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Numbering System

Course numbers are composed of a two or three letter alphabetic identifier of the subject area followed by a three-digit numeric course number. Numeric course numbers in the 100s identify basic courses typically taken in the first year of study. Numeric course numbers in the 200s identify more advanced courses, which are typically taken after the completion of prerequisite courses in the first or second year of study.

AC      Accounting
BA      Business Administration
CS      Computer Science
DT      Dictation/Transcription
EN      English
FN      Finance
HS      History
LS       Legal Studies
MG      Massage Therapy Studies
MN      Management
MS      Medical Studies
MT      Mathematics
OP      Office Procedures
OR      Orientation
PY       Psychology
SC       Science
SP       Speech
TP       Keyboarding/Typing

Accounting

AC101A Accounting I – (3.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  None
This course provides an introduction to accounting and the accounting cycle.  Credits, debits, journal, general ledger, adjustments, closing entries and financial statements are covered.

AC101 Accounting II – (3.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  AC101A
A continuation of AC 101A, stressing accounting for sales, purchases, payables, cash receipts, payroll, accruals, financial statements and closing procedures.

AC207 Computer Accounting – (3.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite: AC101A and CS102
This course is designed to familiarize the student with computerized accounting programs.  Applications such as QuickBooks, Peachtree, etc. are covered as they relate to utilization in the business community.

AC220 Externship – (4.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite: All accounting classes completed or substantially completed with Administrative approval. 
The student will put all of his/her learning to the test in a real world setting.  The student must complete a minimum of 120 hours in a typical accounting office setting.  The externship is required to be completed in the student’s last quarter.

Business Administration

BA201 Introduction to Business – (4.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:   None
This course provides an insight into the economic understanding of business.  An analysis of the functional areas of business, including a business plan, will be completed.

BA215 Business Mastery – Organization and Management – (1.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  OR101
This course will provide students with the most pertinent business information and knowledge necessary to open a successful and conscious massage practice and/or to prepare students to practice massage within existing businesses and in working with other health care professionals.  Emphasis is placed on business organization and management.  Minimum grade of “C” or better needed to exit this course.

BA216 Business Mastery – Marketing – (1.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  OR101
This course will provide students with the most pertinent business information and knowledge necessary to open a successful and conscious massage practice and/or to prepare students to practice massage within existing businesses and in working with other health care professionals.  Emphasis is placed on business marketing.  Minimum grade of “C” or better needed to exit this course.

Computer Science

CS102 Introduction to PCs – (3.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  None
This course will introduce the student to the essential concepts of computer hardware and software, basic concepts of Windows, and Microsoft Internet Explorer.  The student will use hands-on applications to apply concepts learned. 

CS204 Microsoft Office Word/Excel – (3.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite: CS102
In this course, students will review Windows fundamentals and trains in the fundamentals of the Microsoft Office family including Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel applications.

CS205 Microsoft Office PowerPoint/Access – (3.00-Quarter Credit)
Prerequisite: CS102
This course provides training in the Microsoft Office family using Microsoft PowerPoint and Access applications.

CS207 Advanced Computer Applications – (3.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisites:  CS102, CS204 and CS205
The student will perform increasingly complex modifications and integrations of Microsoft Office applications.

CS208 Advanced Word – (3.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisites: CS102 and CS204
This course is designed to expand the student’s knowledge of Microsoft Word from the entry level to prepare student for beginning Word MOS Certification.

CS215 Advanced PowerPoint – (3.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisites: CS102 and CS205
In this course, students will use Microsoft PowerPoint features and functions are used to develop, customize and deliver a presentation using basic and advanced techniques.

CS216 Communication and Telephone – (3.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisites: CS102 and CS204, or approval of instructor.
This course is designed to give students the opportunity to use practical applications to understand fundamental data communications concepts and communication networks.  It presents the student with challenges on business data communications, Internet, and various types of communication networks.

CS217 Advanced Excel – (3.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisites: CS102 and CS204
In this course, Microsoft Excel features and functions are used to develop worksheets, change appearances, incorporate formulas, advanced printing, graphics and linking using basic and advanced techniques.

CS218 Advanced Access – (3.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisites: CS102 and CS205
In this course, Microsoft Access features and functions are used to build a database, obtain information, print reports and view information using basic and advanced techniques.

CS219 PC Diagnostics and Maintenance – (3.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  Instructor Approval
In this course, the student will learn to install new software, peripherals and some chip upgrades.  Troubleshooting using software diagnostics and board substitution will be performed.

