Students following the study plan below will complete the Health Care Business Services associate degree on-line in the number of semesters shown.
10-103-111 Micro: Windows/Computer Basics
10-103-121 Micro: Word-Intro
* 10-501-101 Medical Terminology
* 10-530-172 Healthcare Delivery Systems
* 10-530-176 Health Data Management
* 10-530-181 Intro to the Health Record
10-801-136 English Composition 1
* 10-806-189 Basic Anatomy
** 10-890-101 College 101
10-103-131 Micro: Excel-Intro
10-103-151 Micro: PowerPoint-Intro
* 10-160-161 Insurance Health Principles
* 10-530-155 Diagnostic/Procedure Coding
* 10-530-178 Healthcare Law & Ethics
10-801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-804-123 Math w Business Apps
10-101-106 Accounting-for Non-Accountants
10-103-141 Micro: Access-Intro
10-104-191 Customer Service
* 10-160-143 Medical Practice Proc
* 10-160-151 Healthcare Relations
* 10-501-102 Intro to Dental Terminology
10-809-198 Intro to Psychology
* 10-160-140 HCBS Internship
* 10-160-167 HCBS Capstone
* 10-160-165 HCBS Organizational Resources
* 10-160-166 Medical Billing Processes
10-809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies
10-809-196 Intro to Sociology
* No final grade lower than a "C" is acceptable in any of the courses marked with an asterisk. A student who withdraws or receives a grade lower than a "C" in a program course may apply for re-entry into the program. Consideration for re-entry will be at the discretion of the re-entry team and will be dependent on clinical availability.
**The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an institutional requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements.
. A candidate who does not meet the requirements for program entry should meet with an NWTC counselor to develop a learning plan to make up any deficiencies through testing or course work.
. It is recommended that students interested in pursuing a degree in Health Information Technology should take ICD Diagnosis Coding (10-530-197) and CPT Coding (10-530-184) in place of Diagnostic/Procedure Coding (10-530-155).
These courses provide an opportunity for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding required for employment in this field.
10-101-106 ACCOUNTING-FOR NON-ACCOUNTANTS ...teaching non-accountants to read, analyze, and interpret financial information for making informed business decisions. This class de-emphasizes the use of debits, credits, journal entries and other accounting procedures.
10-103-111 MICRO: WINDOWS/COMPUTER BASICS ...Windows desktop elements, help features, folder and file management (create, delete, move, find file), and Search strategies. Blackboard, internet, and e-mail usage.
10-103-121 MICRO: WORD-INTRODUCTION ...word processing basics including creating, revising, formatting, printing; sections, tabs, multiple-page numbering; manipulating text; creating headers/footers; creating/formatting tables, graphics; and merging documents. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics.
10-103-131 MICRO: EXCEL-INTRODUCTION ...creating a worksheet, enhancing worksheet appearance, moving and copying data, using formulas and functions, creating charts and using clip art. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics.
10-103-141 MICRO: ACCESS-INTRODUCTION ...creating/modifying database tables, compacting a database, managing records, defining table relationships, creating queries, calculations, and aggregate functions, sorting, and using form/report wizards. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics.
10-103-151 MICRO: POWERPOINT-INTRODUCTION ...presentation skills using: graphics, diagrams, design themes, sounds, animations, slide transitions, and integration with other software. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics. (Corequiste: 10-103-121, Micro: Word-Intro)
10-104-191 CUSTOMER SERVICE ...develop professional telephone etiquette, explore customer service work environments, identify and analyze customer service failures, resolve problems cost effectively, set complaint policies, and develop communication techniques to handle complaining customers.
