ERT 110 - ERT Clinical Practice I
1 Course Unit, 5 Labs
Prereq.: Current California EMT-I certificate
Clinical training in EMT. Focus on communication skills and working as a member of the emergency health care team. Emphasis on basic evaluation and management techniques for a variety of emergency situations and assisting with routine and  special examinations. CSU

ERT 111 - Common Medical Emergencies
3 Course Units, 3 Lectures
Advise: EMT 100 or EMT 101
Emphasis on techniques necessary to evaluate and assist in the management of the patient presenting with a medical emergency.  Focus on problems resulting from endocrine dysfunction, altered mental status, nontraumatic acute abdomen, drug and alcohol abuse, poisoning, anaphylaxis, infectious diseases and environmental injuries.  CSU

ERT 114 - Pediatric Emergencies
2 Course Units, 2 Lectures
Advise: EMT 100 or EMT 101
Focus on emergencies seen in the pediatric patient. Evaluation and management techniques required in the emergency room setting. Emphasis on the special considerations for a pediatric patient, including the psychological and emotional needs of the patient and the patient's family. CSU

ERT 115 - Advanced Phlebotomy Technician
1 Course Unit, 1 Lecture
Advanced Phlebotomy Technician is open to experienced phlebotomists with at least 1,050 hours on-the-job experience only. The course is based upon the required curriculum mandated by Laboratory Field to satisfy the 20 hours of advanced classroom instruction required for the experienced phlebotomist to complete prior to taking the state certification exam in Phlebotomy. CSU

Health Care Technology

Courses are being revised; contact Mary J. Allen

HCT 60A - Health Care Provider Refresher
1 Course Unit, 1 Lecture, P/NP available
Prereq.: Certificate of Completion, Award of Achievement or Licensure in a health related field
This class is designed as a refresher, preparation, or continuing education course for health care professionlas. The content will focus on system-based medical terminology and disease process, CPT and ICD-9-CM coding, medical legal issues, and medical record management specific to the cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems. CSU

HCT 60B - Health Care Provider Refresher
1 Course Unit, 2 Lecture, P/NP available
Prereq.: Certificate of Completion, Award of Achievement or Licensure in a health related field
This class is designed as a refresher, preparation, or continuing education course for health care professionals. The content will focus on system-based medical terminology and disease process, CPT and ICD-9-CM coding, medical legal issues, and medical record management specific to the genitourinary and endocrine systems. CSU

HCT 60C - Health Care Provider Refresher
1 Course Unit, 1 Lecture, P/NP available
Prereq.: Certificate of Completion, Award of Achievement or Licentsure in a health related field
This class is designed as a refresher, preparation, or continuing education course for health care professionals. The content will focus on system-based medical terminology and disease process, CPT and ICD-9-CM coding, medical legal issues, and medical record management specific to the respiratory and Integumentry systems. CSU

HCT 60D - Health Care Provider Refresher
1 Course Unit, 1 Lecture, P/NP available
Prereq.: Certificate of Completion, Award of Achievement or Licensure in a health related field
This class is designed as a refresher, preparation, or continuing education course for health care professionals. The content will focus on system-based medical terminology and disease process, CPT and ICD-9-CM coding, medical legal issues, and medical record management specific to the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. CSU

HCT 61 - Introduction to Health Care
3 Course Units, 2 Lectures, 3 Labs, Field Trips
Prereq.:  ENGL 90 or ESL 150 or placement in ENGL 92 or ESL 82 or ESL 160
Overview of the evolution of health care systems.  Historical development and organization of health information management and other professional associations involved in health care.  Emphasis on filing and numbering systems, data access, and record content. CSU

HCT 66 - Medical Typing/Transcription
4 Course Units, 2 Lectures, 6 Labs, Field Trips
Prereq.: Typing speed of 40 WPM
Using both Microsoft Word 2000 and Corel WordPerfect Suite 7 word processing programs, students will prepare systems-based and specialties-based medical correspondence and reports. The medicolegal requirements are integrated into the preparation and correction of case histories, discharge summaries, consultation reports, autopsy reports, operative reports, etc. Students will demonstrate the ability to recognize and select appropriate medical terminology and abbreviations as they relate to specific systems and specialties. CSU

HCT 100 - Introduction for Residential Service Providers
3 Course Units, 3 Lectures
Introduction to the principles and practices necessary to establish and administer a residential care home for persons with developmental disabilities. Emphasis is on entry into the profession, legal requirements, and positive clinical interventions. CSU

