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Woman with test tubesNoncredit Continuing Education Spring/Summer 2014 Courses

NOTE: Room numbers are posted in each building lobby on the day of class.

More Health Care courses available at Laurel College Center and the Mount Airy College Center for Health Care Education.

Health Care Medical Office
Medical Terminology
A prerequisite to the on-site medical coding classes, Medical Terminology is the common denominator for all health care careers. This course provides the basics of medical terminology in preparation for any health care career. It can also help those who want to upgrade skills for a current position, or gain knowledge to succeed in other medical courses. This class provides an in-depth study of medical terms in their proper context. Emphasis is on explaining terminology rather than rote memorization and understanding the language of medicine as it applies to diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. This class uses computer technology to supplement and enhance class assignments and learning outcomes. You will access the college's supplemental website to review lectures and slides and to take required quizzes and tests throughout the course. Purchase textbook and medical dictionary from the HCC Bookstore prior to first class. (T) 5.5 CEUs. $480 (includes $395 in fees*)
►Mon,Wed 6pm-9:45pm, Aug 18-Oct 13 (No class Sept 1)
#5337   XH 126 7270 Gateway Campus
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Challenge Exams for Medical Terminology, Anatomy/Physiology for Medical Insurance Billers/Coders

Students who want to “test out” of prerequisite courses because of prior learning can take the challenge exam. The exam can only be taken once and is designed to test your level of competency and covers the course curriculum in-depth. Passing the exam with an 80% or better allows you to waive out of the class.

Please contact 443-518-4977 for dates and registration information.

Medical Terminology Challenge Exam
$69** (includes $60 in fees*)

Anatomy/Physiology for Medical Billers/Coders Challenge Exam
$69** (includes $60 in fees*)

 

Advanced Physician Medical Coding
Learn advanced-level physician-based coding. This course integrates ICD-9-CM coding system and the CPT/HCPCS for the medical office. Emphasis is placed on coding physician-based documentation from the place of service and specialty in areas of Evaluation and Management for all practices and specialty areas. Other key areas of concentration include the modifier requirement and coding appeal solution for the physician-based. The methodology in coding for reimbursement is also included. This course has an additional 21 hours of online assignments. Prerequisites: Introduction to CPT & HCPCS Medical Coding. Standard refund policy does not apply. Refunds issued only until the day before the class starts. No refunds on or after the class start date. 8.3 CEUs. $689 (includes $445 in fees*)

►Mon,Wed 6pm-9:45pm, Apr 28-May 28 & Sat 8:30am-5:30pm, May 3, 10 & 17 (No class May 26)
#3910 XH 220 7763    Gateway Campus (This class has an additional 29 hours of online assignments.)
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Advanced Facility/Outpatient Medical Coding
The outpatient course trains you in hospital-based outpatient specialty areas. The course presents the coder with the reimbursement methodology of the Revenue Centers, Medicare Ambulatory Patient Classification, coupled with the coding assignment of the ICD-9-CM and the CPT/HCPCS for the outpatient. Like physician-based coding, outpatient coding also focuses on the physician’s documentation, with further emphasis on the technical components related to coding for the use of the specialty areas including Emergency Room, Ambulatory Surgery, Radiology-Nuclear Medicines, Radiation Therapy, X-rays, MRI, Cardiology-Cardiac Catheterization, GYN-Labor and Delivery, Hematology Oncology-Infusion Coding/Chemotherapy Coding Nephrology-Dialysis, and Psychiatry. Clinic coding for the outpatient, with its associated revenue, and much more will be taught in depth. You will gain a full understanding of working and coding for the outpatient hospital. Prerequisite: Introduction to ICD-9-CM Medical Coding, Advanced Hospital/Inpatient Medical Coding, and Advanced Physicians Medical Coding. Refunds issued only until the day before the class starts. No refunds on or after the class start date. 8.3 CEUs $689 (includes $445 in fees*)
►Mon,Wed 6pm-9:45pm, May 5-Jun 30 & Sat 8:30am-5pm, May 17 & 31; Jun 14 & 21 (No class May 26)
#3918 XH 224 7765    Gateway Campus
►Mon,Wed 6pm-9:45pm, May 31-Jun 30 & Sat 8:30 am-5pm, May 31; Jun 7, 14, 21 & 28
#3920 XH 224 7768    Gateway Campus  (This section includes an additional 16.5 hours of online assignments.)
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Patient Care

