Course Descriptions

The following is a complete listing of courses offered at MCC. You can also visit our Programs of Study page for a list of course requirements necessary to complete your degree.

Please note: Special Studies is a general heading for experimental courses or those for which the demand is untested, unknown, immediate, or temporary. You can visit our Special Studies page for a list of Special Studies courses.

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AAD - Applied Art and Design
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content">ACC - Accounting</div>]
ACC - Accounting
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ACD - Alcohol/Chemical Dependency
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AGS - Agricultural Studies
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ANT - Anthropology
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ARA - Arabic/Foreign Language
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ART - Art
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ASL - American Sign Language/Foreign Language
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ATP - Automotive Technology
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BIO - Biology
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BUS - Business
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CDL - Interdisciplinary
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content">CE - Cooperative Education</div>]
CE - Cooperative Education
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CE - Hospitality
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CE - Interior Design
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CE - Office Technology
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CEL - Leadership
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CHE - Chemistry
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CHI - Chinese/Foreign Language
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CIN - Cinema Studies
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CIS - Computer Information Systems
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CIS - Information and Computer Technologies
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CIT - Civil and Construction Technology
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CLT - Clinical Laboratory Technician/Medical Laboratory Technician
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COM - Communication
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COS - College Success
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CPT - Computer Technology
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CRC - Computer Related Curricula
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CRJ - Criminal Justice
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CSC - Computer Science
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DAS - Dental Assisting
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DEN - Dental Hygiene
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EBL - Experiential and Adult Learning
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ECE - Education and Early Care
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ECO - Economics
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EDU - Education
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ELT - Electrical Engineering Technology/Electronics
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EMS - Emergency Medical Services
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ENG - English Literature
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ENG - English Writing
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ENR - Engineering Science
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ESL - English For Speakers Of Other Languages (ESOL)
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FPT - Fire Protection Technology
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FRE - French/Foreign Language
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FSA - Food Service Administration
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GEG - Geography
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GEO - Geology
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GER - German/Foreign Language
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GLF - Golf Management
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HBR - Hebrew/Foreign Language
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HED - Health Education
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HIM - Health Information Technology
HIM 100 - Introduction to Health Information
Introduction to the health record profession, allied health professions, historical development of health care field and the present health care delivery system. Introduction to the health information department and its relationship to other hospital departments. Numbering and filing systems, record retention, duplication, and storage considerations are explored. Health care registries are explored. Health information science principles are applied in the laboratory setting. Offered first half of fall semester only. Three class hours. 3 Credits.
HIM 103 - Health Care Documentation
Introduction to the development, form, content, and evaluation of the health record. Introduction to hospital admitting department. Introduction to the organization, responsibilities, and committees of the hospital medical staff. Health record principles are applied in the laboratory setting. Offered second half of fall semester only. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: HIM 100 with a grade of C or better.
HIM 104 - Medical Terminology
A survey of the principles of medical terminology and word elements as a framework for a comprehensive medical vocabulary that can be applied in a professional setting. The course emphasizes methods used in health record documentation. Content includes detailed general and body system terminology, covering approximately 50+ terms per body system, as well as terminology used in pharmacotherapy, medical laboratory testing, and medical diagnosis. Computer programs, internet links, and comprehensive medical dictionaries will be used to enhance understanding of medical terminology. Three class hours. 3 Credits.
HIM 105 - Medical Transcription
Designed to introduce the student to the knowledge and skills required for medical transcription in a health care facility, utilizing digital dictation and MS Word. Organized and presented according to body systems. Transcription will consist of discharge summaries, operative reports, x-ray reports, histories and physicals, and other assorted medical reports. Use of references emphasized. Two class hours, two laboratory hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: HIM 104 with a minimum grade of C.
HIM 110 - ICD-10 Diagnostic and Procedural Classifications
This course will include the historical development of reimbursement, and emphasize the ICD-10 classification system. Course work will focus on official coding guidelines and use of ICD-10. Additional classifications are briefly studied. Instruction of coding issues by body system will be introduced, and laboratory includes coding exercises and application of coding principles. Three lecture, two laboratory hours. 4 Credits.

Prerequisites: BIO 134, HIM 103 and HIM 104, each with a minimum grade of C, or permission of the instructor.
HIM 111 - CPT Procedural Coding System
This course will emphasize the American Medical Association's Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding system. Course work will focus on introductory outpatient coding with emphasis on evaluation and management, and surgery. Coding exercises will reference documentation guidelines and application of coding and reporting guidelines for outpatient services. Two class hours. 2 Credits.

