Health Information Technology
The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Health Information Technology prepares students for careers as Health Information Technicians.
Health Information Technicians are responsible for maintaining components of health information systems consistent with the medical administrative, ethical, and legal, accreditation, and regulatory requirements of the health care delivery system. In all types of facilities, and in various locations within a facility, the health information technician possesses the technical knowledge and skills necessary to process, maintain, complete and report health information data for reimbursement, Nursing and Allied Health 223 facility planning, marketing, risk management, utilization management, quality assessment and research; abstract and code clinical data using appropriate classification systems; and analyze health records according to standards. As part of the degree plan, students will complete an internship that enables them to gain real-world experience. In addition, students are prepared for a national exam that measures proficiency and competency in the standards set by the American Health Information Management.
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|COSC 1301 Microcomputer Applications**||3|
|BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I**||4|
|HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I||3|
|ENGL 1301 Composition**||3|
|BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II**||4|
|HITT 1301 Health Data Content and Structure||3|
|MATH 1414 College Algebra||4|
|HPRS 2301 Pathophysiology||3|
|HITT 1253 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information||2|
|HITT 1341 Coding & Classification Systems||3|
|HITT 2331 Advanced Medical Terminology||3|
|HITT 1349 Pharmacology||3|
|HITT 2166 Practicum I||1|
|HITT 2335 Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies||3|
|HITT 1345 Health Care Delivery Systems||3|
|SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Speaking||3|
|PSYC 2301 General Psychology**||3|
|HITT 2371 Current Procedural Terminology Coding-CPT4||3|
|HITT 1255 Health Care Statistics||2|
|HITT 2343 Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement||3|
|HITT 2339 Health Information Organization and Supervision||3|
|HITT 2167 CAPSTONE: Practicum II||1|
|*Recommended Humanities Electives|
|PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics|
|PHIL 2303 Introduction to Logic|
|HUMA 1301 Introduction to the Humanities I|
*Courses to be chosen from Field of Study
**Identifies courses to fulfill minimum 15 credit hour General Education Requirement
***Please refer to catalog for course prerequisites
##SPCH 1315 or SPCH 1318 may be substituted for the SPCH 1311 requirement.
†By arrangement, all Field Study will be conducted at a pre-approved site.
|Total credits 71|