HCT 101 - Traditional Chinese Medicine
3 Course Units, 3 Lectures, Field Trips
Prereq.: ENGL 90 or ESL 160 or ESL 82 or placement in ENGL 92 or ESL 170
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) fundamentals explores the nature of health and disease processes in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  This course covers the concepts of TCM philosophy, anatomy, physiology, etiology, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment. CSU

HCT 102 - Gateway to Health Careers
7 Course Units, 12 Lectures
Introduction to medical terminology, medical aministrative and clinical procedures, and math calculations used in health care.  Emphasis on basic knowledge and skills required for entry into the health care profession. CSU

HCT 103 - Terrorism and Health Issues
1 Course Unit, 1 Lecture
Instruction on nuclear, biological, and chemical hazards and self-preparedness plans to mitigate any negative health impact.  Emphasis on health consequences of various types of terrorist threats and/or actions and appropriate health safety response.  Students will also be directed to resources that can further develop their ability to cope with domestic terror events. CSU

HCT 106 - Chinese Herbs and Nutrition I
3 Course Units, 3 Lectures, Field Trips s
Prereq.: Completion/concurrent enrollment in HCT 101
Instruction on the preparation, tastes, entering channels, dose, functions, indications, contra-indications, and some simple combinations of 116 of the most commonly used substances in the Chinese Medicinal Pharmocopia. Class will emphasize the proper and accurate identification of the prepared substances (i.e. dried, calcined, ginger fried, honey fried, sliced, etc.) CSU

HCT 107 - Everyday Chinese Medicine
3 Course Units, 3 Lectures
Everyday Chinese Medicine covers simple movements and manual therapies designed to enhance longevity and vitality, including 12 channels and 27 common acupuncture points. This class emphasizes the use of qi gong (movement), moxabustion, cupping, topical herbs, and massage. CSU

HCT 108 - Everyday Healing Foods and Herbs
3 Course Units, 3 Lectures
Proper use of foods and herbs in Chinese medicine for sustaining a long and vigorous life. Students will learn to respond to each season and climate by the selection and preparation of over 30 Chinese herbs. CSU

Health Information Technology (HIT)

Courses are being revised; contact Mary J. Allen

HIT 50A - Medical Terminology I
3 Course Units, 3 Lectures
Introduction to designated medical terminology with emphasis on the anatomy, procedures, diseases and anomalies of the endocrine, male and female reproductive, gastrointestinal, and integumentary systems. Special focus on spelling, pronunciation, and definition of medical terms by their roots, prefixes, and suffixes. CSU

HIT 50B - Medical Terminology II
2 Course Units, 2 Lectures
Prereq.: HIT 50A
Study of terms found in case histories, discharge summaries, radiology, pathology, psychiatric, and autopsy reports; emphasis on cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, genitourinary, and respiratory systems; use of appropriate medical abbreviations and resource materials. CSU

HIT 51 - Basic Medical Terminology
1 Course Unit, 21 Lectures (total hours)
Introduction to the basic word structure in medical terminology. Emphasis on the roots, prefixes, and suffixes linked to systems-based terminology. CSU

HIT 55A - Medical Transcription I
2 Course Units, 2 Lectures, 2 Conference, Field Trips
Coreq.: HIT 50A
Introduction to the role of the medical transcriptionist and the importance of the timely flow of clinical information in relationship to patient care. Operation and care of microcomputers, printers, and transcribing machines. Use of dictionaries, drug reference books, and other reference tools.  Study of the different types of medical reports and formats.  Medical transcription mechanics such as word usage, sentence grammar, punctuation, compound words, and commonly confused or misspelled medical terms.  Transcription of a variety of introductory general medicine reports. CSU

HIT 55B - Medical Transcription II
3 Course Units, 2 Lectures, 4 Conferences, Field Trips
Coreq.: HIT 55A or HIT 50B
Continued study in the transcription of medical dictation to provide a permanent record of patient care.  Increasingly difficult dictation includes general medicine, general surgery, medicine/surgery, radiology and pathology, and assessment reports.  Medical transcription provides practice in applying principles of medicolegal responsibilities to protect the patient and the business/institution.  Refinement in the use of and introduction to additional reference tools. CSU