Prerequisite: HIM 110 with a minimum grade of C, or permission of instructor.
HIM 115 - Medical Office Pharmacology
Basic pharmacology terminology and concepts for the medical office professional. Topics include drug terminology, abbreviations, regulatory agencies, drug administration, dosage, effects, and use of drug references. 1 Credit.

Prerequisite/corequisite: HIM 104
HIM 204 - Health Records in Alternate Care
The course will review trends and changes in the health care delivery system, an introduction to the types of non-hospital health care facilities and respective record keeping requirements, with emphasis on long-term, psychiatric, ambulatory, home care/hospice, and rehabilitative care. Fall semester only. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: HIM 111 with a minimum grade of C.
HIM 205 - Professional Practice Experience I-WR
Applied practical experience under the guidance of professionals in health information-related settings. Included will be a forum for Professional Practice experiences and professional development content including current issues in the health care and health information field; employment opportunities; the role of the Professional Practice Supervisor; personal development and presentation; assertiveness training/techniques; responsibilities and privileges associated with professional membership; HIT-related professional agencies; and professional resources on the internet, including use of AHIMA Virtual Lab. Enrollment in HIM 205 is conditional upon satisfactory completion of the medical requirements and clearance from any existing health problem(s). Continued enrollment is conditional upon satisfactory completion of each Professional Practice rotation. One class hour, sixteen laboratory hours. This course, designated as "Writing Intensive", which will be reflected on transcript. 4 Credits.

Prerequisites: HIM 105, HIM 111, BIO 134, BIO 135, and CRC 120, all with a minimum grade of C.
HIM 206 - Professional Practice Experience II
Continuation from HIM 205 with applied practical experience under the guidance of professionals in health information-related settings. Included will be a forum for Professional Practice experiences and professional development content including current issues in the health care and health information field, such as employment opportunities and search techniques; consulting for the health information practitioner; critique of department layouts, AHIMA certification exam application and preparation; continuing education requirements; and professional resources on the internet, including use of AHIMA Virtual Lab. Enrollment in HIM 206 is conditional upon satisfactory completion of medical requirements and clearance (by MCC Health Services). Continued enrollment is conditional upon satisfactory completion of each Professional Practice rotation. This course, is designated as "Writing Intensive", which will be reflected on transcript. One class hour, sixteen laboratory hours. 4 Credits.

Prerequisite: HIM 205 with a minimum grade of C.
HIM 208 - Quality Improvement, Legal and Compliance Issues for the HIM Practitioner
This course will encompass a survey of accrediting, licensing, approving and certifying agencies affecting health care facilities, including the various accreditation programs of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. Total quality management includes quality assessment, utilization management, risk management and credentialling. Additionally, the course will present to the student an introduction to the legal system, release of information, consents, administration of the law, evidence, torts, selected legal doctrines, the medical record in legal proceedings, liability of health care providers, current health legislation, and bioethical issues. Fall semester only. Five class hours. 5 Credits.

Prerequisite: HIM 103 with a minimum grade of C.
HIM 209 - Management, Supervision & Personal Development for the HIM Practitioner
This course will encompass an introduction to managerial concepts and functions, to include supervisory techniques, planning, organizing, actuating and controlling, leadership, motivation, forms design, and tools of management specifically developed for health care settings. Content also includes emphasis on development of oral and written communication skills. Spring semester only. Two class hours. 2 Credits.

Prerequisite: HIM 205 with a minimum grade of C.
HIM 211 - Healthcare Reimbursement
Course will acquaint the student with the cost of health care in the United States. Financial concepts related to health information systems will be discussed. Content includes instruction in health statistics and the use of medical information systems. Examination of data quality techniques necessitated by current reimbursement methodologies will be included. Computer applications in these areas will be utilized as appropriate. Spring semester only. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: HIM 208 and MTH 150 (or higher), each with a minimum grade of C
HIM 213 - Health Information Systems
An introduction to health record applications, system design and security, and the health information manager's roles and responsibilities. Spring semester only. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite(s): HIM 205, HIM 208 and CRC 120, each with a minimum grade of C.
HIM 250 - Health Information Management in Long Term Care
An introduction to the types of long term health care with an emphasis on inpatient long-term care, home care, hospice and supplemental services. The course will also focus on the trends and changes in the long term health care field to include essential services, regulatory environment, computer adaptions of medical record/information systems and role of health information professionals. Must be matriculated in Health Information Management Long Term Care Program. Total of fifteen instruction hours. 1 Credit.