CS220 Externship – (4.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite: All computer classes completed or substantially completed with Administrative approval. 
In this course, the student will put all of his/her learning to the test in a real world setting.  The student must complete a minimum of 120 hours in Information Technology. The externship is required to be completed in the student’s last quarter.

CS221 Fundamentals of the Internet – (3.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite: CS102
In this course, Internet Browsers and E-mail basics are covered.  In addition, search techniques, communication tools and basic web page design are discussed.

Dictation/Transcription

DT101Machine Transcription – (3.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  TP111
This course introduces the student to the basics of machine transcription.  It presents the student with challenges of developing their listening, proofreading, and communication skills, vocabulary, grammar, self-discipline, as well as the overall use of transcription equipment and procedures.  An introduction and/or review of word processing is presented based on the needs of the students.

DT102 Legal Transcription – (3.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisites:  TP111 and LS111
This course introduces the student to the basics of machine transcription.  It presents the student with challenges of developing his/her listening skills, communication skills, vocabulary, self-discipline, as well as the overall use of transcription equipment and procedures.  The student is introduced to specific legal procedures and report formats.  An introduction and/or review of word processing is presented based on the needs of the students.

DT103 Medical Transcription – (3.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisites: TP111 and MS102
This course introduces the student to the basics of machine transcription.  It presents the student with challenges of developing his/her listening skills, communication skills, vocabulary, self-discipline skills, as well as the overall use of transcription equipment and procedures.  The student is introduced to specific medical procedures and report formats.  An introduction and/or review of word processing is presented based on the needs of the students.

DT111 Intermediate Machine Transcription – (3.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisites: TP111 and DT101
This course is a continuation of beginning business transcription.  It presents the student with challenges of developing skills necessary to transcribe business correspondence and documents in correct format, understanding the importance of standards for preparing business documents, and becoming familiar with business terms and specialized rules of punctuation.  A review of word processing formats and commands is presented to ensure success with the documents.

DT112 Intermediate Legal Transportation – (3.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisites:  TP111 and DT102
This course is a continuation of beginning legal transcription.  It presents the student with challenges of developing skills necessary to transcribe legal correspondence and documents in correct format, understanding the importance of standards for preparing legal documents, and becoming familiar with Latin and legal terms and specialized rules of punctuation.  A review of word processing formats and commands is presented to ensure success with the documents.

DT113 Intermediate Medical Transcription – (3.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisites: TP111 and DT103
This course is a continuation of beginning medical transcription.  Medical reports will be transcribed from individual case studies, each of which concerns a specific system of the body.  The case studies have been taken from hospital medical records.  A review of word processing formats and commands is presented to ensure success with the documents.

DT203 Advanced Medical Transcription – (3.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisites: TP111 and DT113
This course is a continuation of intermediate medical transcription.  It continues to present challenges of developing skills necessary to transcribe medical documents in correct format: specialized rules of punctuation, creating report templates using macros, and merging parts of reports.  The focus will be to master the above with increased speed. 

English

EN111 College English – (4.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  None
This course will give students a thorough review of basic sentence fundamentals, punctuation, mechanics, and grammar.  Spelling and the Five C’s of Good Business Writing will also be included.

EN221 Composition – (4.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  EN111
The primary purpose of this course is to provide a basic framework that will allow the student to write the five-part college essay effectively.  Principles of writing, reading, grammar and spelling are integrated, and concurrent activities are keyed to on-going lectures.  Required writing assignments ensure that the student becomes familiar with several writing strategies and practices planning, organization, and correct usage of language.  The course includes keeping a weekly journal.

Finance

FN201 Personal Finance – (4.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite: None
This course exposes the student to financial management, money management skills, taxes, consumer credit, insurance, investing, and retirement planning.

History

HS111 Contemporary History – (4.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite: None
This course helps students appreciate the importance of global history and how it has influenced current affairs.  The twentieth century is the focus of this course.

Legal Studies

LS111 Introduction to Law & the Legal System – (4.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  None
This course provides an introduction to law and the American legal system.  It is designed to stimulate students to exercise their powers of reasoning through an analysis of facts of various real-world case situations, along with descriptions of the numerous approaches.  An appreciation is stressed for the theory of legal problem solving.

