Allied Health Science (AHS)

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 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 145 (4)

Medical Assistant Essentials

The Medical Assistant Essentials 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 145, AHS 146, AHS 147, AHS 148, AHS 149, 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: Consent of Instructor. Co-requisite: AHS 146 and AHS 147 (spring semester) or AHS 148 and AHS 149 (fall semester.) Four lecture. Fall, Spring.
 

AHS 146 (10)

Medical Assistant A

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 145, AHS 146, AHS 147, AHS 148, AHS 149, 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: RDG 099, ENG 100, and MAT 091 or placement test scores beyond prerequisite courses. Co-requisite: AHS 147 and either AHS 145 (1st Semester Students) or AHS 289 (2nd Semester Students.) Ten lecture. Fall, Spring.
 

AHS 147 (2)

Medical Assistant A Skills

A skills practice and competency development class to be taken in conjunction with AHS 146 Medical Assistant A. Co-requisite: AHS 146. Six lab. Fall, Spring.
 

AHS 148 (10)

Medical Assistant B

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 145, AHS 146, AHS 147, AHS 148, AHS 149, 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: RDG 099, ENG 100, and MAT 091 or placement test scores beyond prerequisite courses. Co-requisite: AHS 149 and either AHS 145 (1st Semester Students) or AHS 289 (2nd Semester Students). Ten lecture. Fall, Spring.
 

AHS 149 (2)    

Medical Assistant B Skills

A skills practice and competency development class to be taken in conjunction with AHS 148 Medical Assistant B. Co-requisite: AHS 148. Six lab. Fall, Spring.
 

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 Instructor or Dean.  May be taken for S/U credit. One to six variable credit hours.
 

AHS 198/298 (1-6)

Special Topics

Designed to meet the needs of an individual(s) who has an interest in pursuing an original topic in an instructional area under faculty supervision.

 

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