Medical Office

This certificate program prepares students to provide daily support and customer service via entry-level office positions in a medical office or hospital. Students gain knowledge of medical terminology, transcription, pharmacology, coding, and patient billing and learn to maintain patient data electronically.

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OFT 101 Beginning Keyboarding Details 2
This course is intended to provide students with the ability to operate a standard keyboard rapidly and accurately using the touch method and build basic key boarding skill.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 170 Administrative Medical Office I Details 4
This course is designed to teach the concepts and procedures associated with entry-level medical office administrative positions. Students will learn basic medical terms, customer service techniques, Microsoft Office tasks, Electronic Health Record (EHR) system functionality and data privacy requirements.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 260 Customer Service Details 3
This course prepares students to meet and exceed customer service expectations of both internal and external customers. The course addresses attitude and personal approach with customers; resolution of customer conflicts and complaints; importance of nonverbal communication and listening skills; appropriate telephone, online and written communication; professionalism; and stress and time management.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 281 Medical Terminology Details 3
Teaches medical language of prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms. Students will learn to pronounce and spell medical terms and also learn how to combine prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms to describe a medical term. Course utilizes a body system approach focusing upon specific body systems and providing a brief overview of anatomy and physiology, pathology, word roots, related terms, and special procedures with emphasis on building a working medical vocabulary based on body systems.
Prerequisites: (none)
PSY 145 Human Relations in the Workplace Details 3
Introduction to the application of guidelines for the field of human relationships in the workplace. The course will examine the information and guidelines to promote effective functioning in the workplace. Topics covered will include diversity in the workplace, groups and organizations, ethics, productivity, teamwork communication, and motivation. Also emphasized will be workplace attitudes for job satisfaction, interpersonal relations, dealing with stress and discrimination, and career choice planning.
Prerequisites: (none)
Various Approved Electives (Medical Office Certificate) Details 2-3
HSC 175, HSC 189, and all courses with BUS, CSC, NUA, NUR or OFT prefixes
HSC 175 Basic Human Structure & Function Details 3
In this course, students are taught the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include the various body systems, structures, cells, and tissues and the principles of homeostasis. Students are introduced to the organization and structure of the human body. You will also learn about various disease processes, disease etiology, symptoms, diagnostic tests, therapeutic methods, and disease prognosis.
Prerequisites: (none)
HSC 189 Medical Law & Ethics Details 3
This course introduces the student to principles of medical law, medical ethics, and bioethics. It will emphasize terminology, regulations, and the function of the law and ethical issues as they apply to the medical environment.
Prerequisites: (none)
Various BUS Electives Details 3
All BUS courses available.
BUS 101 Introduction to Business Details 3
A functional view of various aspects of business. Emphasis on the operation of a business and the relationships to the environment in which it exists.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 110 Entrepreneurship Details 3
An introduction to entrepreneurship, including a study of the organizational, financial, and risk-taking skills associated with starting and managing a business enterprise.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 115 Business Leadership I Details 3
This course will provide an introduction to entrepreneurial skills for self-employment and small business ownership. Students in this course will write multiple business plans, visit with loan officers on their selected plans, and start their own business. Course includes decision-making, feasibility studies, risk taking, business ethics, finance, marketing, organization and other skills. This course will include guest speaker presentations.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
BUS 116 Business Leadership II Details 3
This course will be a continuation of Business Leadership I. Students will continue their introduction to entrepreneurial skills for self-employment and small business ownership. Students in this course will write multiple business plans, visit with loan officers on their selected plans, and start their own business. Course includes decision-making, feasibility studies, risk taking, business ethics, finance, marketing, organization and other skills. This course will include guest speaker presentations.
Prerequisites: BUS 115 and consent of department
BUS 121 Principles of Organization and Management Details 3
A treatment of fundamental principles applying to all management, including cost control and human relations, for the improvement of operating efficiency.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 122 Principles of Sales I Details 3
Principles of selling goods and services. Topics covered include buyer characteristics and motivation, responsibilities and qualifications of salespeople, and sales techniques.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 123 Principles of Sales II Details 3
A functional overview of the principles of selling goods and services. Topics include the sales process, sales techniques, sales careers, responsibilities and qualifications of salespeople, and buyer characteristics and motivation.
