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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 organize and manage health information data. They ensure the quality of medical records by verifying their completeness, accuracy, and proper entry into computer systems. They use various computer applications to assemble, analyze, and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries, and to maintain patients’ medical and treatment records.

The Health Information Management accreditor of Nassau Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Associates of Applied Science degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through the 2027-2028 accreditation cycle.

All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to:
CAHIIM
200 East Randolph Street
Suite 5100
Chicago, IL 60601

or by phone at 312.235.3255
or by email at   info@cahiim.org

Program Mission
The mission of the Health Information Technology program is to provide students with foundational knowledge to develop skills required for entry-level positions in the field of health information management. The students are provided a comprehensive learning experience through structured classroom lecture as well as hands-on clinical experience. The curriculum focuses on skills required for employment including health record administration, coding, revenue cycle management, quality assurance, electronic records management, and patient information privacy and security. Coursework provides knowledge and the skill-based competencies necessary for successful completion of the national health information technician and coding credentialing exams. The HIT program curriculum prepares students for employment directly upon completion of their education, as well as provides transfer paths for those who wish to continue their education at a four-year institution.

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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 101 Introduction to Health Information Technology 3
HIT 151 Medical Terminology 3
HIT 154 Computer Software Applications in Health Care 3
HIT 156 Medical Coding CPT 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 158 Reimbursement Methodologies 3
HIT 170 ICD-10-CM Diagnostic Coding 3
HIT 270 HIM Regulatory Issues in the Law 3
Total Semester Credits 16
   
Third Semester Credits
HIT 171 ICD-10-PCS Procedural Coding 3
HIT 175 Study of Disease for HIM Professionals 3
HIT 260 Quality Management and Organizational Resources in HIM 3
HIT 278 Health Information Management Internship 3
MAT 102 Introduction to Statistics 3
PED Physical Education Elective 1
Total Semester Credits 16
   
Fourth Semester Credits
English Elective (2) 3
HIT 258 Medical Coding Internship 3
HIT 272 Advanced Medical Coding 3
Humanities Elective (3) 3
PED Physical Education Elective 1
Social Science Elective (4) 3
Total Semester Credits 16
  1. Depending on placement

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    • COM 101 Interpersonal Communications
    • ENG 102 Composition II
    • ENG 103 Writing in the Sciences
    • ENG 109 The Art of Analysis / Honors English II

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    • SUNY GER Foreign Language
    • SUNY GER Humanities

  4. Choose from:
    • SUNY GER Western Civilization
    • SUNY GER Other World Civilizations
    • SUNY GER American History