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BMGT 1191 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Special Topics In Business Administration and Management, General
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec.)


BMGT 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Supervision
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The role of the supervisor includes managerial functions as applied to leadership, counseling, motivation, and human relations skills. (3 Lec.)


BMGT 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Principles of Retailing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to the retailing environment and its relationship to consumer demographics, trends, and traditional/nontraditional retailing markets. The employment of retailing techniques and the factors that influence modern retailing. (3 Lec.)


BMGT 1303 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Principles of Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Concepts, terminology, principles, theories, and issues in the field of management. (3 Lec.)


BMGT 1305 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at MVC

Communications in Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of all Internet Development Technologies core curricula, and concurrent enrollment in specialization track, or demonstrated competence approved by program director.
Course Description: Basic theory and processes of communication skills necessary for the management of an organization's workforce. (3 Lec.)


BMGT 1306 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at EFC

Facilities Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: For individuals whose responsibility includes general management and supervision of public buildings, business and industrial facilities, and other complexes requiring supervision and control. Includes fire alarm maintenance, plant maintenance, occupational safety, OSHA rules and regulations, management of maintenance supervisors, and hazardous materials awareness. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


BMGT 1309 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, ECC
Single-Course Delivery for EFC, ECC

Information and Project Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Critical path methods for planning and controlling projects. Includes time/cost tradeoffs, resource utilization, stochastic considerations, task determination, time management, scheduling management, status reports, budget management, customer service, professional attitude, and project supervision. (3 Lec.)


BMGT 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC, MVC

Principles of Purchasing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The purchasing process as it relates to such topics as inventory control, price determination, vendor selection, negotiation techniques, and ethical issues. (3 Lec.)


BMGT 1327 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Principles of Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Concepts, terminology, principles, theories, and issues in the field of management. (3 Lec.)


BMGT 1331 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Production and Operations Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Fundamentals of the various techniques used in the practice of production and operations management. Includes location, design, and resource allocation. (3 Lec.)


BMGT 1333 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Principles of Selling
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to the selling process and its application to all forms of sales. Identification of the elements of the communication process between buyers and sellers in business and examination of the legal regulations and ethical issues of business which effect salespeople. (3 Lec.)


BMGT 1348 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Marketing Research and Strategies
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of all Internet Development Technologies core curricula, and concurrent enrollment in specialization track, or demonstrated competence approved by program director.
Course Description: Designed to enhance student understanding of the marketing environment and the dynamic interrelationships of the functions of marketing price, channels of distribution, promotion, and product responsibility. Provides a simulated marketing environment for experience in marketing decision-making and provides practical experiences in analyzing market cases for the students. (3 Lec.)


BMGT 1349 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advertising and Sales Promotion
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to the advertising principles, practices, and multimedia of persuasive communication including buyer behavior, budgeting, and regulatory constraints. (3 Lec.)


BMGT 1382 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Cooperative Education - Business Administration And Management, General
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. The student should have previous credit in or concurrent enrollment in BMGT 1301 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor. (1 Lec., 14 Ext.)


BMGT 1383 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Cooperative Education - Business Administration And Management, General
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. The student should have previous credit in or concurrent enrollment in HRPO 2301 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor. (1 Lec., 14 Ext.)


BMGT 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC

Special Topics in Business Administration and Management, General
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec.)


BMGT 1482 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at EFC

Cooperative Education - Business Administration and Management, General
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 21 Ext.)


BMGT 1483 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at EFC

Cooperative Education - Business Administration and Management, General
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 21 Ext.)


BMGT 2303 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Problem Solving and Decision Making
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Decision-making and problem-solving processes in organizations utilizing logical and creative problem solving techniques. Application of theory is provided by experiential activities using managerial decision tools. (3 Lec.)


BMGT 2309 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Leadership
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Concepts of leadership and its relationship to management. Prepares the student with leadership and communication skills needed to motivate and identify leadership styles. (3 Lec.)


BMGT 2311 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Management of Change
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of all Internet Development Technologies core curricula, and concurrent enrollment in specialization track, or demonstrated competence approved by program director.
Course Description: Knowledge, skills, and tools that enable a leader/organization to facilitate change in a pro-active participative style. (3 Lec.)