Prerequisites: BUS 122 or consent of department
BUS 125 Supervisory Management Details 3
Basic techniques supervisors need to know for motivating and handling people, managing their jobs, and succeeding in a supervisory position.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 131 Principles of Marketing Details 3
A survey of the field of marketing, designed to give basic understanding of the principles of marketing and the operation of our marketing system.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 141 Principles of Finance Details 3
Fundamental principles of financial management, including planning, control, and business formation.
Prerequisites: One semester of accounting or consent of department
BUS 161 Business Law I Details 3
A study of the legal environment of business, including contracts, negotiable instruments, and sales.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 199 Business Internship Details 1-5 (Varies)
This course offers business students several options for acquiring work-based education in a business environment. Students may elect to participate in an approved internship, job shadowing, or mentoring activity as it pertains to their career goals. The course provides the opportunity to apply classroom theory and experience the dynamics of modern business. Course requires 80 hours of work experience for each credit hour.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of at least 24 credit hours of course work and a minimum of a 2.0 GPA
BUS 211 Supply Chain Management I Details 3
In this basic course, students will study the various functions involved in supply chain management, including storage, warehousing, transportation, materials handling, inventory control, purchasing, plant location, and information flow. Course requires students to step beyond the typical lecture mentality to begin self-education. Students will be required to demonstrate the ability to understand the fundamentals of the field and to stretch this understanding to comprehend the intricate processes needed by logistical and transportation managers.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 231 Consumer Behavior Details 3
An analysis of the factors that affect consumer behavior, including consumer motivation, product quality, economics and advertising, and buying habits. Special attention is given to acquainting prospective sales personnel with consumer behavior that is likely to affect sales.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 240 Legal/Ethical Issues in Business Details 3
A discussion course which explores a variety of legal/ethical decision-making procedures via a case study approach in order to help students develop critical decision-making skills useful in dealing with legal and ethical issues likely to confront the business person.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
BUS 295 Advanced Special Topics in Business Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in business not covered in other courses. Topics will vary at discretion of the instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated with different topics to maximum of four credit hours. Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
BUS 195 Special Topics in Business Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in business not covered in other courses. Topics will vary at discretion of the instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated three times with different topics. Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
Various CSC Electives Details 3
All courses with the CSC prefix.
CSC 100 Computer Literacy Details 1
An introductory course in the history, characteristics, and significance of computers, including basic hardware and software components and a survey of applications. For persons with little or no background in computers who desire a general knowledge of computers or a foundations course on which to build a strong background in computing. Some "hand-on" experience.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 104 Spreadsheets - Core Level (Excel) Details 2
An introduction to the use of the electronic spreadsheet, a software package with many diverse applications in bookkeeping and accounting. Topics include basic spreadsheet terminology and concepts, creating spreadsheets, use of formulas and formatting, moving data within and between workbooks, maintaining workbooks, creating charts, and enhancing the display of workbooks.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 106 Introduction to Computers Details 3
An introductory course in which students learn basic terminology, equipment, history, various software including operating system and application software, and the impact of the computer in society. Includes "hands-on" experience. Satisfies JWCC computer literacy requirement.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 107 Word Processing - Core Level (MS Word) Details 2
An introduction to the use of word processing software. Topics covered include creating, printing, and editing Word documents; formatting characters and using Help; formatting paragraphs and documents; customizing documents; creating and formatting tables; and enhancing documents with special features.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 110 Business Applications of the Microcomputer I Details 3
Introduction to the uses of the microcomputer in a business environment. Software used includes word processing, spreadsheet, data base, and graphics. Associated concepts and terminology also introduced. This course uses popular software package(s).
Prerequisites: CSC 106
CSC 112 Computer-Based Problem Solving Details 3
An introduction to problem-solving strategies and methodologies. Programming logic, looping, branching, and arrays are explained through the use of flow charts and pseudo code.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 115 Introduction to Computer Programming (Visual BASIC) Details 3
Introduction to computer programming, problem-solving processes and structured and object-oriented programming techniques using Visual BASIC.
Prerequisites: CSC 112 with a grade of "C" or above or consent of department
CSC 116 Database - Core Level (Access) Details 2
An introduction to the use of data management systems. Topics covered include creating a database table, creating relationships between tables, creating a table using a Wizard and using Help, performing queries and filtering records, creating forms, creating reports mailing labels, and charts, importing and exporting data, creating Web pages and using database Wizards. Course will be taught using a popular database management system software package.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 119 Programming I Details 3
This course involves problem solving on the introductory level, teaches structured and object oriented language, C++, and exposes students to methodology that serves as a foundation for later course work.
