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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 technicians. Health Information technicians 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 100 Enhanced Composition I or
ENG 101 Composition I or
ENG 108 The Craft of Composition / Honors English I (1)
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 Internship 3
HIT 270 HIM Regulatory Issues in the Law 3
HUM Humanities Elective (2) 3
SBS Social Science Elective (3) 3
Total Semester Credits 15
   
Fourth Semester Credits
AHS 103 Fundamentals of Pharmacology 3
Elective (4) 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

1. Depending on placement.

2. Fine and Performing Arts.

3. Choice of:
    - SUNY GER Western Civilization,
    - SUNY GER Other World Civilizations, or
    - SUNY GER American History.

4. Choose from:
    - COM 101 Interpersonal Communications,
    - ENG 102 Composition II, or
    - ENG 109 The Art of Analysis / Honors English II.

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