LS211 Legal Research – (4.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisites: LS111 and nine credit hours of legal credits or approval of instructor.
In this course, the student is introduced to practices and procedures in finding and utilizing primary and secondary resources for legal research.  A variety of tools is studied, including bibliographic procedures for both print- and computer-based research services.  Theory and practice are combined to provide a solid foundation for the student.

LS212 Legal Writing – (4.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisites: LS111, 9 credit hours of legal credits and EN221 or approval of instructor.
This course focuses on the legal analysis and written procedures of law practice, including fundamental principles of legal writing; analyzing facts, identifying legal problems, defining and developing a research plan; analyzing briefs for research; statutory interpretation and analysis; editing and proofreading; and persuasive writing.

LS213 Legal Investigation and Interviewing – (4.50 Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite: LS111
The purpose of the course is to provide a foundation for developing facility in factual analysis and case investigation, applicable to a full range of litigated disputes.  Content includes objectives of investigation; evaluating probative worth of evidence; identifying evidence and building hypotheses; and oral interrogation and evidence extraction.

LS216 Tort Law – (4.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite: LS111
This course provides a foundation of knowledge for the paralegal to understand intentional torts, negligence, and strict liability torts.  In addition, this course examines the relationship between tort law and other areas of the law, including the scope of tort law and practice, trial and appeal, judgment enforcement, foreseeability in tort law, duty, breach of duty, proximate cause, damages, defenses of negligence claims, medical and legal malpractice, wrongful death and product liability.

LS218 Evidence – (2.25-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite: LS111
This course provides the student with an in-depth study of the rules and procedures of evidence.  Topics covered include evidence presentation, relevancy, exclusion, writings, hearsay, disclosure and non-disclosure privileges and burdens of proof.

LS219 Constitutional Law – (2.25-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite: LS111
In this course, the Constitution is studied in its original intent, and how it is applied today.  This course covers the basics including the allocation of powers, individual rights, liberties, responsibilities, and freedom.

LS222 Criminal Law – (4.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite: LS111
This course introduces the field of criminal law.  Topics of study include the following:  general considerations of statutory crimes, and common law crimes including the Model Penal Code; definition of crime; justifications and excuses of collateral defenses; parties; inchoate crimes; criminal homicide; and constitutional limits on punishment for crime.

LS224 Civil Procedure/Litigation – (4.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite: LS111
This course is designed to introduce the student to understanding and applying Federal rules in civil procedural outline of activities in a civil action.  Specific areas of study include the following:  principles of litigation; lawyer and client relationships; causes of action, remedies, and defenses; jurisdiction; pleadings; gathering evidence and investigation; depositions; trial preparation; and juries, judgments, and appeals.

LS225 Contact Law – (4.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite: LS111
The objective of this course is to provide an accurate general analysis and overview of common problems of Contract Law.  Topics of concern include the following:  offer; acceptance; consideration; statute of frauds; mistake, capacity, and misrepresentation; duress and undue influence; assignment and delegation; performance, discharge, and contract remedies.

LS231 Real Estate – (4.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite: LS111
This course provides a core foundation of knowledge for the legal assistant to use effectively for participating in real estate transactions.  The broad scope of information included here insures a thorough understanding of the entire transaction, as well as its individual components.  Topics studied include the following:  basic concepts of real property; titleholders; buying and selling real estate; surveys; deeds; title abstracts and insurance; mortgages; settlements and closings; and leasing.

LS233 Debtor/Creditor – (2.25-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite: LS111
This course is designed to provide a brief introduction to debtor-creditor relationships and to the federal laws of bankruptcy and bankruptcy rules, emphasizing the Bankruptcy Reform Acts of 1979 (BRA).  Discussion will include forms of debt relief, bankruptcy relief, bankruptcy courts, bankruptcy jurisdiction, trustees, and commencement of a bankruptcy proceeding under Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13.

LS234 Wills, Trusts, and Estates – (4.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite: LS111
This course identifies the responsibilities and duties of a legal assistant working under the supervision of an attorney handling an estate.  General and related law and terminology are covered, as well as a chronological study of the procedural steps required for administering an estate.  Specific areas of study include estate planning; laws of succession; drafting and executing valid, legal wills; trusts; personal representatives; formal and informal probate; and tax considerations in estate administration.

LS 235 Family Law – (2.25-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite: LS111
This course is designed to provide an overview of civil law regarding marriage and the family.  Topics include:  the nature of marriage; marriage requisites; divorce and separation agreements; child support obligations; child custody; children's rights; legitimacy, illegitimacy, and paternity; and adoption and procreation.

