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FST-102 Firefighter Basic I: Basic

Credits: 3
This course is the study of the initial National Fire Protection Association 1001 standards. Topics include firefighter safety, personal protective equipment, communications, firefighter survival, fire behavior, fire service organization, hazardous materials, and command and control. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... None


FST-104 Firefighter II

Credits: 3
This course continues coverage of the National Fire Protection Association 1001 standards. Topics include basic firefighting skills and use of equipment such as hoses, flammable liquids, gas fires, construction materials, hydrant flow/operability, and remaining skills not covered in Firefighter I. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... FST-102 FST-103;


FST-209 Hazard Materials Chemistry

Credits: 3
This course is a study of basic chemistry related to the categories of hazardous materials including recognition, identification, reactivity, and health hazards encountered by emergency services. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... None


GEO-101 Introduction to Geography

Credits: 3
This course is an introduction to the principles and methods of geographic inquiry. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RWR-032 or acceptable placement scores


GEO-102 World Geography

Credits: 3
This course includes a geographic analysis of the regions of the world, i.e., North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa. Diversity of each region is emphasized by examining its physical environment, natural resources, social, cultural, economic and political systems. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RWR-032 or acceptable placement scores


GLY-101 Physical Geology

Credits: 4
This course is a study of the earth's surface, internal processes and the resulting rock products. Topics include plate tectonics, the rock cycle and uniformitarianism. 3.0-3.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RWR-032 and MAT-032 or acceptable placement scores


HIM-110 Health Information Science I

Credits: 3
This course provides an in-depth study of the content, retrieval, control and retention of health information systems. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... None


HIM-130 Billing & Reimbursements

Credits: 3
This course provides an introduction to medical insurance billing and reimbursement practices with emphasis on the primary payers such as Medicare and Medicaid. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... HIM-225


HIM-135 Medical Pathology

Credits: 3
This course is a study of disease processes, general classification of disease including signs and symptoms, systems affected by disease, diagnostic measures, types of treatment including surgical and/or chemical interventions, and terminology. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... BIO-112


HIM-137 Pharmacology for Coders

Credits: 1
This course is a study of therapeutic agents in relation to medical record coding and reimbursement issues. 1.0-0.0-1.0

Prerequisite(s)........... None


HIM-140 Current Procedural Terminology I

Credits: 3
This course provides a basic study of the CPT and HCPCS coding and classification systems particular to the physician's office setting. Students will learn how to assign codes to capture the professional component of services provided. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... HIM-216


HIM-150 Coding Practicum I

Credits: 3
This course provides clinical practice in the application of basic coding and classification system guidance in selected health care facilities. 0.0-9.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... HIM-140 and HIM-225

Corequisite(s)........... HIM-227


HIM-216 Coding & Classifications I

Credits: 3
This course includes a study of disease, procedural coding and classification systems. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... None


HIM-225 Coding & Classifications II

Credits: 3
This course provides a study of advanced coding and classification systems. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... HIM-216


HIM-227 Senior Professional Competencies

Credits: 3
This capstone course is designated to promote interactive discussion related to the HIM profession to include career issues and opportunities. The course includes specific projects and capstone competencies in a mock testing environment. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... HIM-150


HIS-101 Western Civilization to 1689

Credits: 3
This course is a survey of western civilization from ancient times to 1689, including the major political, social, economic, and intellectual factors shaping western cultural tradition. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RWR-032 or acceptable placement scores


HIS-102 Western Civilization: Post 1689

Credits: 3
This course is a survey of western civilization from 1689 to the present, including the major political, social, economic, and intellectual factors which shape the modern western world. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RWR-032 or acceptable placement scores


HIS-201 American History: Discovery to 1877

Credits: 3
This course is a survey of U.S. history from discovery to 1877. This course includes political, social, economic, and intellectual developments during this period. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RWR-032 or acceptable placement scores


HIS-202 American History: 1877 to Present

Credits: 3
This course is a survey of U.S. history from 1877 to the present. This course includes political, social, economic, and intellectual developments during this period. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RWR-032 or acceptable placement scores


HIS-235 American Military History

Credits: 3
This course explores the development of the American military from the 1600s through the Vietnam War. Study focuses on the military's actions during conflicts with other nations, its relation to society, and its role in the evolution of the American nation. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... HIS-201 or HIS-202



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