Prerequisites: CSC 112 with a grade of "C' or above; Intermediate algebra skills recommended
CSC 122 Presentation Software Details 2
This course covers presentation software, concepts, and terminology. Topics include preparing, editing, and formatting presentations, adding visual elements to a presentation, sharing and connecting data, linking and embedding objects and files, and sharing presentations. Course uses a popular commercial software package.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 123 Introduction to Content Management Systems Details 2
An introductory course in which students learn to create a complete website using popular Content Management Systems (CMS). Includes hands-on experience.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 124 Web Programming I Details 3
In this course, the student will learn techniques for planning and creative attractive Web pages using HTML and CSS. Topics include working with tables, creating forms, creating hyperlinks and menus for site navigation, and using image maps for navigation. The student will learn techniques for designing Web pages effectively and understand different ways to publish websites. The student will also learn scripting to add functionality to the website.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 125 Introduction to Desktop Publishing (Publisher) Details 1
This course is an introduction to desktop publishing using Microsoft Publisher. Students will create informational, periodical, promotional, and specialty publications and stationery.
Prerequisites: Experience with computers and MS Word is strongly recommended
CSC 136 Linux Operating System Details 3
This course will cover the essentials of installing, configuring, maintaining, administering and troubleshooting the Linux operating system.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 141 Introduction to Internet Details 1
This course is an introduction to the Internet and the World Wide Web. Topics include navigating the Web, using the Internet as a resource, communicating over the Internet, and working with hypertext documents. This course will be taught using popular Web software.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 143 Introduction to Desktop Information Management (Outlook) Details 1
This course will be taught using a popular desktop management software. Topics include utilizing e-mail; using calendar for scheduling; managing contacts; creating tasks, notes, and journals.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 146 Introduction to Web Page Design Details 2
An introduction to Web page design. Topics include an introduction to the Internet, Web design theory and associated information, creating a Web page in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and creating a Web page using a popular introductory Web page design software package.
Prerequisites: CSC 100 or CSC 106 or consent of department
CSC 152 Computer Hardware Essentials Details 3
This course is designed to improve the student's understanding of computer hardware and peripherals. The student shall gain an ability to determine the source of elementary equipment problems and the ability to isolate problems relating to software and hardware. Through hands-on labs, the student will obtain and demonstrate knowledge of installation, configuration and repair.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 163 Fundamentals of Networking Details 2
This course is designed to provide students with the background necessary to understand the local area networking information in Microsoft courses on workstations and networking. This course provides students with the information needed to build a foundation in current networking technology for local area networks, wide area networks and the Internet.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 186 Desktop Publishing with InDesign Details 3
Introduction to the use of the computer as a tool in management and production of text and graphics in visual communication. Students will learn to set up complex, professional documents working with frames, colors, linked text and graphics, transparency, tools and tables. This course will be taught using a popular desktop publishing package.
Prerequisites: CSC 100 or CSC 106, or consent of department
CSC 190 Portable Document Format (Adobe Acrobat) Details 1
Focuses on creating and distributing portable documents using industry standard portable document formats. Topics include creating PDF documents from other applications, sharing PDFs, document review processes, PDFs for print or Web use, interactive forms, document security, paperless publishing and collaboration solutions. Course is taught using industry standard electronic document exchange program.
Prerequisites: CSC 100 or CSC 106 or consent of department
CSC 195 Special Topics in Computer Science Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in computer science not covered in other courses. Topics will vary at discretion of the instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated with different topics to maximum of four credit hours. Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
CSC 199 Computer Science Internship Details 1-5 (Varies)
Students may elect to participate in an approved apprenticeship, internship, job shadowing, or mentoring activity as it pertains to their career goals. The course provides the opportunity to apply classroom theory and experience the dynamics of modern industry. Students complete 80 hours of on-the-job training per semester for each enrolled credit hour. Course requires 80 hours of work experience for each credit hour.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of at least 24 credit hours of course work and a minimum of a 2.0 GPA
CSC 204 Spreadsheets - Expert Level (Excel) Details 2
A continuation of CSC 104. Topics include formatting Excel worksheets using advanced formatting techniques, working with templates and workbooks, using advanced functions, working with lists, using Excel's analysis tools, managing and auditing worksheets, collaborating with workgroups, and using data from the Internet and other sources.
