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Course Descriptions Business Technology (BUSN)

BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY (BUSN)

Updated for 2014-2015

BUSN 102 Introduction to Health Information

Technology (3)

Give students the opportunity to design, develop, and process health information data. Students learn how health information is stored, retained, and retrieved in accordance with ethical, legal and voluntary rules, regulations and standards. Primary and secondary record systems will be covered, including numbering and filing systems, documentation and form requirements, screen designs and content, and usage and structure of health data sets. In addition, students learn about ambulatory care facilities, nursing homes, and hospices in the United States. Students also explore government regulations, medical ethics, healthcare financing, and the responsibilities of healthcare professionals.

Rec Prep: ENG 21 and ENG 22, each with a grade of C or better, or equivalent.

BUSN 104 Basic Medical Office Procedures (3)

Introduces and develops general medical office skills. Emphasis is placed on using communication skills to provide quality patient care, applying basic Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) filing rules, utilizing computer application software, maintaining simple patient records, managing correspondence, processing simple health care claims and patient billing, and introducing medical coding.

Prerequisite: ENG/ESL 21 with a grade of C or better or instructor approval.

BUSN 105 Introduction to Health Care Administration (3)

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of health care administration and the US health care system. Important topics such as ethics strategic planning, cost management, information technology and human resource are discussed in a wide variety of health care settings, ranging from hospitals to nursing homes to health clinics.

Prerequisite: Completion of ENG 18 or equivalent.

BUSN 106 Introduction to Medical Coding (3)

This course introduces the classification systems employed to organize medical information for future retrieval. The International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) classification system is emphasized including its use for prospective payment systems. Course work focuses on understanding the coding procedures as well as the impact that coding has on the healthcare delivery system (in reimbursements, as well as gathering data for statistics and research). Professional certification in Medical Coding may require work experience and a more advanced course.

Prerequisite: HLTH 110 Medical Terminology and BUSN 104 Basic Medical Office, or BUSN 284 Medical Terminology and Procedures and BUSN 170 Records and Information Management, or permission of instructor.

BUSN 108 Introduction to Diagnosis Coding (3)

Introduces students to diagnostic coding related to ICD-9-CM and Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs). Students learn the rules, methodology, sequencing, data sets, documentation requirements, ethics, and basic reimbursement technologies related to diagnostic coding in the medical field.

Prerequisite: HLTH 110, BIOL 130, BIOL 130L, or ZOOL 240 or ZOOL 241, or equivalent each with a grade of C or better or instructor’s consent.

Rec Prep: BUS 101

BUSN 109 Introduction to Procedure Coding (3)

Introduces students to basic procedural coding, which includes Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and Ambulatory Patient Classifications (APCs). Issues of fraud and abuse, coding compliance, and compliance programs are emphasized.

Prerequisite: HLTH 110, BIOL 130, BIOL 130L or ZOOL 240 or ZOOL 241, or equivalent each with a grade of C or better or equivalent or instructor’s consent.

Rec Prep: BUS 101

BUSN 115 Reimbursement Methodologies (3)

Students become familiar with health insurance terminology and the health insurance claims processing cycle. The billing systems are introduced for various healthcare organizations including federal, Veterans Affairs, state, private, and managed care health insurance plans. Legal issues and regulations related to reimbursement are covered.

Rec Prep: ENG 21 and ENG 22, each with a grade of C or better, or equivalent. BUSN 121 or BUSN 123 or BUS 101 or equivalent

BUSN 121 Introduction to Word Processing (3)

The course covers proper keyboarding techniques, word processing concepts (Microsoft® Word), and document formatting of letters, memos, tables, reports, and e-mail. Basic file management and operating system functions are included. Keyboarding speed and accuracy are emphasized.

Rec Prep: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENG/ESL 21 or ENG/ESL 22 or equivalent.

BUSN 123 Word Processing for Business (3)

Uses advanced features from a word processing program to create business documents emphasizing production and proofreading. Integrates knowledge of the Internet and the computer. Includes timed computer keyboarding skills for creating and editing business documents and sending electronic attachments.

Prerequisite: Thirty-five (35) gross words a minute (GWAM); or C or better in BUSN 121/OAT 121 or equivalent; or instructor approval.

Rec Prep: ENG/ESL 21 or ENG/ESL 22 or equivalent.

BUSN 131 Computerized Spreadsheets–
MS® Excel (2)

Introduces the use of a spreadsheet program as used in a business environment. Develops skills in creating and manipulating spreadsheets while using forms, graphics, macros, advanced printing, power features, and other appropriate topics. Provides tools to assist with business and financial analyses.

Rec Prep: BUSN 188 and ENG/ESL 21 or ENG/ESL 22 or equivalent.