BMGT 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC, EFC, MVC

Total Quality Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Quality of productivity in organizations. Includes planning for quality throughout the organization, analysis of costs of quality, and employee empowerment. (3 Lec.)


BMGT 2341 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Strategic Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Strategic management process involving analysis of how organizations develop and implement a strategy for achieving organizational objectives in a changing environment. (3 Lec.)


BMGT 2347 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Instruction in interpreting data for effective problem solving and recommending corrective action with emphasis on a structured approach to critical thinking and problem solving in a team environment. (3 Lec.)


BMGT 2382 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Cooperative Education - Business Administration And Management, General
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. The student should have previous credit in or concurrent enrollment in HRPO 2307 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor. (1 Lec., 14 Ext.)


BMGT 2383 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Cooperative Education - Business Administration And Management, General
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. The student should have previous credit in or concurrent enrollment in BMGT 2303 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor. (1 Lec., 14 Ext.)


BMGT 2384 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at NLC

Cooperative Education - Operations Management and Supervision
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the paid work experience. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)


HITT 1160 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Clinical-Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HITT 1401 Health Care Date Content and Structure, ENGL 1301 Composition I and HITT 1345 Health Care Delivery Systems concurrently.
Course Description: A method of instruction providing detailed education, training and work-based experience, and direct patient/client care, generally at a clinical site. Specific detailed learning objectives are developed for each course by the faculty. On-site clinical instruction, supervision, evaluation and placement is the responsibility of the college faculty. Clinical experiences are unpaid external learning experiences. (3 Ext.)


HITT 1161 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Clinical-Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HITT 1441, HITT 2335, HITT 2246.
Course Description: A method of instruction providing detailed education, training and work-based experience, and direct patient/client care, generally at a clinical site. Specific detailed learning objectives are developed for each course by the faculty. On-site clinical instruction, supervision, evaluation and placement is the responsibility of the college faculty. Clinical experiences are unpaid external learning experiences. Emphasis will be on ICD-9 and CPT clinical coding with related project to be completed. (6 Ext.)


HITT 1203 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Medical Terminology II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HITT 1205.
Course Description: A continuation of word origin and structure. Includes prefixes, suffixes, root words, plurals, abbreviations, and symbols, surgical procedures, medical specialties, and diagnostic procedures. (2 Lec.)


HITT 1205 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Medical Terminology I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Study of word origin and structure through the introduction of prefixes, suffixes, root words, plurals, abbreviations and symbols, surgical procedures, medical specialties and diagnostic procedures. (2 Lec.)


HITT 1211 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Computers in Health Care
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to the concepts of computer technology related to health care and the tools and techniques for collecting, storing, and retrieving health care data. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


HITT 1249 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Pharmacology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1407, SCIT 1408, HITT 1205, and HITT 1203.
Course Description: Overview of the basic concepts of the pharmacological treatment of various diseases affecting major body systems. (2 Lec.)


HITT 1253 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HITT 1401 Health Care Date Content and Structure, HITT 1345 Health Care Delivery Systems, HITT 1160 Introductory Clinical and ENGL 1301 Composition I.
Course Description: Concepts of confidentiality, ethics, health care legislation, and regulations relating to the maintenance and use of health information. (2 Lec.)


HITT 1255 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Health Care Statistics
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HITT 1401 Health Care Date Content and Structure, HITT 1345 Health Care Delivery Systems, HITT 1160 Introductory Clinical, ENGL 1301 Composition I and MATH 1314 College Algebra.
Course Description: General principles of health care statistics with emphasis in hospital statistics. Skill development in computation and calculation of health data with overview of guidelines for Texas Department of Health Vital Statistics and studies. (2 Lec.)


HITT 1266 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Practicum (or Field Experience)-Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (14 Ext.)


HITT 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Heath Data Content and Structure
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to systems and processes for collecting, maintaining, and disseminating primary and secondary health-related information including content of health record, documentation requirements, registries, indices, licensing, regulatory agencies, forms, and screens. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


HITT 1305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Medical Terminology I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Study of word origin and structure through the introduction of prefixes, suffixes, root words, plurals, abbreviations and symbols, surgical procedures, medical specialties, and diagnostic procedures. (3 Lec.)