Prerequisites: CSC 104 with a grade of "C" or above
CSC 207 Word Processing - Expert Level (MS Word) Details 2
Topics covered in this course include merging documents and sorting and selecting data, formatting with special features, adding visual appeal to documents, formatting with macros and styles, working with shared documents, creating specialized tables and indexes, preparing and protecting forms, and sharing data.
Prerequisites: CSC 107 or OFT 102 with a grade of "C" or above
CSC 216 Database - Expert Level (Access) Details 2
Topics include creating and modifying advanced tables, creating and modifying forms, refining queries, using advanced report features, defining relationships, using Access tools, creating database applications, and using data from the Internet and other sources. Course will be taught using a popular database management system software package.
Prerequisites: CSC 116 with a grade of "C" or above
CSC 220 Graphic and Photo Manipulation (Photoshop) Details 3
An introduction to the use of the computer in graphic design. Students learn how to repair images, work with layers, make selections, incorporate color techniques, and place type in an image. The course focuses on using painting tools, special layer functions and filters, enhancing specific selections, making color adjustment, working with clipping masks and paths. The course will be taught using industry-standard photo manipulation software.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 223 Web Scripting (JavaScript) Details 3
This course will guide students in web page development with JavaScript. This course covers the basics of JavaScript to build professional quality web applications.
Prerequisites: CSC 124
CSC 224 Web Programming II (PHP, MySQL) Details 3
This hands-on PHP programming course uses open source software, PHP and MySQL, to provide the student with a limited programming background with the applied skills to build professional-quality, database-driven Web sites. By integrating PHP and MySQL, with the XHTML and CSS frameworks, the student will develop the skills to build interactive Web sites with authentication and security.
Prerequisites: CSC 124
CSC 246 Advanced Web Page Design (Dreamweaver) Details 3
A continuation of the concepts and skills learned in CSC 146. Students learn how to design and develop more sophisticated Web pages. Topics include working with text and graphics, links, collecting data with forms, using styles and style sheets, adding media objects, creating and using templates, and working with library items and snippets. Students also learn how to work with a Web server and manage Web site files. Course is taught using industry standard Web design software.
Prerequisites: CSC 146 or consent of department
CSC 247 Web Graphics and Interactivity (Flash & Fireworks) Details 3
Course focuses on creating and manipulating graphics and interactive elements suitable for use on Web pages. Topics include working with objects; importing, selecting, and modifying graphics; modifying pixels and manipulating images; working with symbols and interactivity; creating animations and special effects; preparing and publishing movies; and adding sound and video. Course is taught using industry standard software packages.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 248 Computerized Illustration (Adobe Illustrator) Details 3
A course in the most important topics of design principles and vector graphics. Students learn how to create text and gradients, draw and compose an illustration, transform and distort objects, work with layers, create graphs, draw with symbols, and create 3-D objects. Course is taught using industry standard illustration software.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 249 Advanced Graphic Applications Details 3
Course builds on the knowledge and skills developed in previous applications courses and focuses on advanced techniques working with layers, layer styles, color, blending modes and designing with multiple images. Students learn to use tools to adjust and fine-tune images for more sophisticated, professional effects. Course is taught using industry-standard graphic design software.
Prerequisites: CSC 220 or consent of department
CSC 274 Language Survey (Java) Details 3
This course will guide students in developing applications and applets using the Java programming language. Students will also build visually interesting GUI and Web-based applications and learn the basics of structured and object-oriented programming techniques.
Prerequisites: CSC 112 with a grade of "C" or above or consent of department
CSC 295 Special Topics in Computer Science Details 1-4 (Varies)
On demand. Includes such course offerings as Facilities Management and Computerized Farm Records. No topic/problem will be offered more than twice in three years. May be repeated three times with different topics. Topics to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
Various NUA Electives Details 3
All courses with the NUA prefix.
NUA 101 Basic Nurse Assistant Details 6
This course provides theoretical and clinical foundation for skills needed to practice as a nursing assistant with introduction to nutrition, anatomy and physiology, and disease processes. Skills are included to prepare students to acquire and maintain employment. Course is required for the basic nursing assistant certificate.
Prerequisites: Admission to the CNA program; concurrent enrollment in NUA 103
NUA 103 Nursing Assistant Practicum Details 1
Introduces the student to the clinical setting with supervised practice of basic patient care. The focus is on application of principles of patient care skills and developing competencies in the long-term care setting. Course is required for the CNA certificate.