HIT 55C - Medical Transcription III
3 Course Units, 2 Lectures, 4 Conferences, Field Trips
Coreq.: HIT 57
Application of knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy/physiology to the transcription and proofreading of difficult medical dictation.  Dictation is from originators with various accents, dialects, and dictation styles.  Inconsistencies and inaccuracies in medical dictation require appropriate editing and revising of reports without altering the meaning of reports.  Practice in organizing and prioritizing assignments to use time and resources efficiently. CSU

HIT 57 - Disease Process
2 Course Units, 3 Lectures
Prereq.: ANAT 14
Coreq.: HIT 50A
Introduction to the general principles of disease process with emphasis on etiologies, anatomical, and physiological manifestations, diagnostic tests, and treatment.  Introduction to pharmacology and psychiatry. CSU

HIT 63 - Health Information Systems
3 Course Units, 2 Lectures, 3 Labs, Field Trips
Prereq.: HCT 61; HIT 50A and HIT 67
Overview of various healthcare delivery systems with emphasis on content and documentation requirements of the health record in various health care settings such as acute, ambulatory, long term care, home health and hospice, mental health, and other practice sites.  Accreditation standards, licensure, and regulations.  Indexes and registers.  Storage and retention of medical information.  Forms design and control. CSU

HIT 65 - Organization of Health Care
2 Course Units, 1 Lecture, 3 Labs
Prereq.: HCT 61, HIT 50A and HIT 67
The study of hospital statistics and the use of health data. Collecting, processing and preparing statistical reports for health care management including various methods of presenting data. Use of computer application software in preparation of statistical reports. Organization, requirements and data collection for cancer care programs including abstracting and staging of cancer patients. CSU

HIT 67 - Computer Applications In Health Information
2 Course Units, 1 Lecture, 3 Labs
Types of computer application programs used in health information. Hands-on experience using computer software programs commonly used in health information systems including word processing, data bases, spread sheets, and specific health information programs such as master patient index, chart tracking, spread sheets and data presentation, and indexes and registers. Importance of data accuracy, consistency, completeness and security of information. CSU

HIT 72 - Legal Aspects of Health Information Technology
3 Course Units, 2 Lectures, 3 Labs
Prereq.: HIT 50B, HCT 61, and HIT 67
Importance of the medical record as a legal document and the effect of confidential communication laws on the release of medical information. Emphasis on the proper release of information from the medical record and the legal procedures involved in court disclosure of medical records. Use of the California Consent Manual. CSU

HIT 73A - Basic ICD-9-CM Coding
2 Course Units, 2 Lectures, 1 Lab
Prereq.: ANAT 14
Coreq.: HIT 50A
Basic coding principles of International Classification of Diseases-9-Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) with emphasis on ambulatory codes and introduction to inpatient records.  Focus on ICD-9-CM format, code conventions, Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS), document sources, coding guidelines for diagnosis operations and procedures, official guidelines for coding and reporting as well as sequencing of codes.  Use of computer software programs in coding. CSU

HIT 73B - Advanced ICD-9-CM Coding
4 Course Units, 3 Lectures, 3 Labs
Prereq.: HIT 73A
Repeat:  Max. 8 Credit Units
Advanced coding of complex issues related to the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM). Emphasis on sequencing, regulatory guidelines, and coding case studies and actual medical records. Overview of Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs). Emphasis on computerized encoders and groupers. CSU

HIT 74 - Introduction to Quality Improvement
2 Course Units, 1 Lectures, 3 Labs
Prereq.: HIT 50B and HIT 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

HIT 75 - Organization and Management in Health
3 Course Units, 3 Lectures
Prereq.: HIT 77A or MED 82
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

HIT 76 - CPT Coding
3 Course Units, 3 Lectures
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 HCPCS coding system and the ambulatory payment classification system. CSU

HIT 77A - Professional Practice I
3 Course Units, 3 Conferences, 3 Labs, P/NP only
Prereq.: HIT 63, HIT 65 and HIT 73A
Designed to provide students with clinical experience in performing tasks in health information departments. Tasks include admission procedures, information retention and retrieval, data entry, chart assembly, data collection, abstracting, coding, and release of information, data quality and improvement. CSU

HIT 77B - Professional Practice II
3 Course Units, 3 Conferences, 6 Labs, P/NP only
Prereq.: HIT 77A
Recommended to be taken in student's last semester. Designed to provide students with advanced technical experience in health information departments. Tasks include quality assessment, medical transcription, registries, abstracting and coding, special projects in management and supervision. CSU

HIT 78 - Reimbursement Methods in HIT
2 Course Units, 2 Lectures
Prereq.: HIT 73A
Overview of reimbursement methods used in health care settings.  Emphasis on third party payors, the prospective payment system, structure of Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG's) classifications, Peer Review Organizations (PRO's), uniform reporting, case mix analysis, optimization, and validation sites. CSU

Medical Assisting

MED 49 - Clinical Procedures
4 Course Units, 3 Lectures, 3 Conferences
Prereq.: ANAT 14
Advise: Placement in MATH 840 or completion of BSMA G, BSMA H, BSMA J or MATH E
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 and commonly prescribed drugs. CSU

MED 56 - Administrative Procedures
3 Course Units, 3 Lectures, 2 Labs
Coreq.: HCT 61
Instruction in medicolegal ethics; professional liability; verbal, nonverbal, and written communication; telephone, reception, and appointment scheduling techniques; computers and information processing; office maintenance and management; employee handbook and policy and procedures manuals; and seeking employment. CSU

MED 70 - Bookkeeping/Insurance Procedures
3 Course Units, 2 Lectures, 3 Labs
Coreq.: HIT 76
Repeat: Max. 6 Course Units
A comprehensive and intensive study of professional fees and credit arrangements; financial policies including payroll, accounts payable, and budget overview; billing and collection procedures; insurance regulations and submission of documents; and managed care plans. Practice in completing various insurance claim forms for accuracy, thoroughness, and speed. CSU

MED 71 - Computers for the Medical Office
1.5 Course Units, 1 Lectures, 2 Labs
Introduction to medical office computer billing, use of medical office software to establish new accounts; post charges, payments and adjustments to accounts; print financial activity reports; print patient charge slips and statements; bill insurance carriers; and schedule appointments. CSU

MED 72 - Advanced Insurance Billing
3 Course Units, 2 Lectures, 3 Labs, Field Trips
Prereq.: MED 70
An advanced insurance billing course which concentrates on private insurance, Medicare, and MediCal claims. The course will focus on specialty billing to include cardiology, OB/GYN, surgery, orthopedic, and dermatology. Students will learn how to manage capitated accounts, obtain preauthorizations and referrals, complete secondary insurance billing, and handle claim appeals and disputes. CSU

MED 73 - Advanced Medical Manager
2 Course Units, 1 Lecture, 2 Labs, Field Trips
Prereq.: MED 71
An advanced Medical Manager software course. Students will establish new patient accounts, post charges, payments, and adjustments to accounts using an existing database from MED 71. Students will learn to set up appointment templates, create and manage capitated accounts, and produce and analyze financial activity reports, edit the support files, and utilize the appointment recall system. CSU

MED 82 - Internship/Certification
5 Course Units, 2 Conferences, 2 Labs, 12 Work, P/NP only
Prereq.: MED 51, MED 56, MED 70, MED 71 and HIT 50B
Supervised experience in developing a professional relationship with patients, physicians, experienced medical assistants, and other health care professionals in physicians’ offices, hospitals, and outpatient clinics. Emphasis on integrating professional attitudes and skills in all areas of medical assisting. Individualized study program to prepare for the American Association of Medical Assistants Certification Exam. CSU

MED 83 - Administrative Internship
5 Course Units, 2 Conferences, 15 Work, P/NP only
Prereq.: MED 56, MED 70, MED 71 and HIT 50B
Supervised experience in developing a professional relationship with patients, physicians, experienced medical administrative assistants, medical assistants, and other health care professionals in hospitals and physicians’ offices. Emphasis on integrating professional attitudes and skills in all phases of medical administrative work. CSU

MED 85A - Medical Receptionist Externship
3 Course Units, 7 Conferences, 168 Work (6 weeks), P/NP only
Prereq.: MED 56, MED 70, MED 71 and HIT 50B
Supervised experience in developing a professional relationship with patients, physicians, medical administrative assistants, medical assistants, and other health care professionals in physicians' offices, hospitals, and outpatient clinics. Emphasis on integrating professional attitudes and skills in all areas of medical reception procedures. CSU

Pharmacy Technician

Students must be accepted into the Pharmacy Technician Program to register in PHTC 101 and PHTC 102.