Prerequisite: HIM 204 or permission of instructor.
HIM 251 - Classifications and Reimbursement in Long Term Care
A review of medical terminology frequently encountered in long term care settings, clinical disease and procedural coding encountered with special review of late effect, chronic, multiple conditions, and dementia. The course will also focus on various reimbursement protocols, their relationship to coding, documentation, and financial and utilization management. Future costs and system implications will be discussed. Total of thirty instruction hours. 2 Credits.

Prerequisite: HIM 250 with a minimum grade of C.
HIM 252 - Quality and Legal Issues in Long Term Care
A review of attributes of quality, utilization, and risk management prominent in long term care. An exploration of special ethical and legal implications encountered in long term care settings with emphasis on documentation related procedures. Total of fifteen instruction hours. 1 Credit.

Prerequisite: HIM 250 with a minimum grade of C.
HIM 260 - Advanced Classification in Acute Care
This advanced level course will focus on reimbursement issues associated with the more difficult coding scenarios to better prepare the student as an inpatient hospital coder. The student will study the indepth coding issues by body system and be equipped to successfully code inpatient, acute care records, as well as ambulatory surgery charts with hospital billing considerations (not free-standing or physician office coding). Two class hours. 2 Credits.

Prerequisite: HIM 110 with a minimum grade of C, or 3 to 5 years inpatient coding experience, or permission of instructor.
HIM 261 - Advanced Classification for Reimbursement in Acute Care
This advanced level course will focus on health care reimbursement, utilize advanced inpatient coding knowledge to understand payment methodologies in the acute care setting. The student will study the prospective payment system, uniform hospital discharge data set, and the assignment of diagnosis related groups. The student will study reimbursement issues related to the importance of the medical record such as bundling and optimization. Two class hours. 1 Credit.

Prerequisite: HIM 110 with a minimum grade of C, or 3 to 5 years inpatient coding experience, or permission of instructor.
HIM 262 - Case-Mix Management in Acute Care
This advanced level course will review the process of case-mix management in acute care including applied utilization management, software applications, impact on organizational planning, and political issues. Two class hours. 1 Credit.

Prerequisite: HIM 261 with a minimum grade of C, or 3 to 5 years inpatient coding experience, or permission of instructor.
HIM 277 - Medical Transcription Management
Specific application of management principles to effectively and efficiently administer the delivery of medical transcription services, whether within a large organization or as an independent entity. Theory and examples will be used to enhance competence. Spring semester only. Two class hours with laboratory work. 2 Credits.
HIM 290 - Independent Study
See the Program Director. Variable Credit.
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HIS - History
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HMN - Honors Studies
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HMN - Humanities
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HPR - Health Professions
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HSM - Homeland Security Administration
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HSP - Hospitality
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HTL - Hotel Technology
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HUM - Human Services
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HVA - Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning
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IDC - Honors Studies
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IDC -
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IDE - Interior Design
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INT - Industrial Instrumentation Technology
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ITA - Italian/Foreign Language
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JPN - Japanese/Foreign Language
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LAW - Law
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LDS - Leadership
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MAR - Marketing
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MET - Mechanical Technology
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MFG - Manufacturing Technology: Automation / Robotics
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MTH - Mathematics
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MUS - Music
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NUR - Nursing
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OFT - Office Technology
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OPT - Optical Systems Technology
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PE - Physical Education--Coed
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PEC - Physical Education--Coed
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PEJ - Physical Education-Criminal Justice
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PEM - Physical Education--Men
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PEW - Physical Education-Women
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PHL - Philosophy
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PHO - Photography
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PHY - Physics
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PLA - Plastics Technology
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PLE - Police: Law Enforcement
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PLS - Paralegal Studies
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POR - Portuguese/Foreign Language
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POS - Political Science
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PPE - Physical Studies/Physical Education
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PS - Public Safety Training
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PSC - Public Safety Training
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PST - Public Safety Training
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PSY - Psychology
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QCT - Quality Control Technology
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REA - Reading
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SBS - Honors Studies
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SBS - Social & Behavioral Sciences
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SCI - Honors Studies
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SCI - Science
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SCR - Computer Security
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SMT - Physical Studies/Physical Education
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SMT - Sports Management
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SOC - Sociology
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SPA - Spanish/Foreign Language
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SPC - Speech Communication
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STT - Solar Thermal Technology
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SUS - Sustainability Studies
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SVL - Service Learning
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TAM - Tooling and Machining
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TEK - Technology
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THE - Theatre
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TLC - Telecommunications
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TRS - Transitional Studies
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TVL - Travel And Tourism
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XRT - Radiologic Technology
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- Cinema Studies
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- Honors Studies
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- Public Speaking
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