This course prepares the student for the certification exam earning a credential as a Home Care Coding Specialist - Diagnosis (HCS-D) by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance (BMSC). Students will learn how to access relevant patient documentation, assign the accurate diagnosis codes, and confer with physicians, clinicians, and/or practice administrators while maintaining the legal and ethical standards determined by policy, regulation and professional expectations. The course is offered within a semester timeframe and is organized in 20 learning modules presented in a self-paced online format with instructor support. Upon successful completion of the course, students are well prepared to complete the HCS-D certification exam through the BMSC to ready them for employment as a Home Care Coding Specialist. Success in this course, and in a future job as a HCS-D coder will be best realized by individuals who are highly self-directed, organized, and detail oriented with the ability to produce a high level of accuracy and efficiency in their work. Most coders work under deadlines and quotas. Prior experience with computer technology and the internet in a work or educational environment is highly recommended. Students who have no previous health care background are encouraged to enroll in a medical terminology course prior to, or concurrent with completing the Home Care Coding Specialty course. 03/20/2017-05/08/2017 Lecture - Online Days to be Announced, Times to be Announced, Room to be Announced
Designed to give students a review of the mechanics of English applicable to business. A review of functional grammar, spelling, and letter layout is included. The primary emphasis is on business letter and report writing both for content and format. Lab fee. 08/31/2017-12/11/2017 Lecture - Online Days to be Announced, Times to be Announced, Room to be Announced
This course provides an overview of the functionality and use of technology for creating digital illustrations and page layout design. Through hands-on lectures, demonstrations, and projects the student will learn the fundamental tools and techniques of current industry-standard vector software used in digital design. Emphasis is given to creating professional-looking design work utilizing the computer as a tool. Lab fee. 01/17/2018-05/02/2018 LECTURE Wednesday 05:45PM - 09:50PM, Davidson Building, Room 101
An introduction to architectural drawing production and practice. The student will prepare portions of a set of house construction documents including a site plan, floor plan, elevations, foundation plan, wall section and details, and door and window schedules. CAD technology will be used to complete most lab assignments. Lab fee. 08/31/2017-12/14/2017 LECTURE Tuesday, Thursday 11:30AM - 01:45PM, Ohm Information Technology Ctr, Room 204
This course provides an overview of the functionality and use of technology for creating and editing digital images. Through hands-on lectures, demonstration, and projects the student will learn the fundamental tools and techniques of current industry-standard raster software used for digital images. Emphasis is given to creating professional-looking art and graphics work utilizing the computer as a tool. Lab fee. 01/17/2018-05/07/2018 LECTURE Monday, Wednesday 10:30AM - 12:35PM, Davidson Building, Room 101