**The CNA BOOT CAMP IS HERE. COMPLETE REQUIRED CNA TRAINING IN 30 DAYS IN AUGUST!**

Certified Nursing Assistant: Theory and Clinical

As a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), you are on the front lines of patient care and provide critical services. This course, approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing, provides the training you need to effectively care for people in a variety of health care settings. You must successfully complete both Theory and Clinical sections to receive your certification. Please register for both at the same time.
To take the CNA course, you must:
• Be 18 years or older and have a high school diploma or GED, social security number, complete immunizations (reviewed in class), and pass a criminal background check.
• Pass basic reading and math exams before registering. (Allow two hours to complete the test). Call Kathy Krasney at 443-518-4919 to schedule an appointment and identify yourself as a CNA student (current photo ID required for testing). You must take the test and register at least one week before the class start date.
• Bring a credit or debit card and social security number to first class.
Expect additional course costs (discussed at first class) for criminal background pre-check for clinical placement, immunization and titer tests, Maryland Board of Nursing registry fee, full criminal background check, and required materials (stethoscope, uniform, and watch with second hand). When you complete the CNA course, you will be well-prepared and eligible to take the State Geriatric Examination ($95 exam fee) to become a Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA). A free GNA review class is offered to CNA students. You may register after you have been notified that you passed the math and reading tests. No refund five days prior to class starting. 14.5 CEUs. $1,500 (includes $740 in fees*)
You must register for both Theory (XH 651) and Clinical (XH 652) at the same time.
►THEORY: Tue, Thu 6pm-10:15pm, May 6-Jul 29
You must also register for #3933 XH 652 7563.
#3929 XH 651 7562    Nursing 232
AND CLINICAL: Tour on Sat, Jun 7 8am-11am; Sat & Sun 7am-3pm, Jun 14-15 & 28-29; Jul 12-13
#3090 XH 652 7569 Nursing 232

THEORY: Mon-Thu 9am-3pm, Jun 30-Jul 31
#5527 XH 651 7572 Nursing 232
AND CLINICAL: Mon-Thu 7am-3pm, Aug 4-Aug 13
#5528 XH 652 7573 TBA
**CNA BOOTCAMP**
THEORY: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm, Aug 1-Aug 29
#3076 XH 651 7070 Nursing 232
AND CLINICAL: Mon-Fri 7am-3pm, Aug 21-29
#4001 XH 652 7071 TBA


Advanced Patient Care Skills
This course prepares Certified Nursing Assistants to work in hospitals and other health care settings as part of a multidisciplinary team caring for patients who require acute care as well as chronic care. You will expand and deepen your skills in complex health care procedures including phlebotomy, electrocardiograms, glucose monitoring, intravenous therapy, wound care, and urinary catheterization. Please bring current CNA registry card to first class. There is no refund available for this course. (T) 9.2 CEUs. $975 (includes $515 in fees*)
►Mon,Wed 6pm-10:15pm, May 12-Jul 30 (No class May 26)
#3995 XH 653 7567    Hickory Ridge
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Nursing Assistant Instructor Training
RNs are natural teachers and preparing the next generation of health care workers is a rewarding addition or extension to any nursing career. This course is designed to provide registered nurses with the tools and knowledge needed to instruct nursing assistant students. Topics include adult learning principles, teaching and evaluation methodologies, course planning and implementation, teaching in the laboratory and clinical settings, and communication and teaching skills for a multi-cultural, multi-generational student population. Course participants will also learn how to prepare students to be successful on the Geriatric Nursing Assistant exam. This course meets the Maryland Board of Nursing requirements for the Train the Trainer course. No refund five days prior to start date. 1.6 CEUs. $295 (includes $185 in fees*)
Mon,Tue,Wed 9am-4pm, Jun 9-Jun 11
#4576   XH 144 7564   Nursing 232

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RN Case Manager: Delegating for Assisted Living

For RNs only, this course updates the knowledge and skills of delegating nurses who practice and teach in assisted living facilities and is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing. Topics include principles of case management, delegation skills, adult education principles, legal and ethical issues, updates on regulations, and more. A copy of the Maryland Nurse Practice Act is provided. Please remember to bring your nursing license number. You must attend 100 percent of the class (16 hours) to receive your certificate. No refund is available for this course. 1.6 CEUs. $265 (includes $115 in fees*)
Mon,Tue 8:30am-5:30pm, Jun 2-Jun 3
#3996   XH 175 7568 Hickory Ridge 158
Mon,Tue 8:30am-5:30pm, Jun 16-Jun 17
#3095   XH 175 7560 Hickory Ridge 158
Mon,Tue 8am-5pm, Jun 16-Jun 17 **$275
#4881   XH 175 M1795 Laurel College Center

