Health Information Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Advisor: Lynn Ward
This program is offered completely online.
The Health Information Technology program is designed to prepare individuals to organize and evaluate health records for completeness and accuracy.
Upon completion of the AAS degree in Health Information Technology, students will be prepared to begin a successful career as a health information technologist. Students are prepared to sit for the National Registered Health Information Technologist exam administered by AHIMA (www.ahima.org).
Outcomes - Graduates are prepared to:
- Use computer applications and software in maintaining health information in health records;
- Research and rely on knowledge in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, and disease processes;
- Identify and apply accurate diagnostic and procedural codes for reimbursement;
- Exhibit professional communication skills in oral, written, and electronic formats;
- Maintain confidentiality of health information and adhere to regulations pertaining to privacy laws and guidelines; and
- Interact professionally in the healthcare environment with healthcare providers, patients/clients and the public.
The Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).
A grade of “C-” or above must be achieved in all courses to advance in the program and to graduate. Students may enter the program upon completion of all prerequisite coursework and advisement meeting with the HIT program director (via phone).
Estimated Resident Program Cost:
|Tuition and Fees||$7499|
NOTE: Curriculum is based on a full time schedule.
Fall Semester 1
|AH||101||Healthcare Delivery in the US||2+|
|AH||185||Basic Medical Terminology||3+|
|BIO||127||Anatomy & Physiology I for non-clinical majors||4+|
|CIT||110||Introduction to Computers||3+|
|MATH||103**||Introductory Algebra OR|
Spring Semester 1
|BIO||128*||Anatomy & Physiology II for non-clinical majors||4+|
|HI||156*||Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Healthcare||3+|
|ENGL||124**||Business and Professional Comm||3+|
|PSY||101||General Psychology OR|
|SOC||111||Introduction to Sociology OR|
|HI||132*||Health Data Content and Structure||3+|
|HI||240||Clinical Quality Assessment||3+|
Fall Semester 2
|HI||225*||Health Information Management||3+|
|HI||245*||Simulated Lab - Practicum Preparation||2+|
|HI||295*||Overview of Health Informatics Systems||4+|
|OO||111*||Fundamentals of Health Insurance||4+|
Spring Semester 2
|HI||256*||Intermediate ICD Coding||3+|
|HI||270*||Professional Practice Experience||2+|
|HI||292*||Topics in HIT||3+|
Total Program Credits: 71~
~ Many students need preliminary math and English courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and English placement before planning out their full program schedules.
+ A grade of "C-" or above required for graduation
* Indicates prerequisites needed
** Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment