AHS 100 (3)

Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System

Overview of the inner workings of the health care industry and the political, cultural, and socio-economic forces that shape the delivery of health services.  Predominant health care systems in the U.S. including Medicare and Medicaid will be examined along with the availability and utilization of various resources, health ethics and law, and quality of care.  Pre-requisite:  *RDG 099 or placement beyond prerequisite course or Consent of Instructor. Three lecture.

 

AHS 101 (3)

Careers in Health Care 

Presents an introduction to the breadth of health care providers and supportive roles in today's rapidly diversifying health care industry.  Prerequisites:  *RDG 099 or placement beyond prerequisite course or Consent of Instructor.  Three lecture.  

 

AHS 102 (4)

Administrative Medical Front Office 

Prepares students for the varied responsibilities involved in working within medical offices.  Students will receive training in numerous areas, giving them an understanding of the workings within today's medical business.  This course is a component of the Medical Front Office Assistant Certificate.  Prerequisite: *RDG 099 or placement beyond prerequisite course or Consent of Instructor. Three lecture. Fall semester. Grading option A-F. 

 

AHS 105 (3)

Professionalism in Health Care Settings 

Introduces the health occupations student to essential workplace communication and behavioral skills that fosters the provision of quality patient care, team work, and employee job satisfaction.  Three lecture. Pre Requisite:  *RDG 099 or placement beyond prerequisite course or Consent of Instructor. Three lecture.

 

AHS 110 (3)

Health Care Ethics & Law

Study of the central legal and ethical issues facing health care providers in today’s complex health care delivery system; examine managed care, bioethics, telemedicine, death and dying, workplace and practice employment issues, and liability and malpractice through the use of case studies and scenarios. Pre-requisite:  *RDG 099 or placement beyond prerequisite course or Consent of Instructor. Three lecture.

 

AHS 131 (3)

Medical Terminology I 

Medical vocabulary for beginning students in allied health and science fields. Includes word roots, prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations. Emphasizes spelling, pronunciation, and definition.  Pre-requisite:  *RDG 099 or placement beyond prerequisite course or Consent of Instructor. Three lecture.

 

AHS 135 (3)

Medical Insurance, Coding, and Billing

Students learn to submit, trace, appeal, and transmit health care claims; includes step-by-step instruction for all major forms of claims using real-life cases and classroom instruction with current software that provides immediate feedback, self-tests, and additional self-paced exercises. Prerequisites: *AHS 100, CIS 102 or 120 and *RDG 099 or placement beyond prerequisite courses or Consent of Instructor. Pre/Co-requisite: *AHS 131 or Consent of Instructor. Three lecture.  

 

AHS 141 (8)

Medical Assistant I

The Medical Assistant I course prepares students for the varied and expanded responsibilities involved in working within medical offices today. Students will receive training in numerous areas, giving them an understanding of the workings within today's medical businesses.  Students who complete AHS 102, AHS 141, AHS 142, AHS 143, AHS 144, and AHS 289 will have the skills necessary to obtainemployment as a medical assistant and are eligible to take the American Medical Technologist (AMT) certification exam to become a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA). Prerequisites: *AHS 131 and *BIO 160. Co-requisites: AHS 102 and AHS 143. Eight lecture. 

 

AHS 142 (10)

Medical Assistant II

Prepares students for the varied and expanded responsibilities involved in working within medical offices today. Students will receive training in numerous areas, giving them an understanding of the workings within today's medical businesses. Students who complete AHS 102, AHS 141, AHS 142, AHS 143, AHS 144, and AHS 289 will have the skills necessary to obtain employment as a medical assistant and are eligible to take the American Medical Technologist (AMT) certification exam to become a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA). Prerequisites: *AHS 141 and *AHS 143. Ten lecture.

 

AHS 143 (2)

Medical Assistant I Skills

The skills practice and competency development in conjunction with AHS 141.  Prerequisites: *AHS 131 and *BIO 160.  Pre/Co-requisites: AHS 102 and AHS 141.  Fall semester. Six Lab. Grading option S/U. 

 

AHS 144 (4)

Medical Assistant II Skills

The skills practice and competency development in conjunction with AHS 142. Prerequisites: *AHS 141 and AHS 143.  Co-requisite: *AHS 142. Spring semester. Twelve Lab. Grading option S/U.

 

AHS 157 (3)

Phlebotomy for Law Enforcement 

This one-week, fast-track program is a very intense course of study. The course includes 45 hours of onsite phlebotomy coursework, and includes the practicum. Homework is necessary, and students will be required to perform venipunctures on each other during classes on campus. Additional venipunctures will be required outside the classroom setting for completion of the course. NO REFUNDS can be given once the officer begins the course. Prerequisites: Proof of (MMR) vaccination, must have had a negative TB skin test within the last 6 months, must be recommended by a law enforcement agency. One and one half lecture, one and one half lab.

 

AHS 160 (3)

Phlebotomy Procedures

Theory and practice of basic phlebotomy and specimen processing including laboratory test codes, equipment, procedures, role development and the health care team, ethics and safety, and legal issues and quality assurance. Co-requisite: AHS 161. (This course must be taken in conjunction with AHS 161. AHS 161requires 100 hours and 100 successful, unaided (but supervised)   venipunctures.   In order to accomplish these steps within the current semester, you must have a VERY FLEXIBLE schedule. )  Prerequisite:  *AHS 131 and *RDG 099 or placement beyond prerequisite courses or Consent of Instructor. The following health requirements are to be presented at time of registration: negative TB skin test within the past year; proof of two measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccinations or titer; proof of having had varicella (chicken pox), or vaccination, or titer; proof of tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (TDAP) vaccination within the last 10 years. Three lecture.

 

AHS 161 (4)

Phlebotomy Practicum

Theory and practice of basic phlebotomy and specimen processing, clinical experiences in acute care, clinic, and community agency settings. Co-requisite: *AHS 160.  Prerequisite:  *AHS 131 or Consent of Instructor.  The following health requirements are to be presented at time of registration: negative TB skin test within the past year; proof of two measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccinations or titer; proof of having had varicella (chicken pox), or vaccination, or titer; proof of tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (TDAP) vaccination within the last 10 years. AHS 161 requires 100 hours and 100 successful, unaided (but supervised)   venipunctures.   In order to accomplish these steps within the current semester, you must have a VERY FLEXIBLE schedule.  One Lecture. Nine Lab.  

 

AHS 289 (1–6)

Internship I

Practical learning experiences that apply academic education to on the job situations.  Credit hours will be negotiated based on the certificate or degree requirements.  Each credit hour requires the completion of a minimum 45 hours of on the job participation.  Prerequisites: Consent of Intstructor or Department Chair.  May be taken for S/U credit.

 

*Course may have pre or co-requisite(s).

 
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