PHTC 101 - Pharmacy Technician I - Theory
9 Course Units, 9 Lectures
Prereq.: ENGL 93 or ENGL 94 or placement in ENGL 96 and MATH 840
Coreq.: PHTC 102
Prepares students to work as technicians in pharmacies under the direct supervision of a pharmacist. Covers drug classification and uses, pharmacy laws, rules and regulations, storage of drugs, record keeping of drugs, pharmacy math, basic anatomy and physiology. Emphasis is on drug dose calculations, medical terminology, and abbreviations and symbols used in prescriptions. CSU

PHTC 102 - Pharmacy Technician - Clinical I
3 Course Units, 10 Conferences
Coreq.: PHTC 101
Instruction in the application of pharmaceutical knowledge, pharmacy law, mathematics, and terminology to a clinical setting, storage of drugs, labeling requirements, preparation of sterile products, and computerized record keeping. CSU

PHTC 102A - Health Care Mathematics
2 Course Units, 2 Lectures
Introduction to mathematical calculations required for health care medical preparations. Emphasis on ratio, proportion, alligation, and basic equations with two unknowns to determine various drug dosages, solutions, and other dilution formulas. Drug inventory procedures and patient relations. CSU

PHTC 103 - Pharmacy Technician II - Theory
9 Course Units, 9 Lectures
Prereq.: PHTC 101, PHTC 102; Successful completion of PHTC 101 with a grade of “C” or higher and PHTC 102 with a grade of “C” or higher.
Coreq.: PHTC 104
Instruction includes advanced drug classification, uses, and side effects, preparation of intravenous additives and chemotherapeutic agents, record keeping of legend and controlled drugs, anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, and pharmacology as they pertain to pharmacy practice. CSU

PHTC 104 - Pharmacy Technician II - Clinical
3 Course Units, 10 Conferences
Coreq.: PHTC 103
Instruction in the application of advanced drug preparation skills to various clinical settings; maintaining inventory, storage, selection, preparation and filling of prescriptions. Emphasis on quality control and use of automated technology as related to preparation and packaging of unit dose, IV additives, and chemotherapeutic admixtires. CSU

Psychoneuroimmunology

PNI 101 - Psychoneuroimmunology - Bodymind
2 Course Units, 3 Lectures (12 weeks)
Advise: Completion of ESL 72 or ESL 150 or ENGL 90
Explores the health maintenance capacity of the bodymind and its innate ability to heal with focus on the brain’s and the mind’s function in this process and the interrelated roles of the nervous, cardiovascular, endocrine and immune systems. Includes effects of placebo and imagery, support groups, meditation, laughter, and play on these systems. Evaluates integrative medicine vis-à-vis healing. CSU

PNI 102 - Psychoneuroimmunology - Aging
1 Course Unit, 3 Lectures (12 weeks)
Advise: Completion of ESL 72 or ESL 150 or ENGL 90
Study and investigation of psychophysiology of aging and society’s role in the process. Evaluate physiological theories of aging. Emphasis on differentiating between disease and actual aging and factors contributing to healthy aging. CSU

Related Course

LABR 96E - Labor Relations in Health Care
3 Course Units, 3 Lectures, Field Trips
A study of labor relations in the health care industry, including its history, present status and current issues. Patterns of ownership, workplace structures, the changing work force, management practices, unionization, workers' rights and current concerns. A thorough analysis of health care industry labor relations. CSU

Non-Credit Courses:

Unit Coordinator and Medical Computing Skills

AHWC 9183 - Unit Coordinator
Advise: ABE 2071
Practical skillls and techniques in transcribing and processing of medical orders; maintaining chart forms; requisitioning diets, therapy, laboratory tests, and medications; and admission and discharge of patients. Emphasis on communication skills pertinent to patient care.

AHWC 9188 - Medical Computing Skills
(90 hours)
Instruction in a variety of computer applications related to the health care technology field and utilized by the Health Care Technology Department. These programs are Microsoft Word 2000, Corel WordPerfect Suite 7, Nutrition Interactive, Delmar’s Administrative Medical Assisting and Delmar’s Medical Terminology for Health Professionals.

Allied Health Care Technology

AHTC 9105 - Emergency Response Skills
(45 hours)
Training in emergency response skills necessary to sustain victims of serious illness or injury until more advanced medical assistance arrives.

AHTC 9121 - Skills for Home Care Providers
(25 hours)
Training in the basic communication, health, safety, nutrition, and job readiness skills competencies required of a health care provider.