The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs in conjunction with the American Health Information Management Association's Council on Accreditation. Graduates of the programs are eligible to write the national certification exam for the Accredited Record Technician (ART).
Six Semester Program
One Associate of Applied Science degree and one Bachelor of Applied Technology degree are available.
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Health Information Technology (Six Semesters) A minimum of 79 credits is required for an Associate of Applied Science degree. Required Courses: HIT 100 Technical General Education 1-8 cr HIT 101 Technical General Education II 1-8 cr HIT 105 Intro. to Health Information 2 cr HIT 201 Clinical Affiliation I 2 cr HIT 202 Documentation, Storage, and Retrieval of Health Info. 4 cr HIT 203 Health Statistics and Quality Improvement 3 cr HIT 204 Management Principles for Health Info. Professionals 4 cr HIT 206 Computers in Health Information 3 cr HIT 207 Clinical Affiliation II 3 cr HO 105 Introduction to Allied Health Careers 2 cr HO 106 Medical Terminology 3 cr HO 107 Medical Law and Ethics 3 cr HO 201 ICD Coding Laboratory 2 cr HO 202 ICD-CM Coding 3 cr HO 204 Medical Transcription 4 cr HO 205 CPT Coding and Alternative Care Records 3 cr HO 206 CPT Coding Laboratory 2 cr ENGL 101 English Composition 3 cr ENGL 201 Critical Reading and Writing 3 cr BIOL 202 General Zoology 3 cr BIOS 301 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr BIOS 302 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr BIOS 305 Introduction to Pathobiology 3 cr CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 cr ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 cr PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology I 3 cr MATH 143 College Algebra 4 cr
HIT 100 Technical General Education 1-8 credits. A review of mathematical skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, percents and proportions. Written and oral communications with an emphasis on spelling and grammar.
HIT 101 Technical General Education 1-8 credits. Continuation of review of mathematical skills including elementary algebra. Written and oral communications with an emphasis on spelling and grammar.
HIT 105 Introduction To Health Information 2 credits. An introduction to Health Information Technology including the functions of a medical records department, the role and responsibilities of the profession, and the importance of the field.
HIT 201 Clinical Affiliation I 2 credits. Directed clinical practice in various health information sites under the preceptorship of a practicing professional for 4 hours per week for eight weeks. Pass/fail only. PREREQ: ALL FIRST YEAR COURSES MUST BE COMPLETED.
HIT 202 Documentation, Storage, and Retrieval of Health Information 4 credits. Theory, practice and skills in the assembly, analysis, storage, retrieval and the release of health information adhering to external and legal requirements and standards. PREREQ: HIT 105, HO 107.
HIT 203 Health Statistics and Quality Improvement 3 credits. The collection, calculation and presentation of routine health data in conjunction with the assessment, monitoring, evaluation and improvement of health care. PREREQ: MATH 143, HIT 105, HIT 201, HIT 202.
HIT 204 Management Principles for Health Information Professionals 4 credits. Theory, practice and skills in managing health information and personnel.
HIT 206 Computers in Health Information 3 credits. Health information department and health care facility systems and the computer based patient record; their functions, capabilities and external regulations. PREREQ: HIT 105, HIT 202.
HIT 207 Clinical Affiliation II 3 credits. Directed clinical practice in a health information department under the preceptorship of a practicing professional for 40 hours per week for four weeks. PREREQ: ALL COURSES MUST BE COMPLETED. Graded P/NP.
HO 105 Introduction to Allied Health Careers 2 credits. Introduction to allied health careers emphasizing the interrelationships and the team approach to health care.
HO 106 Medical Terminology 3 credits. Body systems approach to theory and application of medical terms including anatomical, pathological, surgical and diagnostic as well as appropriate abbreviations.
HO 107 Medical Law and Ethics 3 credits. Principles and application of law to health care organizations and personnel, standards of care and liability; covers tort, contract and statutory law.
HO 202 ICD-CM Coding 3 credits. Principles and application of coding for statistical and reimbursement purposes utilizing the International Classification of Diseases. PREREQ: HO 106, BIOS 101, BIOS 301, BIOS 302.
HO 201 ICD Coding Laboratory 2 credits. Practical application ICD Coding utilizing software and actual patient records. Prereq: In conjunction with HO 202.
HO 204 Medical Transcription 4 credits. Transcription of a wide variety of medical reports including History and Physicals, Discharge Summaries, Operative Reports, Consultations, Emergency Room, Obstetrics, Pathology, Autopsy, Radiology and others. PREREQ: HO 106.
HO 205 CPT Coding and Alternative Care Records 3 credits. Principles and application of coding for statistical and reimbursement purposes utilizing Physicians' Current Procedural Terminology in conjunction with documentation standards, format and content of alternative care records. PREREQ: HO 106, BIOS 101, BIOS 301, BIOS 302.
HO 206 CPT Coding Lab 2 credits. Practical application of CPT Coding utilizing software and actual patient records. Prereq: In Conjunction with HO 205.
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