Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

Course Descriptions

Health Information Technology (HIT)

Nursing and Allied Health Division

HIT 100: Introduction to ICD-9-CM

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: HIT 118 and permission of the Nursing and Allied Health division.

Introduces the mechanics of using ICD-9-CM. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

HIT 101: Current Procedural Terminology

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: HIT 118 and permission of the Nursing and Allied Health division.

Includes ambulatory reimbursement methodologies. Teaches mechanics of outpatient coding using CPT-4. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

HIT 105: Health Care Dynamics

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: permission of the Nursing and Allied Health division.

Introduces student to the organization and functioning of the healthcare delivery system. Professional, legal, and ethical aspects of the health occupations. Prevention, community health needs, psychosocial factors in health care, and community agencies are considered. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

HIT 117: Medical Terminology I

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Studies word derivations and formation with emphasis upon understanding common usage in the field of health care. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

HIT 118: Language of Medicine

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Applies medical language by body system and appropriate use within the accepted nomenclature and classification systems. This course is designed to meet professional program requirements. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

HIT 120: Medical Transcription I

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: HIT 117, COT 200 or concurrent enrollment, and ENG 101 or satisfactory performance on English placement test and permission of the Nursing and Allied Health division.

Teaches basic medical transcription skills. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

HIT 121: Medical Transcription II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: HIT 118, HIT 120 and permission of the Nursing and Allied Health division.

Teaches intermediate medical transcription skills. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

HIT 165: Pathophysiology I

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: BIOL 200 and permission of the Nursing and Allied Health division.

Introduces students to the concept of disease process in specific body systems. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

HIT 170: Computers in Health Care

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Teaches hardware and software components of computers for health information applications. Methods of controlling the accuracy and security of data. Record linkage and data sharing concepts. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

HIT 180: Introduction to Health Information Management

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites or Corequisites: HIT 118 and permission of the Nursing and Allied Health division.

Introduces Health Information Management procedures including professional ethics and processes to assure quality health care through quality information. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

HIT 201: Classification Systems For Health Care Data

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: HIT 180 and permission of the Nursing and Allied Health division.

Practices in-depth assigning diagnostic and procedure codes according to ICD-9-CM. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

HIT 205: Structure & Organization of Health Information Systems

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: HIT 170 & AMP;HIT180 and permission of the Nursing and Allied Health division; Corequisites: HIT 201

Teaches functions of health information departments in healthcare institutions. Studies origin, uses, format, and regulatory requirements of health records. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

HIT 206: Clinical Applications I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites or Corequisites: HIT 205 and permission of the Nursing and Allied Health division.

Teaches practical experience in the acute care setting performing health information departmental duties. Grades assigned on a pass/fail basis. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

HIT 207: Health Information Management

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: HIT 205 and permission of the Nursing and Allied Health division.

Offers opportunities to develop supervisory skills including directing and controlling, management of human resources, with an emphasis on situations encountered in Health Information Services. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

HIT 208: Clinical Applications II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: HIT 206 and permission of the Nursing and Allied Health division.

Teaches management and practical experience in specialized care settings. Grades assigned on a pass/fail basis. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

HIT 210: Coding Applications

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: HIT 201 and permission of the Nursing and Allied Health division.

Teaches practical coding experience in a variety of health care settings. Grades assigned on a pass/fail basis. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

HIT 245: Quality Improvement Techniques

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: HIT 205 and permission of the Nursing and Allied Health division.

Studies methodologies for conducting quality improvement activities. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

HIT 299: Selected Topics in Health Information Technology

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: HIT 205 and permission of the Nursing and Allied Health division.

Covers selected topics of interest to students of health information systems. Grades assigned on pass/fail a basis. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

History (HIST)

Liberal Arts Division

HIST 101: United States History to 1865

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Offers a survey of American history and civilization from the time of the first European settlement to about 1865.

HIST 102: United States History 1865 to Present

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Covers American history and civilization since the end of the American Civil War.

HIST 105: European Civilization to 1648

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Covers the development of Western civilization and history from its beginnings in the valleys of the Nile, Tigris, and Euphrates rivers to the mid-17th century rise of strong nation-states.

HIST 106: European Civilization 1648 to Present

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Covers Western civilization and history from the mid-17th century to the present.

HIST 111: Survey of American Constitutional History

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Teaches the origin, development, history of the Nevada and United States constitutions. Course will examine the American judicial system through a number of significant decisions and will analyze the individuals who made those decisions.

HIST 207: Discover Nevada's Past

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Explores the many historic sites and scenic areas of Nevada, utilizing lecture discussions, slide presentations, readings and videos.

HIST 217: Nevada History

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Studies Nevada's history from prehistoric times to the present. The course will examine the early mining and cattle frontiers, the development of towns and the advent of industrialization as well as the 20th century problems of water, energy, and growth.

HIST 247: Introduction to the History of Mexico

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces pre-Columbian Mexico, Colonial New Spain and Mexican national history to the present.

HIST 295: Special Topics in History: India

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

Offers a broad survey of the history of India from prehistoric times through the regal empires, the colonial experience and modern history. Covers the historical and current Indian political systems and its experience with socialism as well as its current economy. Reviews India's culture including Hinduism, Buddhism, the caste system, sexuality, and music, dance, literature and movies.

Holocaust, Genocide and Peace Studies (HGPS)

Liberal Arts Division

HGPS 201: Concepts in Holocaust, Genocide and Peace Studies

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Analyzes the origins of prejudice, hatred, and dehumanizing policies; examines major social conflicts, mass destructions and genocides; explores conflict resolutions and peaceful social relationships.

Human Development & Family Studies (HDFS)

Career and Technical Education Division

HDFS 201: Life Span Human Development

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Studies human growth over the life span covering the biological influences on development and the processes of intellectual and social development. Reviews the family system and explores major challenges and developmental issues facing families today.

HDFS 202: Introduction to Families

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Explores the dynamics of development, interaction, and intimacy of primary relationships in contextual and theoretical frameworks, societal issues and choices facing diverse family systems. This course is taught from a bio-psycho-social approach within the family ecological system context. It incorporates issues relevant to international families and diverse family arrangements within North America. Traditional issues of families are reframed, reconstructed, and questioned. Application of ideas to those working with families in a variety of settings including: physical health, mental health, economic and educational arenas.

HDFS 232: Diversity and the Young Child - A Multicultural Perspective

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Considers the development of young children from the prenatal period through age 8, focusing on diversity among children. Diversity will be explored in cultural, ethnic and linguistic variations as well as differences in ability and typical/atypical development. Students will seek to understand development and its cultural variations so that teaching young children will be more effective, empathic and aware. This course will explore the many ways of growing up and the worldwide diversity of that process.

Humanities (HUM)

Liberal Arts Division

HUM 101: Introduction to Humanities

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Offers an interdisciplinary approach to the humanities. Students study major works in art, music, literature, and philosophy with historical framework.

HUM 198: Special Topics In Humanities

Units (Credits): 0.5–3; Prerequisites: none

Studies selected issues or topics of significance within the field of humanities. Intent will be to develop an interdisciplinary awareness and appreciation for the areas of art, music, literature, theater, history, and architecture. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.



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