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CPR: Healthcare Provider
Health care provider students are taught the most currently available material from the American Heart Association. This course is primarily for health care workers but is open to the general public. Topics covered: Adult, Infant, and Child 1 and 2-person CPR techniques, barrier device, bag mask, (AED) Automatic External Defibrillation, and Airway Obstruction Management. Upon successful completion of the class you will receive a card good for two years from the American Heart Association. Although the certificate represents AHA certification, it does not constitute AHA endorsement or sponsorship. Textbook is optional and can be purchased at the HCC Bookstore; it is recommended for first-time students.(T) Individualized hands-on materials are used within this class. Half hour lunch break included in class time. No refunds five days before start date. .7 CEUs. $130 (includes $80 in fees*)
►Sat 8:30am-4pm, May 3
#0797 XH 454 7463    Hickory Ridge
►Sat 8:30am-4pm, Jun 7
#0799 XH 454 7465    Hickory Ridge
Sat 8:30am-4pm, Jul 12
#4713 XH 454 7000 Hickory Ridge

Sat 8:30am-4pm, Aug 2
#4714 XH 454 7001 Hickory Ridge
Sat 8:30am-4pm, Aug 30
#4715 XH 454 7002 Hickory Ridge

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CPR: Healthcare Provider Renewal
ONLY American Heart Assoc. Healthcare Providers renewing their Basic Life Support card will receive the most current material available from the American Heart Association. This review allows AHA card holders to renew their individualized hands-on training. Topics include: one- and two-person rescue for the adult, infant & child; foreign body airway obstruction management, automatic external defibrillation practice (AED), barrier device, Ambu bag,etc. YOUR AHA BASIC LIFE SUPPORT HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CARD CANNOT HAVE EXPIRED; if it has, you are not eligible to participate in the class. Upon successful completion of the class you will receive an American Heart Association card good for two years. Although successful completion represents AHA certification, it does not constitute AHA endorsement or sponsorship. NOT A SKILLS CHECK-OFF CENTER. Half hour lunch break included in class time. No refund five days prior to start date. .6 CEUs. $95 (includes $75 in fees*)
►Sat 9am-3pm, May 17
#0798 XH 786 7464    Hickory Ridge

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Courses at Mount Airy College Center for Health Care Education

The Mount Airy College Center for Health Care Education is a partnership between Carroll, Frederick, and Howard Community Colleges. The cost of courses offered at the Mount Airy College Center for Health Care Education may differ from the cost of the same courses when offered on HCC's home campus.

Medical Office Skills

Medical Coding for the Physician’s Office–AAPC
Prepare for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) national certification exam. Learn medical terminology and how to use the coding manuals for CPT, ICD-9 and HCPCS to describe and document medical services. Cost includes first year’s membership in AAPC, textbooks and certification exam. The certification exam will be scheduled two weeks following the last class, on a Saturday. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology for Health Careers. 10.0 CEUs. $1,875 (includes $745 in fees*)
Tue 5:30pm-9:45pm & Sat 8am-12:15pm, Jul 8-Oct 4 (No class Aug 30)
#5363 XH 167 Q1288 Mount Airy

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Patient Care

Professional Preparation in Healthcare
Learn the essentials of becoming successful as a student and employee in today’s healthcare systems. Topics include communication, working well in teams, respecting and valuing differences, and the importance of professionalism. Discuss the availability of healthcare careers in the local region, marketing your skills to potential employers, resumes, application letters and how to prepare for interviews. .8 CEUs. $80 (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue,Wed,Thu 1:30pm-4:15pm, May 27-May 29
#3752 XH 141 Q1283    Mount Airy
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Principles and Practices of IV Therapy
Don’t be frustrated; be prepared when your patient needs an IV! Enhance your skills as a practicing nurse, IV tech, or EMT by taking this course from our expert on peripheral intravenous therapy and the care of the client requiring this therapy. Hot topics include: vein and device selection, venipuncture techniques, and basic care measures needed to provide quality care to the patient. Standard refund policy does not apply. Refunds issued only until the sixth day before the class starts; no refunds after that. .8 CEUs. $112.
►Sat 8am-4:30pm, Jun 7
#5525 XH 920 Q1095 Mount Airy

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Advanced Principles and Practices of IV Therapy
Build on the principles of IV Therapy covered in XH-920. Designed for the RN to enhance practice with patients requiring advanced IV therapies. opics include practical application and troubleshooting skills for central lines, IV therapies in the elderly and pediatric population,
TPN, and blood administration. Prerequisite: Principles & Practices of IV Therapy. Refunds issued only until the sixth day before the class starts; no refunds after that.
Sat 8am-4:30pm, Jun 14
#5526 XH 921 Q1096 Mount Airy