HITT 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Health Information Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MDCA 1313, MDCA 1409 and admission to the Medical Assisting Program at El Centro College.
Course Description: Introduction to health IT standards, health-related data structures, software applications and enterprise architecture in health care and public health. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


HITT 1342 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Ambulatory Coding
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Fundamentals of ambulatory coding rules, conventions, and guidelines. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


HITT 1345 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Health Care Delivery Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to organization, financing, and delivery of health care services, accreditation, licensure and regulatory agencies. (3 Lec.)


HITT 1401 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Health Data Content and Structure
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 Composition I.
Course Description: Introduction to systems and processes for collecting, maintaining and disseminating primary and secondary health related information. Instruction in delivery and organizational structure to include content of health record, documentation requirements, registries, indices, licensing, regulatory agencies, forms and screens. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


HITT 1441 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Coding and Classification Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1407, SCIT 1408, HITT 1205, and HITT 1203.
Course Description: Application of basic coding rules, principles, guidelines and conventions. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HITT 2145 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Coding Certification Exam Review
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Review of coding competencies and skills in preparation for a coding certification exam. (1 Lec.)


HITT 2149 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

RHIT Competency Review
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Review Health Information Technology (HIT) competencies, skills, and knowledge. (1 Lec.)


HITT 2160 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Clinical-Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A method of instruction providing detailed education, training and work-based experience, and direct patient/client care, generally at a clinical site. Specific detailed learning objectives are developed for each course by the faculty. On-site clinical instruction, supervision, evaluation and placement is the responsibility of the college faculty. Clinical experiences are unpaid external learning experiences. Emphasis will be on management functions within the health care setting. Limited to the graduates only each year. (5 Ext.)


HITT 2231 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Medical Terminology - Advanced
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: This course is cross-listed as HITT 2331. The student may register for either HITT 2231 or HITT 2331 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec.)


HITT 2239 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Health Information Organization and Supervision
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Principles of organization and supervision of human, fiscal and capital resources. (2 Lec.)


HITT 2245 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Coding Certification Exam Review
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Review of coding competencies and skills in preparation for a coding certification exam. (2 Lec.)


HITT 2246 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Medical Coding
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HITT 1441.
Course Description: ICD-9 and CPT coding rules, conventions, and guidelines in complex case studies. Investigation of government regulations and changes in health care reporting. (2 Lec.)


HITT 2260 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Clinical-Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: All HITT courses.
Course Description: A method of instruction providing detailed education, training and work-based experience, and direct patient/client care, generally at a clinical site. Specific detailed learning objectives are developed for each course by the faculty. On-site clinical instruction, supervision, evaluation and placement is the responsibility of the college faculty. Clinical experiences are unpaid external learning experiences. Course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (6 Ext.)


HITT 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Medical Terminology- Advanced
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MDCA 1313.
Course Description: The student will identify, spell, and pronounce advanced medical terms; use advanced medical terms in context; construct and analyze advanced medical terms; and use medical references as resource tools. This course is cross-listed as HITT 2231. The student may register for either HITT 2331 or HITT 2231 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)


HITT 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Development of advanced coding techniques with emphasis on case studies, health records, and federal regulations regarding perspective payment systems and methods of reimbursement. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


HITT 2340 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Advanced Medical Billing and Reimbursement
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Skill development coding to prepare reimbursement forms in various health care settings for submission to payers. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


HITT 2343 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HITT 1401 Health Care Date Content and Structure, HITT 1345 Health Care Delivery Systems, HITT 1160 Introductory Clinical, ENGL 1301 Composition I and MATH 1314 College Algebra.
Course Description: Study of the many facets of quality standards and methodologies in the health information management environment. Topics include licensing, accreditation, compilation and presentation of data in statistical formats, quality improvement functions, quality tools, utilization management, risk management and medical staff quality issues. (3 Lec.)


HPRS 1202 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Wellness and Health Promotion
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Must be Texas Success Initiative (TSI) met in Reading and Writing.
Course Description: This course provides an overview of wellness theory and its application throughout the lifespan with a focus on attitude development, impact of cultural beliefs, and communication of wellness. (2 Lec.)


