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81 Health Associate of Applied Science Degree Four Semesters & One Summer Term (Certificate Option Available) Fall semester entry HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY—ONLINE If you wish to combine your organizational and analytical skills with your interest in healthcare, a career in Health Information Technology could be for you! As a Health Information Technician, you play a vital role in making our healthcare system work. You perform data collection and analysis needed by doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. As a student in the HIT program, you will learn the necessary skills to become a valued member of the healthcare team. These skills include: • Maintaining healthcare records consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements • Collecting, validating, and analyzing healthcare data • Assigning code numbers to diagnoses for indexing health data and processing bills • Answering legal, governmental, and insurance company inquiries • Supervising human resources for effective and efficient health record processing The Health Information Management (HIM) program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). As a graduate, you will be eligible to take the national certification examination leading to the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential. The Certification Exam Pass Rate for all first-time test-takers was 100% during the last Annual Program Assessment Report cycle completed 5/28/13. To graduate from this program, you must receive a “C” or better in all courses with the “HIT”, “HSC”, or “MAP” course prefix. You may also obtain a Health Records Certificate by completing four courses. _H_E_A_L_T_H__ R_E__C_O_R__D_S_ _C_E_R__T_IF_I_C_A_T_E________________________1_1_ Course # Title Credits HIT370-C Health Records in Acute Care 3 HIT380-C Health Records in Alternative Care Settings 3 HSC113-E Medical Terminology 2 _C_S_C_1_1_0_-_A_ _____I_n_tr_o_d_u_c_ti_o_n_ t_o_ C__o_m_p_u_t_e_rs___________________3_ _F_IR_S__T_ Y_E__A_R_ ___________________________________________ _F_a_ll_ S_e_m__e_s_t_e_r ________________________________________1_5_ Course # Title Credits BIO165-A Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3 BIO167-A Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1 CSC110-A Introduction to Computers 3 HIT250-E Coding I 3 HIT370-C Health Records in Acute Care 3 HSC113-E Medical Terminology 2 _S_p_ri_n_g_ _S_e_m__e_s_te_r______________________________________1_7_ BIO170-A Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3 BIO172-A Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1 BIO198-E Introduction to Pathology 3 HIT251-E Coding II 3 HIT252-E Coding III 3 HIT380-C Health Records in Alternative Care Settings 3 HIT594-C HIT Practicum A 1 _S_u_m_m__e_r______________________________________________9_ Elective Math* 3 Elective Humanities/Social Science** 3 Elective General Education (suggest Public Speaking) 3 NOTE: Satisfactory assessment scores and/or prerequisites are required for some courses. _S_E_C_O__N_D_ _Y_E_A_R__ ________________________________________ _F_a_ll_ S_e_m__e_s_t_e_r ________________________________________1_3_ HIT312-E Health Informatics & Information 3 Management Systems COM712-E Business Communications 3 or ENG105-A Composition I 3 HIT120-E Pharmacology for HIT 1 HIT420-C Legal Aspects of Health Information 2 HIT451-C Allied Health Statistics 3 HIT595-C HIT Practicum B 1 _S_p_ri_n_g_ _S_e_m__e_s_te_r______________________________________1_5_ HIT290-C Reimbursement Methods 3 HIT315-C Electronic Applications for Health Care Data 2 HIT440-E Quality Management 3 HIT541-C Professional Practice Experience II 3 HIT946-C Seminar 1 _M_G_T_1_3_0_-_A______P_r_in_c_i_p_le_s_ _o_f _S_u_p_e_rv_i_s_io_n____________________3_ *You must complete MAT106-E Elementary Algebra or any math course with an A suffix. **You may select any humanities/social sciences course with an A suffix.


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