LS251 Externship – (4.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  All legal course work completed or substantially completed with Administrative approval. 
In this course, the student will put all of his/her learning to the test in a real world setting.  The student must complete a minimum of 120 hours in a typical paralegal setting.  The externship is required to be completed in the student’s last quarter.

LS252 Externship – (4.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  All legal secretarial classes completed or substantially completed with Administrative approval.
In this course, the student will put his/her learning to the test in a real world setting.  The student must complete a minimum of 120 hours in a typical legal office setting.  The externship is required to be completed in the student’s last quarter.

Management

MN201 Principles of Management – (4.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite: None
In this course, the basic functions and skills of management and supervision are covered.  These include planning, organizing, staffing, and controlling.

Massage Therapy Studies

*Minimum grade of “C” or better needed to exit courses with a prefix of MG.

MG111 Swedish/Deep Tissue Massage‐Torso – (2.00‐Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  OR 101
This Swedish course is designed to teach the student how to perform an excellent professional massage  that includes all of the fundamental Swedish strokes with particular focus on the torso area of the body.   Students learn Deep Tissue techniques. History and Ethics is designed to teach the student the historical  context of the massage therapy profession as well as an ethical code of conduct. Alternative Treatment  Modalities is designed to provide students with a foundation of knowledge in some of the most popular  and effective bodywork therapies.  In many instances, these modalities can be used in conjunction with  massage therapy.  All of these modalities can be practiced independently from massage therapy.

MG112 Swedish/Deep Tissue Massage-Upper Extremities – (2.00 Quarter Credits)Prerequisite:  OR101
This Swedish course is designed to teach the student how to perform an excellent professional massage that includes all of the fundamental Swedish strokes with particular focus on the upper extremities of the body.  Students learn Deep Tissue techniques. History and Ethics is designed to teach the student the historical context of the massage therapy profession as well as an ethical code of conduct. Alternative Treatment Modalities is designed to provide students with a foundation of knowledge in some of the most popular and effective bodywork therapies.  In many instances, these modalities can be used in conjunction with massage therapy.  All of these modalities can be practiced independently from massage therapy.

MG113 Swedish/Deep Tissue Massage-Lower Extremities – (2.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  OR101
This Swedish course is designed to teach the student how to perform an excellent professional massage that includes all of the fundamental Swedish strokes with particular focus on the lower extremities of the body.  Students learn Deep Tissue techniques. History and Ethics is designed to teach the student the historical context of the massage therapy profession as well as an ethical code of conduct. Alternative Treatment Modalities is designed to provide students with a foundation of knowledge in some of the most popular and effective bodywork therapies.  In many instances, these modalities can be used in conjunction with massage therapy.  All of these modalities can be practiced independently from massage therapy.

MG114 Swedish/Deep Tissue Massage-Head, Face, & Neck – (1.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  OR101
This Swedish course is designed to teach the student how to perform an excellent professional massage that includes all of the fundamental Swedish strokes with particular focus on the head, face, and neck area of the body.  Students learn Deep Tissue techniques. History and Ethics is designed to teach the student the historical context of the massage therapy profession as well as an ethical code of conduct. Alternative Treatment Modalities is designed to provide students with a foundation of knowledge in some of the most popular and effective bodywork therapies.  In many instances, these modalities can be used in conjunction with massage therapy.  All of these modalities can be practiced independently from massage therapy.

MG116 Documentation Skills – (1.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  OR101
This course covers the documentation requirements for health care professionals with regard to massage therapy treatments - Client history and SOAP charting.  Students will complete homework assignments that utilize the SOAP form.  Students will learn the basic abbreviations to SOAP charting.

MG121 Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Kinesiology – (1.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  OR101
This course will cover the Axial skeleton and the muscles that cover the torso.  This course is designed to provide students with the factual knowledge of origins, insertions and actions of each skeletal muscle.  The student will also gain palpatory skill to locate and identify each muscle and skeletal landmark on the human body.  

MG122 Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Kinesiology – (1.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  OR101
This course will cover the Upper Extremity and the muscles that cover the Upper Extremity.  This course is designed to provide students with the factual knowledge of origins, insertions and actions of each skeletal muscle.  The student will also gain palpatory skill to locate and identify each muscle and skeletal landmark on the human body.

