College Catalog

Health Information Technology AASTS

This program prepares a student for a career in health information management.  An individual with this degree typically has responsibilities
that include: maintaining, compiling, analyzing and evaluating health data, controlling the use and release of health information, and supervising staff. Employment opportunities exist in hospitals, outpatient and ambulatory care facilities, physicians' offices, nursing homes and other long term care facilities, health insurance groups and companies as well as local, state and federal health agencies. The curriculum combines didactic courses on campus with clinical experience in selected health care facilities.

 

REQUIRED COURSES

Health Information Technology

Total Degree Hours: 67

First Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

HLIT 101

Intro. Health Information Systems

3

COSC 101

Microsoft Office Applications

3

ENGL 101

Composition

3

BIOL 105

Intro Human Anatomy & Physiology

3

BIOL 106

Intro Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab

1

MAST 105

Medical Terminology

3

Total Semester Hours

16

 

Second Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

ENGL 102

Research

3

 

Or

 

ENGL 103

Technical Writing

3

MATH 102

Intermediate Algebra (or higher)

3

HLIT 112

Pharmacology for HLIT

3

MGMT 110

Principles of Management

3

HLIT 103

Legal Aspects of Health Information Technology

3

Total Semester Hours

18

 

Third Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

HLTH 209

Pathophysiology for HLIT

 

BICO 101

ICD-9-CM Coding

3

BICO 103

HCPCS Coding

3

SPCH 208

Fundamentals of Speech

3

MATH 210

Elementary Statistics

3

HLIT 203

Introduction to Electronic Health Records

3

 

Total Semester Hours

18

 

Fourth Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

BICO 102

Medical Insurance and Billing

3

PSYC 103

General Psychology

 

BUSN 255

Microsoft Access

3

HLIT 220

Health Care Statistics, Quality Improvement

3

HLIT 210

Externship/ Practicum

3

Total Semester Hours

15

Evaluation Sheet

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

 

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Accreditation Presentations

Makeup sessions have been scheduled for the three Accreditation Self-Study presentations that were cancelled. They will be Monday, Oct. 13, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Advanced Technology Center; Monday, Oct. 13, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Raleigh County Campus; and Friday, Oct. 17, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Nicholas County Campus.