Health Information Technology Degree

AAS Degree (64 credits)

Term 1 (16 credits)

  • BIO:163, Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology, 4 credits
  • CSC:110, Introduction to Computers, 3 credits
  • ENG:105, Composition I, 3 credits
  • HIT:139, Math for Healthcare Professions, 3 credits
  • HIT:370, Health Records in Acute Care, 3 credits


Term 2 (15 credits)

  • HIT:120, Pharmacology for HIT, 1 credit
  • HIT:250, Coding I, 3 credits
  • HIT:251, Coding II, 3 credits
  • HIT:380, Health Records in Alternate Care Settings, 3 credits
  • HSC:113, Medical Terminology, 2 credits
  • PSY:111, Introduction to Psychology, OR
  • SOC:110, Introduction to Sociology, 3 credits


Term 3 - Summer (7 credits)

  • HIT:170, Principles of Human Disease, 3 credits
  • HIT:270, ICD-10 Procedural Coding, 2 credits
  • HIT:596, HIT Practicum I, 2 credits

 

Term 4 (12 credits)

  • HIT:312, Health Informatics and Information Management Systems, 3 credits
  • HIT:422, Medical - Legal Ethics, 3 credits
  • HIT:485, Medical Billing and Reimbursement Systems, 3 credits
  • SPC:170, Professional Communication, OR
  • SPC:112, Public Speaking, 3 credits


Term 5 (14 credits)

  • HIT:252, Coding III, 3 credits
  • HIT:400, Clinical Documentation Improvement, 2 credits
  • HIT:440, Quality Management, 3 credits
  • HIT:451, Allied Health Statistics, 3 credits
  • HIT:598, HIT Practicum II, 2 credits
  • HIT:946, Seminar, 1 credit

 

The Health Information Technology Associate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Graduates of the two year program are eligible to write for the national certification exam (Registered Health Information Technician-RHIT) given by the American Health Information Management Association.