MG123 Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Kinesiology – (1.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  OR101
This course will cover the Lower Extremity and the muscles that cover the Lower Extremity.  This course is designed to provide students with the factual knowledge of origins, insertions and actions of each skeletal muscle.  The student will also gain palpatory skill to locate and identify each muscle and skeletal landmark on the human body.

MG124 Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Kinesiology – (1.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  OR101
This course will cover the Head/Neck and the muscles that cover the Head/Neck.  This course is designed to provide students with the factual knowledge of origins, insertions and actions of each skeletal muscle.  The student will also gain palpatory skill to locate and identify each muscle and skeletal landmark on the human body.

MG131 Chair Massage – (1.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  OR101
This course offers theory, practical techniques and business principles designed for seated massage.  The course will approach the application of seated massage from three vantage points: as a relaxation tool, as a marketing tool and as a therapeutic tool.  The student is expected to have a basic knowledge of the anatomy of the muscular and skeletal system and be able to identify the attachments of the superficial muscles.

MG132 Intro to Hydrotherapy – (1.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  OR101
This course introduces students to the valuable use of adjunctive modalities in massage therapy such as hot and cold treatments.  Provide an understanding of the cycles of muscle spasm and dysfunction, the physiology of pain and a basic massage therapy approach to injury management.

MG133 Oriental Medicine – (1.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  OR101
This course is designed to introduce the student to Eastern medical philosophy.  Explain the theoretical foundations of Oriental Medicine.  Explore several methods of oriental diagnosis and several treatment modalities.  Provide an understanding of the importance of self-cultivation and the concept of Chi, the principles and practice of Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung, the theory of Yin/Yang and the theory of the Five Elements.

MG153 AIDS Education & CPR/First Aid – (0.50‐Quarter Credits)  
Prerequisite:  OR101  
This course introduces the student to the pathological and immunological aspects of AIDS and provides  information  about  universal  precautions,  the  characteristics  of  the  AIDS  disease process,  the  effect  treatment  protocols  may  have  on  the  selection  of  appropriate  massage techniques  and  how  the  massage  therapist  should  conduct  themselves  to  prevent  harm  to their  client  and  themselves.    The  course  is  also  designed  to  meet  the  training  requirements as  established  by  the  American  Heart  Association  for Adult Heartsaver.  A certificate will be issued upon successful completion.  The goal of  this course is to provide the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency until professional medical  help arrives.  Students learn to recognize emergencies, make appropriate decisions regarding care and  the  necessary  skills  of  a  citizen responder  acting  as  the  first  link  in  the  emergency  medical  services  system.    Students  will receive  information  on  the  prevention  of  injury  and  illness,  with  a  focus  on  personal safety.  

MG203 Intro to Reflexology – (1.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  OR101
This course introduces the beneficial uses of Reflexology in the practice of massage therapy.   This course will provide the foundation of knowledge that will enable the student therapist to utilize the practical, scientific and clinical information presented in their massage practice.

MG211 Case Management for Musculoskeletal Pathologies – (1.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisites:  OR101, MG111-MG114 and MG121-MG124 completed or substantially completed with Administrative approval.
This course will provide student with tools to evaluate common musculoskeletal conditions related to the upper body with which a client presents and determine whether to treat or refer the client, where to begin to treat, and to be able to document to what degree the client is making progress with their massage treatment. Students will be taught how to perform a visual inspection and postural analysis of the entire body, to perform myofascial palpation, range of motion analysis, muscle function analysis and several special musculoskeletal tests for each region of the body. Students will practice developing treatment plans, applying massage skills and practice skills.

MG212 Case Management for Musculoskeletal Pathologies – (1.50 Quarter Credits)
Prerequisites:  OR101, MG111-MG114 and MG121-MG124 completed or substantially completed with Administrative approval.  
This course will provide student with tools to evaluate common musculoskeletal conditions related to the lower body with which a client presents and determine whether to treat or refer the client, where to begin to treat, and to be able to document to what degree the client is making progress with their massage treatment. Students will be taught how to perform a visual inspection and postural analysis of the entire body, to perform myofascial palpation, range of motion analysis, muscle function analysis and several special musculoskeletal tests for each region of the body. Students will practice developing treatment plans, applying massage skills and practice skills.