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Introduction to Dental Assisting
You will have entry-level dental assisting skills when you successfully completing this course, which is approved by the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners. Course covers terminology, anatomy, charting and medical history, instruments, four-handed dentistry, gypsum, acrylic, amalgam, cements, impression materials, oral hygiene, darkroom procedures, infection control, sterilization and OSHA regulations. Prerequisite: Professional Preparation in Healthcare course. Course includes an online component: internet access required. 4.0 CEUs. $845 (includes $245 in fees*)
►Tue,Thu 1pm-5:15pm, Jun 3-Jul 3
#3753 XH 110 Q1284    Mount Airy

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Oral Radiography
Further your dental assisting career and prepare to sit for the DANB Radiation Health and Safety exam. This course is approved by the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners. Completion of a two-hour, hands-on clinical practicum is required. You may complete your clinical at your place of employment or you must concurrently register for Oral Radiography Clinical, which will take place at the Maryland State Dental Association. A completed Student Health Profile will be required by the third class session. Prerequisite: You must either be working as a dental assistant or have proof of successful completion of a basic dental assisting course. Course includes an online component; internet access required. 3.2 CEUs. $585 (includes $170 in fees*)
Tue 6pm-9:15pm, Jul 8-Sep 16 (No class Aug 5)
#5364 XH 181 Q1286 Mount Airy

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Oral Radiography Clinical
Prepare to sit for the DANB Radiation Health and Safety exam. This two-hour, hands-on clinical practicum (including full-mouth series and two bitewing x-rays) takes place at the Maryland State Dental Association training facility in Columbia, MD. Students must be concurrently enrolled in Oral Radiography. Scheduled individually by instructor, Saturdays (Date/Times TBD) .2 CEUs. $240** (fee based, no waivers)
Tue 6pm-8pm, Jul 8
#5365 XE 594 Q1287 Mount Airy

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Pharmacy Technician
Prepares you to enter the pharmacy field and to sit for two national certification exams: National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Includes medical terminology specific to pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Learn dosage calculation, I.V. flows, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispersing of prescriptions, inventory control, billing and reimbursement. Before registering for this class, students must pass a basic reading exam. Tests must be completed a week prior to the class start date. Must be at least 18 years of age or older. 60 hours 6.0 CEUs. $1,174 (includes $449 in fees*)
►Tue,Thu 6pm-9:15pm, May 6-Jul 10
#3754 XH 112 Q1285     Mount Airy

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Certified Nursing Assistant: Theory & Clinical
As a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), you are on the front lines of patient care and provide
critical services. This course, approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing, provides the training
you need to effectively care for people in a variety of health care settings. You must
successfully complete both Theory and Clinical sections to receive your certification. Please register for both at the same time.
To take the CNA course, you must:
• Be 18 years or older and have a high school diploma or GED, social security number, complete immunizations (reviewed in class), and pass a criminal background check.
• Pass basic reading and math exams before registering. (Allow two hours to complete the test). Call Kathy Krasney at 443-518-4919 to schedule an appointment and identify yourself as a CNA student (current photo ID required for testing). You must take the test and register at least one week before the class start date.
• Bring a credit or debit card and social security number to first class.
Expect additional course costs (discussed at first class) for criminal background pre-check for clinical placement, immunization and titer tests, Maryland Board of Nursing registry fee, full criminal background check, and required materials (stethoscope, uniform, and watch with second hand).
When you complete the CNA course, you will be well-prepared and eligible to take the State Geriatric Examination ($95 exam fee) to become a Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA). A free GNA review class is offered to CNA students.
You may register after you have been notified that you passed the math and reading tests. No refund five days prior to class starting. 14.5 CEUs. $1,500 (includes $740 in fees*)
You must register for both Theory (XH 651) and Clinical (XH 652) at the same time.
►Mon, Wed 6pm-10:15pm, Apr 28-Jul 23 (No class May 26)
You must also register for #3811 XH 652 Z1085.
#3808 XH 651 Z1084 Mount Airy
AND CLINICAL: Tour on Sat, Jun 7 8am-11am; Sat & Sun, 7am-3pm Jun 14-15 & 28-29; Jul 12-13
#3811 XH 652 Z1085

