IA/CD as a Multidisciplinary Science
(4a.) IA Exist in Non-IA Courses
The NACC nursing programs include training regarding HIPPA during orientation. Each clinical facility provides training according to The Joint Commission standards on hospital policies relating to acceptable computer use, the electronic health record and appropriate disposal of any materials that have a patient name or identification number on them. Every student is required to sign a confidentiality agreement with each clinical facility to which the student is assigned at the beginning of each semester. A username and password is required to access the client electronic health record.
Each nursing course contains an objective that states the student will practice within the legal frameworks of nursing and standards of professional practice and that the student will maintain organizational and client confidentiality. The college catalogue includes a statement under Program Requirements:
2. Student must respect the client’s right to privacy by protecting confidential information unless obligated to disclose in a court of law under proper authorization or legal compulsion (Alabama Board of Nursing Administrative Code). Students may be expelled from the nursing program for failing to comply with this requirement.
The Principles of Accounting I course, BUS 241, addresses the IA topic of integrity with regards to accurately reporting corporate financial information. In Business Law, BUS 263, topics such as email security, company, employee and client information privacy/confidentiality and other information security issues are discussed. In the Business Communication Course, BUS 215, some of the same IA topics are discussed, especially in the area of privacy and confidentiality. In OAD 202 Legal Transcription discusses the importance of client records and OAD 212 Medical transcription discusses the importance of HIPPA.
Here is a short list of non-IA courses and their descriptions that include IA components:
BUS 241 Principles of Accounting I – This course is designed to provide a basic theory of accounting principles and practices used by services and merchandising enterprises. Emphasis is placed on financial accounting, including the accounting, including the accounting cycle, and financial statement preparation analysis.
BUS 263 The Legal and Social Environment of Business – This course provides an overview of the legal and social environment for business operations with emphasis on contemporary issues and subsequent impact on business. Topics includes the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the legislative process, civil and criminal law, administering agencies, trade regulations, consumer protection, contracts, employment and personal property.
BUS 215 Business Communications – This course covers written, oral and nonverbal communications. Topics include the application of communication principles to the production of clear, correct, and logically organized faxes, e-mail, memos, letter, resumes, reports, and other business communications.
CIS 146 Microcomputer Applications – this course is an introduction to the most common microcomputer software applications. These software packages should include typical features of applications, such as word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and presentation software. Upon completion students will be able to utilize selected features of these packages. This course will help prepare students for the MOS and IC3 certification. This course or an equivalent is CORE for the AAT and AAS CIS programs.
NUR 102 Fundamentals of Nursing – This course provides opportunities to develop competencies necessary to meet the needs of individuals throughout the lifespan in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process. Students learn concepts and theories basic to the art and science of nursing. The role of the nurse as a member of the healthcare team is emphasized. Students are introduced to the concepts of client needs, safety, communication, teaching/learning, critical thinking, ethical-legal, cultural diversity, nursing history, and the program’s philosophy of nursing. Additionally, this course introduces psychomotor nursing skills needed to assist individuals in meeting basic human needs. Skills necessary for maintaining microbial, physical, and psychological safety are introduced along with skills needed in therapeutic interventions. At the conclusion of this course students demonstrate competency in performing basic nursing skills for individuals with common health alternatives.
OAD 202 Legal Transcription - This course is designed to familiarize students with legal terms and provide transcription skill development in the production of legal correspondence, forms, and court documents from dictated recording. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to transcribe accurately appropriately formatted legal documents.
OAD 212 Medical Transcription - This course is designed to orient students to standard medical reports, correspondence, and related documents transcribed in a medical environment through classroom instruction and outside lab. Emphasis is on transcribing medical records and operating a transcribing machine efficiently. Upon completion, the student should be able to accurately transcribe medical documents from dictated recordings.
PRL 101 Introduction to Paralegal Study - Introduction to Paralegal Study- This course introduces the paralegal profession and the legal system. Topics include regulations and concepts, ethics, case analysis, legal reasoning, career opportunities, certification, professional organizations, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the role of the paralegal and identify the skills, knowledge, and ethics required of legal assistants.
(4b.) Non-Credit/Credit Professional Development Courses in IA
The Computer Information Systems Information Assurance Concentration requires 63-64 semester hours of coursework. Fifteen of those hours are IA Concentration courses. Twenty-four of the hours are CIS core computer courses. The remaining 25 hours must consist of approved general education courses, such as English Composition, Literature, Economics, Pre-Calculus, Biology, etc.
Here are the specific General Education course requirements for each CIS graduate:
Communications - English Composition I - 3 Hours
Humanities - 3 Hours
Natural Science or Mathematics - 3 Hours
Social/Behavioral Science - 3 Hours
General Education Elective - 3 Hours
(4c.) Professional Development Courses
Held a non-credit Cybersecurity Lunch and Learn April 17 for local industry, which including banking, manufacturing, retail, public utilities and education. Presenters included Rebecca Falcon of BOLDLogic, Scott Busby of BizComm, Amy Hill Nation of Wilmer & Lee, P.A., and Terry Dumer of A.G.D. Insurance, who spoke about cyber risk and mitigation.
The college’s Plus 50 program, a non-credit course, provides individuals 50 years of age and older with free computer literacy classes, which include an information assurance component.
A group of cybersecurity industry professionals presented “Cyber Risk and Mitigation in the Workplace” at the 11th Annual Northeast Alabama Human Resources & Manufacturing Conference on August 7, 2014. This provided professional development for human resources and manufacturing professionals.
STEM Speakers Forum featured Jim Simon, CEO of Intelligence Enterprises LLC (formerly US Army, CIA, Microsoft). This forum is open to the public and attended by students, faculty, and the community.
The college’s short-term certificate is constructed so that industry professionals with certain certifications may waive certain courses, making the certificate an excellent professional development opportunity for IT professionals.