MG221 Neuromuscular Therapy-Torso – (2.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisites:  OR102, MG111-MG114 and MG121-MG124 completed or substantially completed with Administrative approval.
This course includes lectures which review anatomy and related physiology using PowerPoint, anatomical models and other media for comprehension of information.  Techniques are demonstrated in a step-by-step fashion, and video is employed to enhance visual learning.  Demonstrations and lectures are followed by hands-on practice by students with instructor supervision.  Clinical information is incorporated regarding NMT in practice and various approaches to clinical conditions.

MG222 Neuromuscular Therapy-Upper Extremities – (2.50-Quarter Credits)Prerequisites:  OR102, MG111-MG114 and MG121-MG124 completed or substantially completed with Administrative approval.  
This course includes lectures which review anatomy and related physiology using PowerPoint, anatomical models and other media for comprehension of information.  Techniques are demonstrated in a step-by-step fashion, and video is employed to enhance visual learning. Demonstrations and lectures are followed by hands-on practice by students with instructor supervision.  Clinical information is incorporated regarding NMT in practice and various approaches to clinical conditions.

MG223 Neuromuscular Therapy – Lower Extremities – (2.00 Quarter Credits)
Prerequisites:  OR102, MG111-MG114 and MG121-MG124 completed or substantially completed with Administrative approval.  
This course includes lectures which review anatomy and related physiology using PowerPoint, anatomical models and other media for comprehension of information.  Techniques are demonstrated in a step-by-step fashion, and video is employed to enhance visual learning. Demonstrations and lectures are followed by hands-on practice by students with instructor supervision.  Clinical information is incorporated regarding NMT in practice and various approaches to clinical conditions.

MG224 Neuromuscular Therapy-Head, Face, & Neck – (2.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisites:  OR102, MG111-MG114 and MG121-MG124 completed or substantially completed with Administrative approval.
This course includes lectures which review anatomy and related physiology using PowerPoint, anatomical models and other media for comprehension of information.  Techniques are demonstrated in a step-by-step fashion, and video is employed to enhance visual learning. Demonstrations and lectures are followed by hands-on practice by students with instructor supervision.  Clinical information is incorporated regarding NMT in practice and various approaches to clinical conditions.

MG226 Rehabilitation Protocols – (1.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  OR101
This course will introduce the valuable use of rehabilitation protocols in massage therapy such as strengthening, stretching, and mobilization exercises.  This course provides the foundation of knowledge that will enable the graduate therapist to utilize the practical, scientific and clinical information presented in their massage therapy practice.

MG231 Anatomy & Physiology-Basic Chemistry, Integumentary and Musculoskeletal Systems – (1.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  OR102
This class explores the structure and function of the human body in a system-by-system approach. This course will cover basic chemistry, the Integumentary System, the Skeletal System, and the Muscular System.  In addition to learning all the facts, emphasis is placed on clinical and applied information relevant to the massage therapist.

MG232 Anatomy & Physiology-The Senses, Nervous and Endocrine Systems – (1.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  OR102
This class explores the structure and function of the human body in a system-by-system approach. This course will cover the Nervous System, Senses, and Endocrine System.  In addition to learning all the facts, emphasis is placed on clinical and applied information relevant to the massage therapist.

MG233 Anatomy & Physiology-The Blood, The Heart, and The Vascular and Lymphatic Systems – (1.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  OR102
This class explores the structure and function of the human body in a system-by-system approach. This course will cover blood, the heart, the Vascular System, and Lymphatic System.  In addition to learning all the facts, emphasis is placed on clinical and applied information relevant to the massage therapist.

MG234 Anatomy & Physiology-Body Temperature and Fluids, and the Respiratory, Digestive, and Urinary, and Reproductive Systems – (1.50 Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  OR102
This class explores the structure and function of the human body in a system-by-system approach. This course will cover the Respiratory System, the Digestive System, body temperature, the Urinary System, the Reproductive System, and Fluid Electrolyte and Acid Base Balance.  In addition to learning all the facts, emphasis is placed on clinical and applied information relevant to the massage therapist.

MG241 Clinical Pathology, Integumentary, Musculoskeletal, Nervous, and Circulatory Systems – (1.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  OR102
This course provides students with a fundamental understanding of common dermatological disorders, common musculoskeletal and neurological conditions, common circulatory disorders, endangerment sites and hygienic methods for massage therapists.

MG242 Clinical Pathology-Digestive, Endocrine, Urinary, and Reproductive Systems – (1.00 Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  OR102
This course provides students with a fundamental understanding of common dermatological disorders, common disorders of the lymph and immune systems, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine and reproductive systems, endangerment sites and hygienic methods for massage therapists.  Basic understanding of alcoholism, cancer, fatigue, insomnia, postoperative situations and substance abuse are covered in the course.

