Health Information Technology

The Health Information Technology program is designed to provide individuals with opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to become a medical assistant, medical office assistant, medical transcriptionist, medical insurance coder, or medical insurance technician with emphasis on the analysis of medical records.   (Note: Medical coders must take and pass the national certification examinations that are administered through various accrediting agencies.)

Several of the courses required for the Technical Certificate in Health Information Technology are also required for the Administrative Office Technology Technical Certificate.  Students who want to broaden their knowledge bases and enhance business skills may complete both technical certificates.

We offer three levels of certification in the Health Information Program

Student Learning Outcomes:

Successful completers of this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide support in health care office environments.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate pertinent information to patients, billing specialists and members of the medical team.
  • Use instruction, information, and training related to academic and technical skills required to enhance career-related skills in technology, ethics and professionalism.

Graduation Requirements (Suggested Schedule)

Dept Course
Number
Course Title Credit Hours
    Fall Semester  
CFA 1103 Tech Computer Fundamentals OR Higher-level computer class 3
HIT 1063 Tech Medical Office Procedures 3
HIT 1133 Tech Medical Terminology 3
HIT 1033 Tech Medial Coding I 3
HIT 1023 Tech Law and Ethics in Healthcare 3

HIT OR

NUR

1043

1514

Essentials of the Human Body  OR

PN Anatomy & Physiology

3
    EXIT: Certificate of Proficiency - Healthcare Office Skills 18
    Spring Semester  
COM 1203 Tech Communications OR Higher-level composition class 3
HIT 2053 Tech Reimbursement Methodologies 3
HIT 2043 Tech Medical Coding II 3
HIT 2023 Advanced Medical Terminology 3
MAT 1203 Tech Math or higher level mathematics course 3
    Summer I Term  
HIT 2003 Tech Health Information Practicum  3
One of the following courses:
HIT 2143 Tech Advanced Medical Coding 3
HIT 2013 Tech Medical Transcription 3
HIT 2083 Tech Electronic Health Records 3
BUS 2163 Tech Spreadsheet Applications 3
    EXIT:  Technical Certificate – Health Information Technology 39

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