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Health Information Technology (Cert.)
The HIT Certificate is an AHIMA-approved coding program. The Health Information Technology (HIT) Medical Coding certificate is designed for individuals who are interested in working in the field of medical coding. Instruction includes courses in medical terminology, introduction to health information technology, CPT coding, ICD coding, computer software applications in healthcare, reimbursement methodologies, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology. During the final semester, students participate in a medical coding internship program. They intern in hospitals, physicians' offices, ambulatory care centers, and other healthcare facilities. Successful completion of the certificate prepares students to sit for the entry-level national coding certification exam CCA (Certified Coding Associate) and provides the educational coursework required for the mastery coding certification exams CCS (Certified Coding Specialist) and CCS-P (Certified Coding Specialist-Physician based).

The Comprehensive Coding Program is approved by the AHIMA Professional Certificate Approval Program (PCAP). This designation acknowledges the coding program as having been evaluated by a peer review process using a national minimum set of standards for entry-level coding professionals. This process allows academic institutions to be acknowledged as offering an AHIMA Approved Coding Certificate Program.

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Health Information Technology
Certificate Program
Hegis Code: 5213

Total Credits: 34

First Semester Credits
BIO 101 Introduction to College Biology I or
AHS 132 Anatomy and Physiology II
HIT 101 Introduction to Health Information Technology 3
HIT 151 Medical Terminology 3
HIT 156 Medical Coding CPT 3
Total Semester Credits 13
Second Semester Credits
HIT 154 Computer Software Applications in Healthcare 3
HIT 158 Reimbursement Methodologies 3
HIT 170 ICD-10-CM Diagnostic Coding 3
HIT 171 ICD-10-PCS Procedural Coding 3
HIT 175 Study of Disease for HIM Professionals 3
Total Semester Credits 15
Third Semester Credits
HIT 258 Medical Coding Internship 3
HIT 272 Advanced Medical Coding 3
Total Semester Credits 6

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