Prerequisites: Admission to the CNA program; concurrent enrollment in NUA 101
NUA 107 Physical Rehabilitation Aide Training Details 2
This course will prepare the nursing assistant to provide rehabilitation services for residents living in licensed long-term care facilities. Topics include philosophy, purpose, and techniques of rehabilitation and restorative nursing; medical terminology and abbreviations used in assessment and physical rehabilitation; and normal aging and disease processes associated with aging.
Prerequisites: Certified nursing assistant or consent of department
NUA 118 Introduction to Diagnostic Testing Details 1
An overview of phlebotomy and other specimen collection procedures. Reviews basic information about venipuncture and capillary puncture for the collection of blood specimens, urine, stool, wound, and sputum collection for diagnostic analysis as well as hands-on practice is included. An overview of the basic non-invasive 12 lead electrocardiographic (EKG) procedure. Exploration of anatomy, physiology, and electrical activity of the heart included. Classes will be conducted in the skills lab, offering both theoretical instruction and technical practice.
Prerequisites: NUA 101, NUA 103
NUA 120 Practicum for the Health Care Assistant Details 1
This practicum course provides the student with 60 hours of clinical/practical experience in an ambulatory facility. There will be guided, evaluated opportunities to perform the various clinical, laboratory, and administrative skills of the health care assistant. Students will be able to demonstrate the competencies learned in the classroom and skills lab in the practical setting. Incorporated into this course are regularly scheduled meetings to review what externs have learned, as well as discuss concerns and successes. This will give students an opportunity to learn from one another and strengthen their soft skills.
Prerequisites: NUA 101, NUA 103; Corequisite: NUA 118
NUA 195 Special Topics in Nursing Assistant Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics for nursing assistant not covered in other courses. Topics will vary with needs, interests, and goals of the student and instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated three times with different topics to a maximum of four credit hours. Topics to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
NUA 295 Advanced Special Topics in Nursing Assistant Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics for nursing assistant not covered in other courses. Topics will vary with needs, interests, and goals of the student and instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated three times with different topics to a maximum of four credit hours. Topics to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
Various NUR Electives Details 3
All courses with the NUR prefix.
NUR 108 Fundamentals I Details 4
Fundamentals I is a basic foundational nursing course which introduces students to the fundamental knowledge of person, health, environment and nursing. The course focuses on concepts including the nursing process, basic nursing care, therapeutic communication, collaboration, comfort, infection control, mobility, nutrition, sensory perception, diversity, spirituality and safety. Students will gain cognitive, technical and interpersonal skills in theory and lab experiences necessary for the practice of nursing.
Prerequisites: Admission to the ADN program
NUR 115 Nutritional Concepts for Health Details 3
This course is designed to engage students in nutritional aspects that affect not only individuals but the community in which we live. Students will learn to utilize resources available in the modern world to explore nutritional concepts and trends. Students will explore resources such as Health People 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institute of Health to develop a basic understanding of governmental initiatives for health. By engaging in discussion and acquiring the knowledge of nutritional requirements including digestion and absorption of nutrients, the student will be able to apply this knowledge in their field of study and personal lives. Nutrition has become integral to health.
Prerequisites: (none)
NUR 118 Physical Assessment Details 1
This course provides a systematic method for conducting a physical examination of the adult client. Students are introduced to assessment methods and devices used to collect data. Physiologic, social and cultural aspects of assessment are also introduced. Both normal and abnormal assessment findings will be discussed. Students will also learn correct documentation of findings.
Prerequisites: Admission to the ADN program
NUR 128 Fundamentals II Details 5
This course focuses on basic alterations in major body systems. Concepts covered include acid-base balance, fluid and electrolytes, oxygenation, inflammation/ infection, metabolism, perfusion, elimination, musculoskeletal function, thermoregulation, tissue integrity and cellular regulation. Students will be introduced to related assessment findings, lab and diagnostic tests, nursing diagnoses, and nursing interventions. Theory and skills are reinforced in classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences. Identification with the nurse's role is fostered by direct involvement and active participation in the nursing care of assigned clients.
Prerequisites: Admission to the ADN Program
NUR 138 Foundation of Pharmacology and Disease Process Details 4
This course further develops the concepts within the three domains of individual, healthcare and nursing as they relate to pharmacology. The concepts include medication administration, clinical decision making, nutrition, evidence-based practice, informatics, communication, individual-centered care, quality improvement, ethics and interdisciplinary teams.