MG252 Clinical Practicum – (1.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisites:  OR102 and MG111-MG114 & MG121‐MG124 completed or substantially completed with Administrative approval.
This course is designed to assist the student in developing their hands-on skills in massage therapy as well as their paperwork skills.  The student is expected to complete 15 hours of massage, complete client history and SOAP notes for each session held.  Following office decorum, answering phones, completing files, and filing will be practiced.

MG253 Clinic Practicum – (1.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisites:  OR102 and MG111-MG114 & MG121‐MG124 completed or substantially completed with Administrative approval.
This course is designed to assist the student in developing their hands-on skills in massage therapy as well as their paperwork skills.  The student is expected to complete 15 hours of massage, complete client history and SOAP notes for each session held.  Following office decorum, answering phones, completing files, and filing will be practiced.

MG254 Clinic Practicum – (1.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisites:  OR102, M111-MG114 & MG121‐MG124 completed or substantially completed with Administrative approval.
This course is designed to assist the student in developing their hands-on skills in massage therapy as well as their paperwork skills.  The student is expected to complete 15 hours of massage, complete client history and SOAP notes for each session held.  Following office decorum, answering phones, completing files, filing will be practiced.

MG255 CLINIC PRACTICUM – (1.00‐Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite: OR102, MG111‐MG114  &  MG121‐MG124  completed or substantially completed  with  Administrative approval.  
This course is designed to assist the student in developing their hands‐on skills in massage therapy as well as their paperwork skills. The student is expected to complete a minimum of 15 hours of massage, complete client history, and SOAP notes for each session held.  Follow office decorum, answering phones, completing files, and filing will be practiced. The student is to market themselves through business cards and flyers. Student will perform 15‐minute chair massages or with the Campus Director or  designee  approval, table massage may be substituted free. Student can design their own “community event” or choose from a selection posted on Gwinnett College’s Community Event Board.

MG260-NCE Review – (1.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  OR102
This course prepares the student to take the National Certification Exam (NCE) for massage therapists.  The course covers the various subjects by reviewing sample questions and answers. Students who find that they need a more in-depth review may use the text material.


Mathematics

MT103 Business Math – (3.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  None
This course will give the student a review of basic mathematical operations and their application to business activities. 

MT201 College Algebra – (3.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite: MT103.
This course is an introduction to algebra and covers equations, functions, graphing, linear and quadratic equations.

Medical Studies

MS101 Medical Law & Ethics – (2.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  None 
This course is designed to provide information on the medical assistant's legal and ethical responsibilities as it relates to litigation, the office environment, patient relations and jurisprudence.

MS102 Medical Terminology – (3.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  None
In this course, emphasis is placed on root words, common medical abbreviations, symbols, and prefixes/suffixes.
MS103 Pharmacology – (4.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite: MT103
This course is an introduction to drug administration, use of Physician's Desk Reference online, drug classifications, and the actions and adverse effects on body systems.

MS104 Medical Bookkeeping – (3.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  CS102 
This course covers basic bookkeeping including manual and computerized systems.  Emphasis is placed on practical applications of patient scheduling, billing, and record keeping.

MS105 Medical Lab Procedures I – (3.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  None
In this course, vital signs, patient interviewing and preparations, OB/GYN assistance, care of the infant child, infection control, and barrier precautions are studied. A minimum grade of “C” or better is required for completion of this course.

MS107 First Aid & CPR – (1.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  None
In this course, the student will learn to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on adults, infants and children, and minor medical office first aid procedures.  Upon successful completion, the student will have the skills to be certified in CPR.  Minimum grade of “C” or better needed to exit this course.

MS209 Medical Insurance & Coding – (3.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  None
In this course, both ICD-10 and CPT coding will be taught as well as Champus, Medicare, Medicaid, Workers' Compensation, and private insurance claims.

MS112 Anatomy & Physiology – (4.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite: MS102
This course covers the structure and functions of the 12 body systems.

MS205 Medical Lab Procedures II – (3.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  MS105
This course concentrates on 12-lead electrocardiography; sterile tray setup for minor office surgical procedures; intramuscular, intradermal, and subcutaneous injections.  Minimum grade of “C” or better needed to exit this course.

