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  
BUS 1203 Tech Keyboarding 3
BUS 2003 Tech Business English OR higher-level composition course 3
HIT 1133 Tech Medical Terminology 3
HIT 1033 Tech Medial Coding I 3
HIT 1022 Tech Law and Ethics in Healthcare 2
NUR 1514 PN Anatomy & Physiology 4
    EXIT: Certificate of Proficiency - Healthcare Office Skills 18
    Spring Semester  
BUS 1303 Tech Computer Applications for Business OR
CIS 2223 Microcomputer Applications
3
HIT 2053 Tech Reimbursement Methodologies 3
HIT 2043 Tech Medical Coding II 3
BUS 2143 Tech Business Mathematics OR higher-level mathematics course 3
HIT 1063 Tech Medical Office Procedures 3
    Summer I Term  
    Two of the following courses:  
HIT 2083 Tech Electronic Health Records 3
HIT 2073 Tech Procedural Coding 3
HIT 2013 Tech Medical Transcription  
HIT 2023 Tech Advanced Medical Transcription  
BUS 2163 Tech Spreadsheet Applications  
    EXIT:  Technical Certificate – Health Information Technology 39

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