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Career and Technical Programs

AH22 (3 credits)
Healthcare Calculations

Teaches the calculations involved in the preparation and administration of pharmacological products. Topics include converting measurements, dosage calculations, dilutions, concentrations, dimensional analysis, flow duration, volume per hour, drip rates, and TPN milliliter-equivalents. Prerequisite: MTH20 or designated placement score.

AH100 (3 credits)
Medical Terminology: Introduction

Provides a basic understanding of medical terminology using a word-building approach based on the systems of the human body. Prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, special endings, plural forms, abbreviations, and symbols are included in the content. Emphasis is placed on spelling, definition and usage. Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90 (WR91 substitutes for both) or designated placement scores.

AH101 (3 credits)
Medical Assistant I: Administrative

Covers a variety of topics including the role and scope of the medical assistant in a clinical front office environment. This includes an overview of recordkeeping, documentation and Electronic Health Records software. Students will be responsible for knowing insurance and billing, patient scheduling, and screening for patient check in are also included. Prerequisite: Admission to the Medical Assistant Certificate program.

AH102 (4 credits)
Medical Assistant II: Clinical

Covers clinical topics for medical assisting. Students will learn how to collect a patient’s history, prepare them for their appointments, provide instruction on patient care, take vital sign measurements, and assist provider with patient care. Calculating, administering, and recording medication will be addressed. Specimen collection, processing procedures, the use of personal protective equipment and infection control, and OSHA policies and procedures will be taught and reinforced. Prerequisite: Admission to the Medical Assistant Certificate program.

AH103 (4 credits)
Medical Assistant III: Specialty

Prepares students for medical assisting in specialty clinics. Students will learn how to perform specialty techniques and recognize the differences in treatment and diagnosis based on area of specialty. Students will demonstrate communication techniques that promote equity and diversity in each specialty area. Additionally, students will learn about clinical management and human resources in healthcare. Prerequisite: Admission to the Medical Assistant Certificate program.

AH104 (3 credits)
Phlebotomy

Introduces students to the concept of phlebotomy, including, but not limited to venipuncture procedures, specimen processing, and safety and compliance considerations. Additionally, the course prepares students to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), Certification Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam. Successful completion of this course, along with 30 unaided, successful venipunctures and 10 capillary collections on live individuals, will make students eligible to sit for the NHA CPT credential. This credential allows students to work as a nationally certified phlebotomist for 2 years, before certification renewal is required. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Phlebotomy or Medical Assistant Certificate programs.

AH105 (3 credits)
Communication and Professional Behavior

Prepares students for practicum experiences and employment in the healthcare industry by understanding and practicing communication skills (oral and written), workplace ethics, and professional behavior. Prerequisite: WR115 or BT113 or higher-level composition course, and permission of Instructor.

AH107 (2 credits)
Electrocardiograms (ECG) for Medical Assistants

This course focuses on a basic introduction and understanding of electrocardiograms (ECGs) and other cardiac procedures. It covers information needed to interpret ECGs including anatomy and physiology of the human heart and how it relates to the ECG. Students will also learn basic electrophysiology and how to interpret various rhythms, and how to perform an ECG within a clinical setting. Prerequisites: Admission into the Medical Assistant program, and successful completion of all prior program courses.

AH108 (2 credits)
Introduction to Pharmacology for Medical Assistants

Introduction of pharmacology, from safety and regulations, through medication preparation and dosages. This course will focus on patient conditions related to medications, interactions, and effects of medications on the human body. Prerequisites: Admission into the Medical Assistant program, and successful completion of all prior program courses.

AH110 (3 credits)
Medical Terminology: Clinical

Continues the study of medical terminology and medical records analysis. Focuses on the clinical aspects of terminology including pharmacology, medical specialties, medical records, diagnostic and treatment procedures, and laboratory testing. Prerequisites: Admission to an Allied Health program, and AH100.

AH120 (4 credits)
Medical Office Assistant I

The first of two courses that prepare students for careers as medical administrative assistants. Introduces the concepts and skills related to patient and facility scheduling, patient intake, office logistics, privacy, and basic workplace safety. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Medical Office Assistant program. Corequisite: AH120L

AH121 (4 credits)
Medical Office Assistant II

Builds upon the themes and skills introduced in Medical Administrative Assistant I. Focuses on the integration of the skills for the medical office setting and covers more in-depth issues in office processes, patient privacy, patient rights and responsibilities, and safety in the workplace. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Medical Office Assistant program, and AH120.

