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Health Services Technology Degree Courses

BIOL 1050 - Principle of Biology 3 Credits; 2 Lecture Hours; 2 Lab Hours This course is designed as an introduction to biology for non-majors. The course will provide the fundamentals of biology for students as an introduction to further college biology courses. The course will introduce students to the diversity, structure, and interdependence of living organisms with one another and the environment. Students will meet two lecture hours and two lab hours per week. Semesters available: Day - F, Sp Evening - F Course Syllabus
BIOL 1550 - Microbiology 3 Credits; 2 Lecture Hours; 2 Lab Hours This course is designed for allied health and nursing majors. It explores the major groups of microorganisms and the role they play in the environment and in disease. The host-parasite relationship, human immunity to disease, epidemiology, and the control of microorganisms are also addressed. Laboratory exercises provide the student with the basic techniques of microbial identification, microscopy, sterile technique, and basic infection control. Day - F, Sp Evening - F Course Syllabus
BIOL 1730 - Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours; 3 Lab Hours This course presents the basic terms and concepts that deal with the structure and processes of the human body. It involves examination of the body as a whole, the cell, and tissues. The basic structure and physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, and endocrine systems are presented. Laboratory exercises enhance and support the lecture topics and include microscopy, the study of models, specimen dissection, cadaver study, and physiological experiments. Day - F, Sp Evening - F, Sp Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all required remedial coursework in reading (READ0080 or minimum COMPASS Reading score of 80), writing (WRIT0090 or a minimum ACT English sub-score of 18 or minimum COMPASS Writing score of 69 and a minimum eWrite score of 6). Course Syllabus
CHEM 1030 - Chemistry 3 Credits; 2 Lecture Hours; 3 Lab Hours The course is to give the Allied Health and Nursing student an appreciation and understanding of general inorganic chemistry. Includes atomic and molecular structure, molecular forces, properties and states of matter, naming of chemical compounds, types and behaviors of solutions, types of reactions, acid base chemistry, carefully chosen organic topics with their applications to specific health problems. Laboratory exercises will enhance and reinforce lecture topics. Day - F, Sp, Su Evening - F, Sp Prerequisite(s): Take CHEM-1010; Course Syllabus
CISS 1020 - Introduction to Computers 3 Credits; 2 Lecture Hours; 2 Lab Hours Introduction to Computers is a course designed to present the basic computer concepts and the Microsoft Office Suite applicable to today's business world. Areas of concentration include Computer Concepts, Windows, Internet Explorer, E-mail, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competency by interfacing with the Windows operating system and the internet, and to produce electronic presentations, written business documents, electronic spreadsheets, relational databases, and electronic mail. TAG course:OBU003 CTAG course:CTIT001 Semesters available: Day - F, Sp Evening - F, Sp Course Syllabus
COMM 1010 - Speech 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This course involves instruction and experience in giving a presentation. Students are taught the principles of speech content and delivery so that they can effectively participate in a variety of practical speaking situations. Presentations will include the informative speech, persuasive speech, visual aid/demonstration speech, impromptu speech, and group presentation. Semesters available: Day - F, Sp, Su Evening - F, Sp, Su Course Syllabus
ENGL 1030 - English Composition II 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This is a course in argument and research writing. Students read issue-based works and write summaries, responses, and an argument and research paper. Students learn to organize research projects, find and evaluate sources, incorporate ideas and quotations from sources, document their sources in MLA and APA style, analyze and use argumentative strategies and persuasive appeals, and prepare and revise effective, coherent papers. Prerequisite(s): Take ENGL-1010 with a minimum grade of C- or better. Course Syllabus
HLTH 1030 - Introduction to Health Professions 1 Credits; 1 Lecture Hours Introduction to the Health Professions is designed to familiarize students with the various career opportunities in healthcare plus how to be successful as a student in the health care environment. The course will also incorporate the learning of current trends, safety, professionalism, lifelong learning, technology, and professional education process. Semesters available Day - F, SP; Eve - F, Sp Course Syllabus
HLTH 1150 - Medical Terminology 2 Credits; 2 Lecture Hours This course will introduce medical terminology; including common medical root words, prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms. It will include common medical abbreviations, pronunciation, spelling, and definitions of medical terminology related to the human body systems. Students who are pursuing an allied health or nursing degree, or working in health care professions will enhance their knowledge of medical terminology in this course. Day - F, Sp, Su Evening - F, Sp Course Syllabus
MATH 1030 - Variable Relationships; Algebra and Graphing 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This course primarily presents variable relationships, both algebraically as well as graphically. A short presentation of descriptive statistics is included. Topics include dimensional analysis, algebra skills, functions, equation solving, ratio and proportion, variation, working with formulas, and additional emphasis on applied problems. Successful completion of MATH0074 with a grade of C- or better or a COMPASS Algebra score of 31 or higher or ACT Math score of 21 or higher required. Semesters Available Day - F, SP, SU Eve - F, SP, SU Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of MATH0074 with a grade of C- or better or COMPASS Algebra score of 31 or better or ACT Math score of 21 required. Course Syllabus
ELECTIVES There are also 6 elective courses required for this degree. Please check with your academic advisor for a current electives list.




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