BUSN 137 Computerized Databases– 
MS® Access (1)

Introduces database management as used in a business environment. Covers concepts and terminology; database design, construction, applications; advantages and limitations of a database management program; the creation, editing, and organization of data files; the querying of a database; and the design, display, and printing of reports.

Rec Prep: Ability to keyboard by touch.

BUSN 158 Social Media and Collaboration Tools for Business (3)

Introduces students to social media, collaboration, and Web tools as they relate to business. Students learn how to effectively create, maintain, and update blogs, social media sites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube), and internal/external collaboration and communication tools. Organizational management of cloud storage will be covered. (Formerly taught as BUSN 197E)

Rec Prep: ENG 21 or ENG 22, BUS 101, BUSN 123

BUSN 159 Creating and Managing the 
Virtual Office (3)

This course will explore concepts and issues involved in establishing a virtual assistant business. Students will use integrated software applications to complete assignments, create projects, conduct research, and identify the components of a business plan.

Prerequisites: ENG 21 and ENG 22 or equivalent each with a grade of C or higher OR placement in ENG 100 or equivalent; BUS 101 OR ICS 100 and ICS 101 with a grade of C grade or higher; BUSN 121 OR BUSN 123 with a grade of C or higher; and BUSN 164 with a grade of C or higher; or instructor's consent.

BUSN 164 Career Success (3)

Presents concepts and theories relating to workplace behavior; managing one’s attitude and relationships for workplace effectiveness.

Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENG/ESL 21 or ENG/ESL 22 or equivalent, or instructor approval.

Rec Prep: Computer experience using a word processing program.

BUSN 166 Professional Employment 
Preparation (1)

Facilitates employment search by emphasizing professional techniques and standards in the preparation of application forms, résumés, cover letters, and employment interviews.

Rec Prep: Ability to keyboard and knowledge

of word processing.

BUSN 170 Records and Information 
Management (3)

Studies principles and procedures for organizing and operating Records and Information Management (RIM) programs. Topics include: Selection of filing systems, equipment, and supplies; procedures for storage, retrieval, transfer, retention, and disposal of records; records inventory and analysis; records protection and disposition; study and application of ARMA (Association of Records Managers and Administrators) rules for alphabetic, geographic, numeric, and subject methods. Helps a business or organization meet its fiscal, legal, and governmental requirements by managing its information systems.

Rec Prep: ENG/ESL 21 or ENG/ESL 22 or equivalent.

BUSN 171 Introduction to Medical Records (3)

Introductory course into medical records which integrates all phases of the records management cycle while complying with state and federal regulations and laws. Topics include: privacy and access laws, component and procedures of patient charting, upkeep of information system, and security audits.

Prerequisites: BUSN 170.

BUSN 188 Business Calculations (3)

Introduces various quantitative computational procedures used in accounting and finance such as present and future value concepts, payroll, inventory, and international currency exchange rates. Utilization of the electronic 10-key pad as a tool for calculating will be stressed.

Rec Prep: Completion of MATH 1 or MATH 1B with a CR grade or equivalent and completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENG/ESL 21 or equivalent.

BUSN 192V Business Practicum (1–4)

Business Practicum integrates the skills and knowledge students have learned in the classroom within their chosen Certificate of Completion, Certificate of Achievement, Academic Subject Certificate, Associate in Applied Science, or Associate in Science program of study and apply them in a professional environment. Students will be required to work 60 hours minimum per academic credit. This course can be repeated for up to nine (9) total credits. BUSN 192V cannot be used as a substitute for BUSN 193V, Cooperative Education. BUSN 192V cannot be taken concurrently with BUSN 193V.

Prerequisites: 1.) Declared Certificate of Completion, Certificate of Achievement, Academic Subject Certificate, Associate in Applied Science, or Associate in Science program of study within the Business Division (Accounting, Business Technology, or Management) or instructor approval; however, this course cannot be used as a substitute for the required course, BUSN 193V.

2.) Completion of six (6) credits in the declared program of study.

3.) Grade point average of at least a 2.0 in the program of study required courses.

4.) Student in good academic standing.

5.) Eligible for employment—U.S. citizen or have the legal right to work in the U.S.

6.) Approval of instructor or program of study coordinator.

BUSN 193V Cooperative Education (1–4)

Cooperative Education provides practical career-related work experience through a program used nationally in colleges and universities to apply classroom knowledge and to develop job competencies. Full-time or part-time work in private and public sectors of the business, government and industrial communities is utilized for this program. The number of credits earned depends upon the number of hours spent at the job station during the semester. May be repeated but cannot exceed nine (9) credits total.