Prerequisites: Admission to the ADN program
NUR 148 Health & Illness Concepts Details 5
This course builds on concepts covered in NUR 128 with an emphasis on chronic illness. Material covered will include assessment and abnormal lab/diagnostic findings, nursing interventions, and medical treatments for each chronic health condition. The nursing process will be utilized to discuss appropriate nursing care. Theory and skills are reinforced in classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences.
Prerequisites: Admission to the ADN program
NUR 190 LPN Scope of Practice Details 4
Provides practical nursing students the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively collaborate with interdisciplinary team members in the healthcare system. Concepts and theories of nursing care delivery models and managing client care, appropriate delegation of client care to unlicensed assistive personnel, communication, time management, conflict resolution, legal responsibilities, ethical issues, decision making, and trends in nursing will be explored.
Prerequisites: Admission to the ADN program
NUR 195 Special Topics in Nursing Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in nursing for the practical nurse student not covered in other courses. Topics will vary with needs, interests, and goals of the student and instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated three times with different topics. Topics to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
NUR 203 RN Concepts Details 2
This course will incorporate Whole Person Nursing into clinical practice. The course will focus on Whole Person Nursing as a model for practice. Core concepts are explored relating to the RN scope and practice, environment, health, and development as interactive components of the Whole Person Nursing curriculum framework. Scientific knowledge from nursing, physiological and psychological theories and other support courses is the basis for planning, implementing, and evaluating the outcomes of nursing actions. The RN scope and practice will include the legal and ethical issues of nursing practice.
Prerequisites: Admission to the ADN program
NUR 248 Health & Illness Concepts II Details 4
This course builds on concepts covered in NUR 148 with an emphasis on acute disease processes. The nursing process will be utilized to discuss related materials including assessment and recognition of complications, abnormal lab/diagnostic findings, and medical and nursing interventions for each acute health condition. Learning will be reinforced in clinical experiences. The concepts of critical thinking and decision making in the role of a registered nurse will be emphasized.
Prerequisites: Second year standing in ADN program
NUR 258 Family Health Concepts Details 6
This course applies client-centered nursing to the care of children, child-bearing women, and their families. Emphasis is on the unique needs of these individuals and families along the health and developmental continuums. Students participate as a member of the multi-disciplinary health team to promote, maintain, or restore health with common, acute, and chronic health alterations with the childbearing and childrearing experiences. The focus of clinical is the practice of these concepts in the acute care and community settings. Focus includes patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based care, quality improvement, safety and informatics. Clinical also provides the opportunity to develop the professional nursing roles.
Prerequisites: Second year standing in ADN program
NUR 268 Complex Health Concepts Details 6
This course builds on concepts covered in NUR 148 and NUR 248 with an emphasis on critical and life threatening conditions and disease processes. The nursing process will be utilized to discuss related materials including assessment and recognition of complications, abnormal lab/diagnostic findings, and medical and nursing interventions for each complex health condition. Emphasis will be placed on collaboration of the interdisciplinary team. Learning will be reinforced in lab and clinical experiences.
Prerequisites: Second year standing in ADN program
NUR 278 Community Health and Mental Health Concepts Details 4
This course will cover topics related to the delivery of community and mental health care. Specific health needs of individuals, families, and populations will be addressed across the lifespan. Health education, health promotion, and illness prevention are stressed as strategies for meeting the health needs of populations. Attention will be given to diverse and at-risk populations. Mental health concepts will concentrate on specific mental health disorders and adaptive/maladaptive behaviors. Community resources will be examined in relation to specific types of support offered to diverse individuals and populations. Learning will be reinforced in clinical experiences.
Prerequisites: Second year standing in ADN program
NUR 289 RN Leadership Details 2
This course is designed to examine current trends and issues in the rapidly changing healthcare environment that may influence the transition of students to nursing practice. Concepts and theories of nursing care delivery models, leadership and management, delegation of patient care, communication, time management, conflict resolution, legal responsibilities, ethical issues, decision making, issues, trends in nursing, and graduate role integration and professional development will be explored. Strategies for acquiring and maintaining a RN license, planning a career in nursing, and advancing in the profession are developed within the standards set forth by the Illinois Nursing and Advanced Practice Nursing Act.
Prerequisites: Second year standing in ADN program
NUR 295 Advanced Special Topics in Nursing Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in nursing for ADN students not covered in other courses. Topics will vary with needs, interests, and goals of the student and instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated three times with different topics. Topics to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
Various OFT Electives Details 3
All courses with the OFT prefix.