AH123 (2 credits)
Legal and Ethical Issues for Medical Personnel

Exposes students to a variety of legal and ethical dilemmas, helping students become more prudent and confident medical assistants or medical administrative assistants. Classroom content includes the legal system, the legal rights that define relationships between individuals, quality assurance, office protocols and patient records, and legal issues that affect employment. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Medical Office Assistant, Medical Assistant, or Pharmacy Technician Certificate programs.

AH130 (4 credits)
Concepts in Medical Insurance and Billing

Explores the fundamentals of health insurance, reimbursement processes and methodologies, billing cycles, payment systems, fee schedules, charge master, and internal audit processes. Includes an introduction to how health information technology is used in medical offices. Students will learn how to apply this information to enter patient charges and payments. Prerequisite: Acceptance into any Allied Health program.

AH150 (2 credits)
Introduction to Practicum and Seminar

Provides students an extensive overview of the practicum experience and prepares students for the challenges of their role in the healthcare industry. Content includes program policies and procedures (safety, HIPAA, student conduct and competency documentation), phases of student development, role of the student intern, and expectations for communication and workplace behavior. In preparation for clinical placement students will identify technical and soft skills required for the position they are in training for. Prerequisite: Acceptance into any Allied Health certificate program

AH165 (2 credits)
Introduction to Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians

Introduces the world of pharmacology as relevant to pharmacy technicians, including, medication preparations and dosages, patient conditions related to medications and the effects medications have on the patient's body. It also addresses the pharmacological issues of special populations such as pediatrics, neonatal, and geriatrics. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Pharmacy Technician Certificate program.

AH170MAP (8 credits)
Medical Assistant Practicum

Provides hands-on clinical experience. Students work each week in a host site as part of the patient care team and experience first-hand the various operations within primary, specialty and/or urgent care settings. Duties will be assigned according to students’ skill level and the work needs of the host site. Students will participate in five seminars in which students discuss expectations and reflect on experiences. Seminars are attended and moderated by an instructor, who uses the feedback gained to evaluate current practicum experiences and improve future practicum experiences. Students will be expected to expand their skill set during the sequence. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Medical Assistant Certificate program.

AH170MOA (3 credits)
Medical Office Assistant Practicum

Provides hands-on clinical experience. Students work each week in a host site as part of the administrative healthcare team and experience first-hand the various operations within primary, specialty and/or urgent care settings. Duties will be assigned according to students' skill level and the work needs of the host site. Students will participate in three seminars during the term - an orientation seminar to discuss expectations for the term; a mid-term seminar to discuss current activities and exchange details on experiences; and a concluding seminar to reflect on work experiences. Students will be expected to expand their skill set during the sequence. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Medical Office Assistant Certificate program.

AH170PHL (2 credits)
Phlebotomy Practicum

Provides hands-on clinical experience. Students work each week in a host site as part of the patient care team and experience first-hand the various operations within primary, specialty and/or urgent care settings. Duties will be assigned according to students’ skill level and the work needs of the host site. Students will participate in three seminars during the term. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Phlebotomy Career Pathway Certificate program.

AH170PRX (3 credits)
Pharmacy Technician Practicum

Provides hands-on clinical experience. Students work in a host site as part of the pharmacy team and experience first-hand the various operations within different pharmacy settings. Duties will be assigned according to students’ skill level and the work needs of the host site. Students will participate in three seminars during the term. Seminars are attended and moderated by an instructor, who uses the feedback gained to evaluate current practicum experiences and improve future practicum experiences. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Pharmacy Technician Certificate program.

AH199 (variable credits)
Allied Health Special Studies

Selected topics of study in Allied health are offered on demand through seminars, lecture/lab and or web. This course is designed to: provide the local medical community served by Rogue Community College with a variety of subject offerings designed to address educational needs for medical staff unique to the area; and provide flexibility in meeting competency or skill requirements in the changing medical environment. Prerequisites: May vary depending on program and subject offerings.

AH202 (2 credits)
Infection Control for the Healthcare Professional

Designed to prepare students for the following sections: patient and healthcare worker education, standard/ universal precautions and prevention of disease transmission, prevention of cross contamination, maintaining aseptic conditions, performing sterilization procedures, environmental asepsis, and occupational safety. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Pharmacy Technician Certificate program.