Nurse Refresher Pt. I: Theory
This course provides learning experiences for nurses who have been out of the workplace and who are planning on returning to work. Topics include treatment modalities, diagnostic measures, pathophysiological alterations, and current trends and issues in professional nursing. This course is pending approval from the Maryland Board of Nursing. Combined with the clinical portion (XH 928) this course meets the Maryland Board of Nursing requirements to reactivate your license. Criminal Background checks and drug testing at an additional cost are required for the clinical portion. Information will be distributed at first class session. Current inactive Maryland license required prior to clinical. No refund is available for this course. 8.8 CEUs. $1,005 (includes $455 in fees*)
►Tue,Thu 6pm-9:45pm, May 1-Jul 29
#3448 XH 927 Q1082    Mount Airy
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Medicine Aide Update
Meets the Maryland Board of Nursing renewal requirements for the Certified Medicine Aide. Designed to keep the practicing CMA informed and updated regarding new medications, non-parenteral drug administration, policies and practices, and medications needed by geriatric clients. The emphasis is on new drug therapies and the role of the medicine aide in providing safe and competent care. Upon registration, students must submit a copy of their current CNA/GNA certification, proof of successful completion of their initial CMA training course in Maryland, and must verify current CNA practice of at least 16 hours within the last two years, and also verify eight or more hours of active practice as a CNA/GNA/CMA in a licensed nursing home within the last two years, and active practice as a CMA for 100 hours in the last two years. Verification can be provided by the employer on facility letterhead. Please note: The Maryland Board of Nursing requires that this update must be completed no more than 90 days before the expiration of the CNA/GNA/CMA certification. Refunds issued only until the sixth day before the class starts; no refunds after that.
Email JBukowitzKeller@howardcc.edu for registration information. .8 CEUs. $95 (includes $44 in fees*)
►Sat 8am-4:30pm, May 3  Mount Airy

►Sat 8am-4:30pm, Aug 9, Mount Airy

ACLS
This course uses American Heart Association guidelines to provide a systematic approach to dealing with a cardiopulmonary emergency or sudden death. Includes, but not limited to, myocardial infarction, respiratory arrest with a pulse, witnessed VF adult cardiac arrest, airways management and testing, mega VF:refractory VF/pulseless VT, pulseless electrical activity, strip recognition and testing, asystole, bradycardia, unstable tachycardia-cardioversion, and stable tachycardia. Money collected for this course
does not represent income for the American Heart Association. Enrollment deadline is one week prior to course start date. Standard refund policy does not apply. Refunds issued only until the day before the class starts. No refunds on or after the class start date. $295 (includes $95 in fees*)
►Fri,Sat 8:30am-5:30pm, Mar 14-Mar 15
#9655 XH 180 Q1072    Mount Airy
►Fri,Sat 8:30am-5:30pm, Jun 27-Jun 28
#3805 XH 180 Q1080    Mount Airy

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CPR: Healthcare Provider
Designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages. Includes ventilation with a barrier device, bag-valve mask device, oxygen, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and how to relieve foreign body airway obstruction. Intended for participants who work in a health care setting and are required to take a Healthcare Provider course for their employment. Course completion card is issued for all participants in a Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider course who successfully complete the written examination and demonstration. Refunds issued only until the sixth day before the class starts; no refunds after that. $64 (includes $29 in fees*)
►Sat 8:30am-3:30pm, Apr 26
#3449 XH 922 Q1078    Mount Airy
►Sat 8:30am-3:30pm, Jun 28
#3450 XH 922 Q1086    Mount Airy
Sat 8:30am-3:30pm, Jul 26
#4632 XH 922 Q1087 Mount Airy
Sat 8:30am-3:30pm, Aug 23
#4629 XH 922 Q1088 Mount Airy

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CPR: Healthcare Provider Renewal
Designed to upgrade the current health care provider to the latest American Heart Association guidelines. New information is provided on ventilation with an automated external defibrillator and barrier device, bag-valve mask device, and oxygen. You must present current AHA Health Care Provider BLS/CPR card at the beginning of class, which cannot be more than one month past the recommended renewal date, and must have a student manual. Refunds issued only until the sixth day before the class starts; no refunds after that. $54 (includes $11 in fees*)

►Sat 8:30am-1:15pm, May 17
#3625 XH 923 Q1089    Mount Airy
►Sat 8:30am-1:15pm, Jun 21
#3626 XH 923 Q1090    Mount Airy

Sat 8:30am-1:15pm, Jul 19
#4633 XH 923 Q1091 Mount Airy
Sat 8:30am-1:15pm, Aug 16
#4634 XH 923 Q1092 Mount Airy

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Course Notes
*Fees not eligible for waiver.
**Neither XE courses nor their fees are eligible for waiver.
(S) = Supplies needed. Instructor will provide list at first class.
(T) = Textbook recommended or required. Purchase at HCC Bookstore or online before first class.




 







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