10-160-140 HEALTHCARE BUSINESS SERVICES INTERNSHIP ...career planning, resumes, interviews, search strategy, actual health care work experience, applied workplace improvements and ethical model. (Prerequisites: Accepted in the Health Care Business Services Program; 10-530-155, Diagnostic/Procedure Coding; Corequisite: 10-160-166, Medical Billing Processes)
10-160-143 MEDICAL PRACTICE PROCEDURES ...professional duties, medical scheduling, admissions, medical office software, 10-key, third-party payer processes, managed care procedures, empathy, diversity, medical records, confidentiality, information systems, regulation, office medical administration. (Prerequisites: 10-103-111, Micro: Windows Intro; 10-103-121, Micro: Word-Intro; 10-530-176, Health Data Management; 10-530-155, Diagnostic/Procedure Coding; 10-160-161, Insurance Health Principles; Corequisite: 10-101-106, Accounting for Non-Accountants)
10-160-151 HEALTHCARE RELATIONS ...financing of healthcare, managed care participants and products, integrated systems, organizational structure, provider networks, purchasers, cost containment, quality of care, regulation, and accountability. (Prerequisite: 10-160-161, Insurance Health Principles)
10-160-161 INSURANCE HEALTH PRINCIPLES ...this course presents common health insurance terminology. Students are introduced to various insurance programs including: private health insurance, Workers’ Compensation, disability insurance, hospital insurance, government plans including: Medicare, Medicaid and TriCare. (Corequisite: 10-530-172, Healthcare Delivery Systems)
10-160-165 HCBS ORGANIZATIONAL RESOURCES...a study of the principles of management to include planning, organizing, human resource management, directing, and controlling as related to the health information department. (Corequisite: 10-160-143, Medical Practice Procedures)
10-160-166 MEDICAL BILLING PROCESSES...optimizing key billing and collection processes; breaking down the billing and collection process; granting credit in a medical facility; examine expected performance outcomes and advanced billing practices. (Prerequisites: 10-101-106, Accounting for Non-Accountants; 10-160-143, Medical Practice Procedures)
10-160-167 HCBS CAPSTONE ... alternative to the internship. May include an in-depth study of a healthcare provider, business, career, or job shadowing. (Prerequisites: Accepted in the Health Care Business Services program; 10-530-155, Diagnostic/Procedure Coding; Corequisite: 10-160-166, Medical Billing Processes)
10-501-101 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY ...focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes, and root words. Students practice formation, analysis and reconstruction of terms. Emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation. Introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology.
10-501-102 INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL TERMINOLOGY...this course introduces dental vocabulary and terms used in the dental office. Topics include word parts, root words and basic dental terminology.
10-530-155 DIAGNOSTIC/PROCEDURE CODING...the International Classification of Diseases and Current Procedural Terminology with emphasis on coding skills, use of this classification system in health care settings, its application for statistical and reimbursement purposes. (Prerequisites: 10-501-101, Medical Terminology; 10-806-189, Basic Anatomy)
10-530-172 HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS...examines the organization, financing, regulation, and delivery of health care services. Includes the study of healthcare professionals.
10-530-176 HEALTH DATA MANAGEMENT...introduces the use and structure of health care data elements, data sets, data standards, their relationships to primary and secondary record systems and health information processing. (Corequisite: 10-530-181, Intro to Health Record)
10-530-178 HEALTHCARE LAW & ETHICS ...examines regulations for the content, use, confidentiality, disclosure, and retention of health information. An overview of the legal system and ethical issues are addressed. (Prerequisite: 10-530-176, Health Data Management; accepted in the Health Information Technology program, Health Care Business Services program or Medical Coding Specialist certificate)
10-530-181 INTRO TO THE HEALTH RECORD ... illustrate the flow of health information in various health care delivery systems and within the health information department; retrieve data from health records; professional ethics; confidentiality and security of information.
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills =75 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading and Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-806-189 BASIC ANATOMY ...examines concepts of anatomy and physiology as they relate to health careers. Learners correlate anatomical and physiological terminology to all body systems. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Reading=55 OR ACT-Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading and Study Skills OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr.
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION ...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer- Reading =55 and Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 OR ACT- Reading =15 and ACT English=16 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-804-123 MATH W BUSINESS APPS ...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer-Arithmetic score=65 or ACT-Math score=15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer-Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-198 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ...survey of theoretical foundations of human behavior such as sensation and perception, motivation, emotions, learning, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, stress, and human diversity in personal, social and vocational settings. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-196 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY ...the nature and variety of groups; inequality, race and ethnicity; family, population, social integration, and change; collective behavior; politics, economics, religion, education, and the effects of technology. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.