MS207 Phlebotomy – (1.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  MS105
In this course, students will learn to perform venipuncture using the vacutainer, syringe, and capillary methods.  A minimum of grade of “C” or better is needed to exit this course.

MS208 Diseases – (4.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  None
In this course, the student learns basic information about many common diseases including testing procedures, recognizing signs & symptoms, and prevention.

MS215 Medical Lab Procedures III – (3.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  MS105
This course provides an introduction to clinical laboratory, including basic hematology, serology, and microbiology.  Colon procedures and radiology are also covered.  Students will perform common reagent tests, hematocrit, glucometer tests and sedimentation rate as well as physical, chemical and microscopic urinalysis. A minimum grade of “C” or better is needed to exit this course.

MS220 Externship – (8.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite: All medical classes completed or substantially completed and all clinical classes completed with Administrative approval. 
In this course, students will put all of their learning to the test in a real world setting.  The students work 240 hours in a typical medical assistant setting. The externship is required to be completed in the student’s last quarter.

MS251 Externship – (4.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite: All medical classes completed or substantially completed with Administrative approval.
In this course, students will put all their learning to the test in a real world setting. The student must complete a minimum of 120 hours in a typical medical office setting.  The externship is required to be completed in the student’s last quarter.

Office Procedures

OP220 Externship – (4.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite: All secretarial classes completed or substantially complete with Administrative approval.
In this course, the student will put all of his/her learning to the test in a real world setting.  The student must complete a minimum of 120 hours in a typical office setting.  The externship is required to be completed in the student’s last quarter.

OP221 Professional Development/Office Procedures – (3.50-Quarter Credits)  
Prerequisite:  None
This course transitions the student from student to employee and concludes with a mock job interview.  Work ethics, job search, resume writing, completing applications, job interview skills, and continuing education are emphasized.  The course provides students with basic training in records management and telephone techniques.

Orientation Studies

*Minimum grade of “C” or better needed to exit courses with a prefix of OR.

OR101 Orientation I-- (2.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  None
The Orientation I class is designed to introduce the student to the basic terminology, muscles, bones, and Swedish hands-on strokes that the student will need to begin classes in Massage Therapy.

OR201 Foundations/Orientation 2 – (1.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisites:  OR101, MG111-MG114, MG121-MG124 completed or substantially completed with Administrative approval. 
The Orientation 102 class is designed to introduce the student to basic Anatomy and Physiology, NMT trigger points, basic background and theories and an orientation into Clinic practicum.

Psychology

PY111 Introduction to Psychology – (4.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite: None
This course introduces the student to the science of psychology.  The student will acquire the basic knowledge and understanding of human behavior, the mental process, and how they affect every day human interactions.

Science

SC211 Physical Science – (4.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite: MT103
This course enables students to understand and gain a conceptual awareness of the science around us in our everyday lives.

Speech

SP201 Introduction to Public Speaking – (4.50-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  None
This course exposes the student to the basic elements of many types of verbal and nonverbal communication, thus preparing the student for speaking in front of other people.  Emphasis is placed on the various types of speeches and how to present them effectively.

Keyboarding/Typing

TP111 Keyboarding/Typing – (3.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite:  None
This course is designed as an introduction to basic typing skills. It presents the student with the challenges of basic computer skills and mastering the keyboard.  A minimum typing speed of 20 words per minute is required to exit the course.

TP112 Keyboarding/Typing I – (3.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite: TP111
This course is designed to continue the development of typing and a working knowledge of document development. It presents the student with challenges of accuracy and speed, letter styles, memoranda and reports.  An introduction and/or review of word processing is presented based on the needs of the students.  A minimum of 30 words per minute is required to exit the course.

TP113 Keyboarding/Typing III – (3.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite: TP112
This course is designed to increase the student's typing speed with accuracy and reinforce the student's skills in the following areas:  formatting tables, generating reports, administrative and employment communications, and mastery of business forms. A review of word processing formats and commands is presented to ensure success with the documents.  A minimum of 40 words per minute is required to exit the course.

TP114 Keyboarding/Typing IV – (3.00-Quarter Credits)
Prerequisite: TP113
This course is designed for the student to apply his/her knowledge and skill to different environments.  Each simulation will demonstrate the student's abilities and stress the importance of meeting deadlines.  The student will be challenged with various tasks and responsibilities as if he/she were working in that particular office environment.  A review of word processing formats and commands is presented to ensure success with the documents.  A minimum of 50 words per minute is required to exit the course.


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