HPRS 1203 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

End of Life Issues
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The course facilitates discussion of grief, loss, and end of life issues. Prepares caregivers to function in setting where communication skills are utilized to provide psychosocial support to persons and their families. This course is also intended to help the student understand the nature of death and dying as well as enable the student to come to grips with one’s own personal feelings about death. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


HPRS 1204 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, NLC

Basic Health Profession Skills
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Must be Texas Success Initiative (TSI) met in Reading and Writing.
Course Description: This course includes a study of the concepts that serve as the foundation for health profession courses, including client care and safety issues, basic client monitoring, and health documentation methods. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HPRS 1205 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Essentials of Medical Law/Ethics for Health Professionals
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to the relationship between legal aspects and ethics in health care with emphasis on responsibilities of health care professionals. (2 Lec.)


HPRS 1206 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Essentials of Medical Terminology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of common medical terminology, word origin, structure, and application. (2 Lec.)


HPRS 1271 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Basic Health Profession Skills II
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: HPRS 1204.
Course Description: This course builds on previously acquired knowledge and skills relevant to the professional development of the student. Lecture and simulated laboratory experience prepares the student to perform patient care utilizing critical thinking and advance clinical skills. Competency must be demonstrated on effective level of practice and knowledge. Skills achieved include EKG, phlebotomy, finger sticking, physical assessment, IV's. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HPRS 1291 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Special Topics in Health Professions and Related Sciences, Other
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HPRS 1204.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course builds on previously acquired knowledge and skills. Lecture and simulated laboratory experience prepares the student to perform patient care utilizing critical thinking and advanced clinical skills. Competency must be demonstrated on effective level of practice and knowledge. Skills achieved include EKG, finger sticking, physical assessment, IV's. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec, 4 Lab.)


HPRS 1310 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Introduction to Pharmacology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of drug classifications, actions, therapeutic uses, adverse effects, and routes of administration. Does not include dosage calculations. (3 Lec.)


HPRS 2201 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Pathophysiology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401 and/or approval of the HOCC Coordinator.
Course Description: This course includes the study of pathology and general health management of diseases and injuries across the life span. Topics include etiology, symptoms, and the physical and psychological reactions to diseases and injuries. (2 Lec.)


HPRS 2210 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Basic Health Profession Skills II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HPRS 1204 with a grade of “C” or better.
Course Description: This course builds on previously acquired knowledge and skills relevant to the professional development of the student. Lecture and simulated laboratory experiences prepare the student to perform patient care utilizing critical thinking and advanced clinical skills. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HPRS 2231 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

General Health Professions Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Must be Texas Success Initiative (TSI) met in Reading and Writing.
Course Description: This course will cover the exploration and application of management concepts necessary for effective health profession operations. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


HPRS 2300 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Pharmacology for Health Professions
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401 or MDCA 1409 and/or approval of the HOCC Coordinator.
Course Description: This course includes a study of drug classifications, actions, therapeutic uses, adverse effects, routes of administration, and calculation of dosages. (3 Lec.)


HRPO 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Customer Relations
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address general principles of customer service including skills, knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors pertinent to the professional development of the student. (3 Lec.)


HRPO 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at CVC

Human Relations
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Practical application of the principles and concepts of the behavioral sciences to interpersonal relationships in the business and industrial environment. (3 Lec.)


HRPO 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Special Topics in Human Resource Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: This course provides students with a global perspective of the history, development, methodology, ethical and societal issues and trends in Alternative Dispute Resolution. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec.)


HRPO 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Human Resources Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Behavioral and legal approaches to the management of human resources in organizations. (3 Lec.)


HRPO 2307 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Organizational Behavior
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The analysis and application of organizational theory, group dynamics, motivation theory, leadership concepts, and the integration of interdisciplinary concepts from the behavioral sciences. (3 Lec.)


HRPO 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

International Human Resource Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the effects of the process of internationalization on human resource management including the requirements of local or host-country nationals, expatriates, or parent-country nations, and third-country nationals. Emphasis on Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and emerging economies. A staffing plan for an international setting including processes from recruitment to evaluation to labor regulations is prepared. (3 Lec.)


MDCA 1154 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Medical Assisting Credentialing Exam Review
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Medical Assisting Credentialing Exam Review. (1 Lec.)


