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Health Information Technology (A.A.S.)
The AAS degree in HIT is designed to prepare students, through coursework and internships, for employment as health information technologists. Health Information technologists ensure the quality of medical records by verifying their completeness, accuracy, and proper entry into computer systems. They may also use computer applications to assemble and analyze patient data for the purpose of improving patient records or controlling costs or may specialize in coding diagnosis and procedures in patient records for reimbursement and research.

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Health Information Technology
A.A.S. Program
Hegis Code: 5213

Total Credits: 64

First Semester Credits
AHS 131 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
HIT 151 Medical Terminology 3
HIT 154 Computer Software Applications in Health Care 3
HIT 156 Medical Coding CPT 3
HIT 250 Health Care Data Structure and Delivery Systems 3
Total Semester Credits 16
   
Second Semester Credits
AHS 132 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
ENG 101 Composition I 3
HIT 157 Medical Coding ICD 3
HIT 158 Reimbursement Methodologies 3
HIT 260 Quality Management and Organizational Resources in HIM 3
Total Semester Credits 16
   
Third Semester Credits
BIO 131 Pathophysiology 3
HIT 258 Medical Coding Work Study 3
HIT 270 HIM Regulatory Issues in the Law 3
HUM Humanities Elective** 3
SBS Social Science Elective* 3
Total Semester Credits 15
   
Fourth Semester Credits
AHS 103 Fundamentals of Pharmacology 3
Elective*** 3
HIT 278 Health Information Management Internship 3
MAT Math Elective 3
PED Physical Elective 2
SBS Social Science Elective 3
Total Semester Credits 17
   

* Choice of Western Civilization, Other World Civilizations, American History

** Fine and Performing Arts

*** Choose from:
ENG 102 Composition II or
COM 101 Interpersonal Communications

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