Prerequisites: Business major or Department/instructor approval. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENG 100 or ENG 21 or ENG 22 or equivalent with a grade of C or better or equivalent and approval of the instructor. Additional requirements by the University of Hawai‘i, Leeward Community College Business Division: (1) completion of 12 or more credits in the Leeward CC Business Technology Division in order to assess job skills, (2) enrolled in a Business Technology program of study, (3) full- or part-time student enrolled at Leeward CC, (4) a student in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0, and (5) eligible for employment—U.S. citizen or have the legal right to work in the U.S.

BUSN 197C Disease Pathology and 
Pharmacology (3)

Students learn the definition, cause, diagnosis, and symptoms of specific diseases. Therapy with medications (pharmacology) and the effects of drugs on the human body, in terms of absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion, are explored.

Prerequisites: BIOL 130, BIOL 130L, and HLTH 110, all with a grade of C or better or instructor approval.

Rec Prep: ENG 21, ENG 22, and BUS 101

BUSN 208 Advanced Diagnosis Coding (3)

Students build on skills learned in BUSN 108 Introduction to Diagnostic Coding. Students apply ICD-10-CM diagnostic coding to advanced scenarios and complex patient records. Computerized coding systems and coding conventions will be covered. Students also analyze the impact of coding complications on healthcare reimbursements.

Prerequisite: BUSN 108 with a grade of C or better or instructor approval.

BUSN 209 Advanced Procedure Coding (3)

Students build on skills learned in BUSN 109 Introduction to Procedure Coding. This course reinforces the skills necessary to complete procedure coding and billing in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and physician office settings. Topics include the proper use of billing forms (CMS 1500 and the UB-04) and coding guidelines. Emphasis is placed on procedure coding with ICD-10-PCS, CPT, HCPCS, medical necessity, and the use of computer software to complete insurance claims and perform coding on advanced cases.

Prerequisite: BUSN 109 with a grade of C or better or instructor approval.

Rec Prep: ENG 21 and ENG 22, each with a grade of C or better, or equivalent. BUSN 242 Business Presentations (3)

BUSN 242 Business Presentations (3)

Provides skills and competencies relating to the demands of professional business presentations including use of Microsoft® Word and PowerPoint, desktop publishing, and other media. Competencies encompass reporting as well as presenting information, data, and evidence using current technologies.

Prerequisites: BUSN 121, BUSN 123, or BUS 101 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, or keyboarding or typewriting skills and computer knowledge or instructor’s approval.

Recommended Preparations: ENG 100 and SP 151 or SP 200 or equivalent. Keyboarding or typewriting skills and computer knowledge.

BUSN 250 Expert Business Computing (3)

Expert use of the Microsoft® Office features and preparation for the Microsoft® Expert-level certification exams.

Rec Prep: BUS 201 or equivalent.

BUSN 269 Supervision (3)

Develops effective communication techniques while strengthening supervisory skills. Students apply oral and written communication skills while studying topics on basic concepts in administrative office management, managing human resources and administrative services, and controlling administrative office systems.

Prerequisite: ENG 22 or equivalent with a grade of C or better or instructor’s approval.

BUSN 270 Advanced Records and Information Management (3)

Introduces specialized functions, current technology, international issues, and other advanced topics in Records and Information Management (RIM). Topics covered include: Forms Management, Vital Records Protection, Disaster Prevention and Recovery, Micrographics, Mail and Reprographics Management, Optical Disk Technology, and International Standards. Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) International rules are reviewed. A database such as Microsoft® Access may be used to introduce and practice RIM program controls such as records inventory.

Prerequisites: BUSN 170 or equivalent or work experience in RIM and Microsoft® Access and Microsoft® PowerPoint or instructor approval.

BUSN 277 International Business Protocol (3)

Presents international business protocol differences among countries and develops the skills to identify and understand these differences in a business environment.

Prerequisite: ENG 22 or equivalent with a grade of C or better or instructor’s approval.

BUSN 279 International Business Analysis (3)

Analyzes international corporate environments and their impact on business dynamics. The focus is on business practices in the Asian/Pacific region; but other regions may also be included.

Prerequisite: ENG 22 or equivalent with a grade of C or better or instructor’s approval.

BUSN 284 Medical Terminology & Office Procedures (3)

Presents the skills needed to perform activities required in a medical office setting. Offers a broad spectrum of medical terms, concepts, and principles. Designed to familiarize the student with various types of documents, activities, and situations in a medical environment.

Rec Prep: ENG 100 or equivalent, and keyboarding and word processing skills.

BUSN 286 Legal Terminology and Procedures (3)

Presents the skills needed to perform office activities required in a law firm or other legal setting. Offers a broad spectrum of legal terms, concepts and principles required in a law office. Designed to familiarize the student with various types of legal documents; emphasis is on creating, formatting, and editing common types of legal documents.

Rec Prep: ENG 100 or ENG 100E or equivalent.

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