MDCA 1201 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Human Disease/Pathophysiology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MDCA 1313.
Course Description: A study of anatomy and physiology with emphasis on human pathophysiology, including etiology, prognosis, medical treatment, signs and symptoms of common diseases of all body systems. (2 Lec.)


MDCA 1202 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Human Disease/Pathophysiology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MDCA 1201.
Course Description: A study of anatomy and physiology with emphasis on human pathophysiology, including etiology, prognosis, medical treatment, signs and symptoms of common diseases of all body systems. This course is cross-listed as MDCA 1302. The student may register for either MDCA 1202 or MDCA 1302 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec.)


MDCA 1205 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Medical Law and Ethics
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: GED or High School Diploma and admission to program.
Course Description: Instruction in principles, procedures, and regulations involving legal and ethical relationships among physicians, patients, and medical assistants in ambulatory care settings. Includes current ethical issues and risk management as they relate to the practice of medicine and fiduciary responsibilities. Special emphasis is place on culture, diversity, trends and career explorations. (2 Lec.)


MDCA 1213 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Medical Terminology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study and practical application of a medical vocabulary system. Includes structure, recognition, analysis, definition, spelling, pronunciation, and combination of medical terms from prefixes, suffixes, roots, and combining forms. This course is cross-listed as MDCA 1313. The student may register for either MDCA 1213 or MDCA 1313 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec.)


MDCA 1216 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Procedures in a Clinical Setting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MDCA 1313, MDCA 1205 and MDCA 1201.
Course Description: Emphasis on patient-centered assessment, examination, intervention, and treatment as directed by physician. Includes vital signs, collection and documentation of patient information, asepsis, minor surgical procedures, and other treatments as appropriate for the medical office. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


MDCA 1217 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Procedures in a Clinical Setting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MDCA 1216, MDCA 1313 and MDCA 1201.
Course Description: Emphasis on patient-centered assessment, examination, intervention, and treatment as directed by physician. Includes vital signs, collection and documentation of patient information, asepsis, minor surgical procedures, and other treatments as appropriate for the medical office. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


MDCA 1247 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Pharmacology and Administration of Medications
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MDCA 1313 and MDCA 1201.
Course Description: Instruction in concepts and application of pharmacological principles. Focuses on drug classifications, principles and procedures of medication administration, mathematical systems and conversions, calculation of drug problems, and medico-legal responsibilities of the medical assistant. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


MDCA 1251 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MDCA 1313 and MDCA 1201.
Course Description: Emphasis on common laboratory procedures performed in the physician's office or clinical setting. Includes blood collection, specimen handling, basic urinalysis, identification of normal ranges, and electrocardiography. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


MDCA 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Human Disease/Pathophysiology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1407 Human Anatomy and Physiology I, SCIT 1408 Human Anatomy and Physiology II, HITT 1205 Medical Terminology and HITT 2231 Medical Terminology - Advanced.
Course Description: A study of anatomy and physiology with emphasis on human pathophysiology, including etiology, prognosis, medical treatment, signs, and symptoms of common diseases of all body systems. This course is cross-listed as MDCA 1202. The student may register for either MDCA 1302 or MDCA 1202 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


MDCA 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC

Medical Terminology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: GED or High School Diploma and admission to program.
Course Description: A study and practical application of a medical vocabulary system. Includes structure, recognition, analysis, definition, spelling, pronunciation, and combination of medical terms from prefixes, suffixes, roots, and combining forms. This course is cross-listed as MDCA 1213. The student may register for either MDCA 1313 or MDCA 1213 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)


MDCA 1352 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MDCA 1313, MDCA 1409 and admission to the Medical Assisting Program at El Centro College.
Course Description: Procedures depicted in the Current Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA). Includes blood collection, specimen handling, basic urinalysis, identification of normal ranges, quality assurance, and quality control. May include electrocardiography. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


MDCA 1409 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC

Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Assistants
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Emphasis on normal human anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs, and systems with overview of common pathophysiology. (4 Lec.)