OFT 101 Beginning Keyboarding Details 2
This course is intended to provide students with the ability to operate a standard keyboard rapidly and accurately using the touch method and build basic key boarding skill.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 102 Keyboarding I Details 2
This course teaches major business document formats, such as memos, letters, reports and tables.
Prerequisites: OFT 101 with a grade of "C" or above or consent of department
OFT 170 Administrative Medical Office I Details 4
This course is designed to teach the concepts and procedures associated with entry-level medical office administrative positions. Students will learn basic medical terms, customer service techniques, Microsoft Office tasks, Electronic Health Record (EHR) system functionality and data privacy requirements.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 171 Administrative Medical Office II Details 2
This course is a continuation of Administrative Medical Office I and is focused on administrative duties required for medical assistants. Students will be introduced to the responsibilities of medical assistants, safety in the medical office, patient education, and the role of the medical assistant as a patient navigator. Students will review EMR functionality and patient schedule management.
Prerequisites: OFT 170
OFT 185 Medical Insurance & Coding Details 3
This course provides an overview of medical insurance, medical claims, and coding requirements and procedures. Topics include government and third-party insurance plans, coding systems, and claims form processing.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 195 Special Topics in Office Technology Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in office technology not covered in other courses. Topics will vary with needs, interests, and goals of the student and instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated three times with different topics. (Topics to be listed on student's permanent academic record.)
Prerequisites: Consent of department
OFT 260 Customer Service Details 3
This course prepares students to meet and exceed customer service expectations of both internal and external customers. The course addresses attitude and personal approach with customers; resolution of customer conflicts and complaints; importance of nonverbal communication and listening skills; appropriate telephone, online and written communication; professionalism; and stress and time management.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 270 Electronic Health Records Details 3
An overview course that focuses on the fundamental concepts, terminology and functions of the electronic health record (EHR). The course will emphasize the principles of creating and maintaining electronic health records in acute and ambulatory health settings. EHR history, benefits, standards, functionality, security, and confidentiality in a variety of healthcare settings will be examined. Students will have hands-on training using the common functions of an electronic health record system.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 281 Medical Terminology Details 3
Teaches medical language of prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms. Students will learn to pronounce and spell medical terms and also learn how to combine prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms to describe a medical term. Course utilizes a body system approach focusing upon specific body systems and providing a brief overview of anatomy and physiology, pathology, word roots, related terms, and special procedures with emphasis on building a working medical vocabulary based on body systems.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 282 Medical Transcription Details 3
Transcription of authentic physician-dictated reports organized by body systems of medical specialties. Emphasis is on development of accuracy, speed, and medical knowledge for transcription of letters, chart notes, history and physical examination reports, discharge summaries, laboratory reports, diagnostic studies, radiology and pathology reports; using reference materials and other resources efficiently; editing and proofreading techniques; and grammar and punctuation review.
Prerequisites: OFT 102 and OFT 281
OFT 283 Pharmacology for the Medical Office Details 2
Students are introduced to the mechanisms of actions of drugs so that there is an understanding of why drugs must be dispensed in certain ways. Groupings of most-used drugs into categories provide a basis for understanding basic pharmaceutical concepts.
Prerequisites: OFT 281
OFT 284 Medical Coding - ICD Details 2
This is a fundamental course which deals with the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). ICD is designed for the classification of patient morbidity (sickness) and mortality (death) information for statistical purposes.
Prerequisites: BIO 275 and OFT 281
OFT 285 Medical Coding - CPT Details 2
This is a fundamental course which deals with the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT). CPT is designed for communicating information about clinical services to address the needs of health care professionals, patients, accreditation organizations, and payers for administrative, financial, and analytical purposes.
Prerequisites: BIO 275 and OFT 281
OFT 286 Patient Billing Details 3
Designed to introduce the concepts and skills needed for a career in the medical office billing field. Students will work with a patient billing and accounting software program to complete assignments and a simulation project.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 299 Office Internship Details 1-5 (Varies)
The internship program is designed to provide practical "real world" experience in a carefully designed and structured program. The student is given an opportunity to apply skills learned during formal training, as well as learn new skills, by the use of on-the-job experience. Students learn office procedures and develop responsibility and professionalism. Eighty hours of on-the-site work equals one credit hour. Students may enroll for up to five credit hours.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of program requirements leading to internship experience and consent of department

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