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2020-2021 Catalog 
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Planner for Health Information Technology (A.A.S.)

This program has Special Admission Requirements

Official Title of Major: Health Information Technology, A.A.S.

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.


Total Credit Hours: A minimum of 65

Learn more about the Health Information Technology Degree program

Purpose: To prepare students in the efficient use of electronic health information to make the health care system more effective. Health information technicians have the ability to organize and turn data into information and knowledge including being able to determine who needs what information, when and where; how information is defined; how information accuracy and consistency is verified and how information is explained.

The AACC Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Additional Program Requirements

A grade of C or better in all Health Information Technology and general education courses is required to progress in the program.

Faculty Contact ( Dana Carcamo

Courses to improve skills and prepare for college-level classes may be needed. It is best to see an advisor as you plan your education.

Course/Advising Notes: ________________________________________________________________________

(*) Students must be admitted to the Health Information Technology major to take HIT courses.



Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
BIO 231 - Human Biology 1  OR
BIO 233 - Anatomy and Physiology 1  
BIO 101 is a prerequisite for BIO 233
4 credit hours    
CTA 100 - Computing and Information Technology  OR
CTP 103 - Theories and Applications of Digital Technology  
3 credit hours    
MDA 113 - Medical Terminology   3 credit hours     
MDA 114 - Diseases of the Human Body   3 credit hours     


Term 1

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research 1    OR
ENG 101A - Academic Writing and Research 1    
3 credit hours     
Mathematics GER  
3-4 credit hours    
BIO 232 - Human Biology 2  OR
BIO 234 - Anatomy and Physiology 2  
4 credit hours    

HIT 111 - Introduction to Health Information Technology 1  (*)

3 credit hours     
MDA 112 - Pharmacology for Health Professions  
3 credit hours     


Term 2

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 102 - Academic Writing and Research 2  
3 credit hours     
COM 111 - Fundamentals of Oral Communication   3 credit hours     
HIT 112 - Healthcare Statistics and Quality/Performance Improvement  (*)
4 credit hours     
HIT 113 - Introduction to Health Information Technology 2  (*)
2 credit hours     
HIT 217 - Introduction to ICD Coding  (*)
3 credit hours     


Term 3

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
HIT 218 - Introduction to CPT/HCPCS Coding  (*)
3 credit hours     
HIT 220 - Legal Aspects of Health Information Management  (*)
3 credit hours     
HIT 222 - Reimbursement Methodologies  (*)
3 credit hours     
Social & Behavioral Sciences GER
(must meet diversity)
3 credit hours    


Term 4

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
Wellness requirement   
3 credit hours    
HIT 221 - Advanced Coding  (*)
(first 8-weeks)
3 credit hours     
HIT 276 - Health Information Technology Practicum  (*)
(second 8-weeks)
3 credit hours     


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