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Health Information Technology

Associate in Applied Science
61 Semester Credit Hours; Curriculum: 0285

General Education Requirements:

Credit Hours

Area A — 

Communications

 

 

EGL 101

3

 

One course from EGL 102, EGL 111, EGL 212, SPE 103
(EGL 111 Recommended)

3

Area B — 

Mathematics

0

 

(No course needed)

 

Area C — 

Science

8

 

BIO 231 and BIO 232

 

Area D — 

Social and Behavioral Sciences

3

 

One course from a social or behavioral science discipline

 

Area E — 

Humanities/Fine Arts

3

 

One course from a humanities or fine arts discipline

 

Area F — 

Contemporary Global Studies*

0-3

 

One course that satisfies Contemporary Global Studies requirement

 

Total General Education Requirements:

20

   

Major Requirements:

Credit Hours

HIT 104 Medical Terminology

3

HIT 105 Pharmacology for Health Record Documentation

1

HIT 108 International Classification of Disease (ICD)

3

HIT 120 Evaluation and Management Coding in CPT

1

HIT 121 Fundamentals of Health Information Management

3

HIT 126 Healthcare Classification Systems and Registries

2

HIT 170 CPT Coding

2

HIT 194 Health Informatics for Healthcare Professions

3

HIT 201 Fundamentals of Medical Science

3

HIT 221 Quality Improvement and Assessment in Healthcare

3

HIT 222 Supervisory and Legal Aspects

3

HIT 251 Health Information Technology Practice 1

3

HIT 252 Health Information Technology Practice 2

3

HIT 260 Reimbursement Issues

3

 

Select three credits from the following:


3

CAB 130 Presentation Software Using PowerPoint

2

CAB 135 Electronic Spreadsheeting Using Excel

2

CAB 140 Database Applications Using Access

3

HIT 111 ICD-10-CM Coding for the Physician Office

2

HIT 112 Anatomy and Physiology for ICD-10-CM

3

HIT 115 Insurance Procedures for the Medical Office: Medicare

1

HIT 116 Insurance Procedures for the Medical Office: Non-Medicare

1

PHL 180 Medical Ethics

3


Total Major Requirements:


39


Electives:

 

Select electives as necessary to complete the 61-credit-hour required total.

 

Total Electives:

0-2


Total Semester Credit Hours for Associate in Applied Science Degree:

61



*Students may take a Contemporary Global Studies course that satisfies both Area F and another Area requirement.

 

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IMPORTANT DATES


January 12
Faculty return for spring 2015 semester.

January 16
Winterim classes end.

January 19
Martin Luther King holiday, College closed.

January 20
Spring 2015 semester classes begin.

January 21
Winterim faculty grading due.

January 26
Last day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and chargebacks/joint agreements.

February 15
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

February 16
Presidents Day holiday, College closed.

February 17
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

March 1
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

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