Health Information Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Health information technologists play a critical role in maintaining, collecting and analyzing the data that doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers rely on to deliver quality healthcare. They are experts in managing patient health information and medical records, administering computer information systems and coding the diagnosis and procedures for healthcare services provided to patients. HIT professionals work in a multitude of settings throughout the healthcare industry including hospitals, physician’s offices and clinics, long term care facilities, insurance companies, government agencies and home care providers. Associates degree personnel hold positions such as health data analyst, insurance claims analyst, records technicians specialist, clinical coding specialist, physician practice manager, patient information coordinator. Students may progress to a bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management (HIM).

General Education Courses

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

3

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

MAT 135

Introduction to Statistics: MA1

3

MAT 179

Statistics on Computers

1

PSY 101

General Psychology I: SS3

3

 

 

16

Other Course Requirements

HIT 101

Health Information Management Science

6

HIT 111

Health Data Management Information Systems

3

HIT 112

Legal Aspects for Health Records

2

HIT 188

Health Information Practicum I

2

HIT 222

Quality Management

3

HIT 225

Health Information Management

3

HIT 231

Clinical Classification II

5

HIT 288

Health Information Practicum II

2

HPR 106

Law & Ethics for Healthcare

2

HPR 178

Medical Terminology

2

HPR 208

Advanced Medical Terminology

2

MOT 125

Basic Medical Sciences I

3

MOT 130

Insurance Billing & Coding

3

MOT 131

Advanced Insurance Billing & Coding

3

MOT 132

Medical Transcription I

4

MOT 133

Basic Medical Sciences II

3

MOT 135

Basic Medical Sciences III

3

 

 

51

Total Credit Hours

67