ADMS 1018 This course covers basic information on the history of computers and their impact on society, computer hardware and desk application software. Students will learn the fundamentals of word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation applications. Students will also be introduced to use of the Internet and e-mail. This course meets the Dakota County Technical College's computer literacy requirement.
ADMS 1045 This course is an introduction to building medical terms and learning the meanings. Students will learn combining forms, word roots, prefixes and suffixes, and how these word parts apply to building medical terms. Students will also learn common medical abbreviations and symbols. THIS COURSE IS THE SAME AS HEAL1502.
ADMS 1049 This advanced medical terminology course is a continuation of ADTC1045 Medical Terminology with a focus on word analysis, spelling, pronunciation, and usage of medical terms. Word roots/combining forms, prefixes, suffixes, abbreviations and medical terms will be addressed for the medical specialty areas including oncology, radiology, psychiatry and pharmacology. There will be an emphasis placed on diagnostic terms, laboratory and clinical procedures assigned to each of the body systems. In addition, students will apply medical terminology usage to common healthcare documentations.
ADMS 1051 This course provides basic information about common disease conditions affecting various body systems. There is a focus on the general principles of disease and signs and symptoms of specific disease processes. Major concepts include diagnostic tests, treatment modalities, and medication protocols related to specific disease processes.
Oral Business Communications and Job Seeking Skills
ADMS - 1285: Oral Business Communications and Job Seeking Skills
ADMS 1285 This course covers the development of oral communication skills in the following areas: one-to-one communication, oral presentations to groups, use of MS PowerPoint in presentations and student evaluation of speeches. Students will also learn successful employment interview strategies as well as how to find various job leads, write a successful resume, application letter, and follow-up letter.
ADMS 1360 This beginning course provides an orientation to the healthcare delivery system, health records, and the health information profession. Basic concepts of medical records are explored in different healthcare settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and physician's offices. This course addresses the various forms which comprise a medical record, assembly of records, record analysis and medical record terminology.
ADMS 1370 This advanced course provides a study of various health plans, reimbursement methodologies, and compliance strategies. Students will continue using principles of ICD-10-CM and CPT coding and advanced concepts of coding to ensure proficiency in coding. Prerequisites: ADMS1045 Medical Terminology, ADMS1400 ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding, ADMS1410 CPT Coding
ADMS 1380 This course covers the components of quality improvement for problem-solving, decision-making, time management and implementation of quality concepts, and applying quality tools. This course also covers collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting numerical data relating to healthcare services. Students will apply computer software skills using spreadsheet, database, and presentation software to convey healthcare information. Prerequisites: ADMS1360 Healthcare Documentation Essentials
ADMS 1390 This course covers the various medications commonly used for all body systems. Topics covered will be drug classification, modes of administration, treatment means, and characteristics of typical drug effects.
ADMS 1400 This course will introduce the student to the ICD-10-CM classification system and ICD-10-PCS inpatient procedural coding system. Emphasis will be placed on the correct process of utilizing the alphabetic index and tabular list for code assignment. The focus will be on rules, conventions, and instructions of ICD-10-CM as well as chapter specific guidelines (e.g. circulatory, injury, pregnancy), including criteria for assignment of principal and additional diagnoses in the inpatient and outpatient setting. Prerequisites: ADMS1360 Healthcare Documentation Essentials, ADMS1045 Medical Terminology
ADMS 1410 This course provides a study of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding system using sample exercises and medical records to develop skill and accuracy in coding. Students will continue using the principles of ICD-10-CM coding to ensure proficiency in coding using patient records and advanced concepts of coding. Students will adhere to current regulations and established guidelines in code assignment. Prerequisites: ADMS1400 ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding, ADMS1360 Healthcare Documentation Essentials, ADMS1045 Medical Terminology
ADMS 1420 This course is a study of the principles of management, communication, and interpersonal relationships in creating a productive work environment in a healthcare facility. Fundamentals of team leadership will be explored, as well as organizational skills and employee training and development. Cultural issues and its effect on health, healthcare quality, cost and HIM will be explored, as well as creating programs and policies that support a culture of diversity. Prerequisites: NONE
ADMS - 1430: Legal Principles of Health Information
ADMS 1430 This course covers the application of legal principles, policies, regulations, and standards for the control and usage of consent and release of Information forms used in medical facilities. Ethical and bio ethical practices will be explored. An overview of current health legislation will be included. Prerequisites: NONE
ADMS 1440 This advanced course provides a study of various health insurance plans, reimbursement methodologies and compliance strategies. Students will continue to use the principles of ICD-10-CM and CPT coding to ensure proficiency in coding patient records and advanced concepts of coding. Students will follow current regulations and established guidelines in coding assignments. An overview of health insurance plans and reimbursement systems will be discussed, along with the basics of completing insurance claim forms. Prerequisites: ADMS1360 Healthcare Documentation Essentials, ADMS1400 ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding, ADMS1410 CPT Coding, ADMS1045 Medical Terminology
ADMS 1450 This course provides the student with practical application of theories learned during the course of study. Under the supervision of a qualified health information professional at affiliation site, the student will gain professional practice experience, when available, in a healthcare facility. Students will be required to meet written goals and objectives and undergo evaluations. Affiliation sites are organizations that agree to take medical coding students for a non-paid period of time in order to aid the student in blending classroom theory with practical application. The student should be supervised and considered a contributing member of the affiliation site staff. The internship and review will prepare the student to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) national exam. Prerequisite: Students should be in their last semester of coursework.
HEAL 1101 This course is an introduction to the structure and function of the human body. Focus will be on the study of each individual organ system and the interaction of each system with the rest of the body.
PHIL 1350 This course introduces students to basic issues in medical ethics. Emphasis will be placed on the process of considering ethical theories and laws in the analysis of specific cases from the field. This course will be of special interest to students in programs such as Patient Care Technician, Dental Assistant, and Veterinary Technician though students in any program will find the study of medical ethics worthwhile. Suggested Accuplacer reading cut score over 78 and completion of ENGL 1150: Composition I. Meets MnTC Goals 6 and 9.
ENGL 1150 This course emphasizes the process of writing expository and persuasive essays using effective writing skills and a variety of research techniques. Also included in the course content are critical reading and logical reasoning.
Meets MnTC Goal 1 - PREREQUISITES: Students having one of the recommended placement assessment scores, or a grade of ?C-? or higher in READ 150 and ENG 150
SPEE 1020 This course is intended to increase student?s awareness of the processes, models, and theories of interpersonal communication relative to relationships that impact people?s personal and professional lives. Through self-analysis and reflection, case studies, practical application, and critical thinking, students will examine the influence of communicative behaviors on themselves, their personal relationships, groups, and society. Concepts include self-esteem, self-fulfilling prophecies, perception, ethics, emotion, conflict, cultural awareness, language, nonverbal communication, social media, and listening. Meets Goal 7. Meets MNTC Goal 1 Fall 2016 and after.