Associate of Sciences in Health Information Technology
(71 credits)

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The Associate of Science degree in Health Information Technology (HIT) is designed to prepare students to maintain patient records and health patient records and health information data in every health care setting including acute care, long-term, ambulatory care, insurance and federal agencies. After successful completion of the HIT Associate program, the graduate is eligible to take the national RHIT certification examination through AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association). Upon successfully passing the RHIT examination through AHIMA, the graduate is certified through AHIMA as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Note: HIT Associates students are eligible to take the RHIT examination in the final semester of their Associate coursework, as long as in good academic standing. Consult with your advisor for current transferability information.

Students do not need special permission to be admitted to the HIT program. Students need a 2.75 GPA and a "C" or better in all HCHT courses. For further advisementcontact Roseanna McGinn MBA-HCA, RHIT and Michelle Lee


Communications (6):

ENGL 1110Composition I3cr
ENGL 1120
   COMM 2120
Composition II OR
   Interpersonal Communication

Arts and Design/Humanities (3):

For required courses, refer to the General Education Curriculum3cr

Social and Behavioral Science (6):

For required courses, refer to the General Education Curriculum6cr

Mathematics/Physical and Natural Science (7):

MATH 1350
   MATH 1220
Introduction to Statistics OR
   College Algebra
Choose from BIOL 1140/1140L, 1310/1310L, 2210/2210L OR HCHS 113*4cr

Physical Education/Health (2)

Choose from any Health or Physical Education Course2cr

Health Sciences (6):

HCHS 111Medical Terminology3cr
HCHS 115Pharmacology for Health Occupations3cr

Business Technology (3):

BCIS 1110Intro to Information Systems3cr


HCHT 121Health Information Technology I4cr
HCHT 211Basic ICD / CPT Coding4cr
HCHT 213Principles of Disease4cr
HCHT 215Advanced OP Coding2cr
HCHT 219Advanced IP Coding3cr
HCHT 221Medical-Legal & Quality Management4cr
HCHT 222Health Information Technology II4cr
HCHT 231Computer Application & Statistics4cr
HCHT 232Reimbursement Methodologies3cr
HCHT 233Professional Practice Experience6cr