MDCA 1417 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Procedures in a Clinical Setting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MDCA 1313, MDCA 1409 and admission to the Medical Assisting Program at El Centro College.
Course Description: Emphasis on patient assessment, examination, and treatment as directed by physician. Includes vital signs, collection and documentation of patient information, asepsis, office clinical procedures, and other treatments as appropriate for the medical office. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


MDCA 1421 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, MVC

Administrative Procedures
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MDCA 1313, MDCA 1201.
Course Description: A course in medical office procedures which may include appointment scheduling, medical records creation and maintenance, phone communications, transcriptions, coding, billing, collecting, third party reimbursement, credit arrangements, and use of computer in the medical office. (4 Lec.)


MDCA 1443 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, MVC

Medical Insurance
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MDCA 1313 and MDCA 1201.
Course Description: Emphasizes accurate ICD-9 and CPT coding of office procedures for payment/ reimbursement by patient or third party and prevention of insurance fraud. Additional topics may include managed care or medical economics. (4 Lec.)


MDCA 2361 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Clinical - Medical/Clinical Assistant
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission into the El Centro College Medical Assisting Program, MDCA 1313, MDCA 1201, MDCA 1205, MDCA 1443, MDCA 1421, MDCA 1247, MRMT 1211, MRMT 1192, MDCA 1216, MDCA 1217, MDCA 1251, ENGL 1301, SPCH 1311.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (10 Ext.)


MSST 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Medical Staff Services I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The medical staff office in a health care organization. Includes the role of the office, organization of health care facilities, credentialing of medical staff and allied health practitioners, staff appointments, privileged delineation, monitoring and documenting, proctoring, peer review, medical management, and preparing agendas and minutes. (3 Lec.)


MSST 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Medical Staff Law
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Designed to introduce students to the U.S. legal system as it applies to credentialing and peer review aspects of the health care delivery system and Medical Staff Services including legal terminology, statutes, ethical decisions, liability and negligence in credentialing and peer review activities. (3 Lec.)


MSST 1340 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Medical Staff Services II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MSST 1301 with a minimum grade of "C."
Course Description: A continuation of MSST 1301, Medical Staff Services I. Includes the process of meeting standards of the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO), National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), state licensure laws, and other regulatory requirements. (3 Lec.)


MSST 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Performance Improvement
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Focuses on performance improvement and quality management in health care. Theories fundamental to Total Quality Management (TQM) and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) are explored and applied to the health care setting. Evolution of efforts to measure quality in healthcare organizations and attitudes of physicians concerning these efforts are examined. Statistical tools and use of CQI teams are described. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospital Organizations (JCAHO) Performance Improvement Standards are covered, with emphasis on expectations of the medical staff organization. The description of a hospital risk management program and National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) required monitors are also reviewed. (3 Lec.)


MSST 1380 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Cooperative Education-Medical Staff Services Directed Study
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: All other Medical Staff Services courses with a minimum grade of C.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)


MSST 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Medical Staff Services III
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MSST 1340 Medical Staff Services II with a minimum grade of C.
Course Description: An advanced course building on bylaws and methods to research and review applications and credentials to determine privileging, establish a peer review process, and investigate problem areas. (3 Lec.)


SCIT 1307 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of the structure and function of the human body. Topics include cell structure and function; tissues; body organization; and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. Emphasis on homeostasis. This course is cross-listed as SCIT 1407. The student may register for either SCIT 1307 or SCIT 1407 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


SCIT 1308 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1307.
Course Description: A continuation of Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I designed for students considering a career in the health field. The following body systems are included: digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, renal/excretory, and reproductive. Emphasis is on homeostasis. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


SCIT 1407 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 AND DWRI 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND the college Writing score prerequisite requirement.
Course Description: An applied systematic study of the structure and function of the human body designed for students considering a career in the health field. Includes anatomical terminology, cells, tissues, and the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine. Emphasis on homeostasis. This course is cross-listed as SCIT 1307. The student may register for either SCIT 1407 or SCIT 1307 but may receive credit for only one of the two. This course is intended for students seeking to complete an Applied Science Degree. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


SCIT 1408 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1407.
Course Description: A continuation of Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I designed for students considering a career in the health field. The following body systems are included: digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, renal/excretory, reproductive, and an expansion of endorine function. Emphasis is on homeostasis. This course is intended for students seeking to complete an Applied Science Degree. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.