Course Requirements

Course Requirements


Health Information Technology

Course Requirements
This program is designed to provide students with the skills and expertise to obtain entry-level positions as Health Information Technicians in a variety of settings. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIM). Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the National Accreditation Examination. This program is an occupational program typically not designed to transfer, however, this program has been articulated to some senior institutions. Please contact a counselor for specific details. All courses must be “C” or better.
 

REQUIRED COURSES HOURS
First Semester
BIOL 136 Anatomy and Physiology I
4
BOFF 140 Medical Terminology
3
HITT 101 Introduction to Health Information Management
4
CBUS 150 Business Computer Systems
3
HITT 205 Legal Aspects of HIM and Ethics 2
Total
16
Second Semester
HITT 110 Coding in Ambulatory Care Settings
4
BIOL 137 Anatomy and Physiology II
4
HITT 245 Current Trends in Health Information Technology
3
HITT 115 Patho-Physiology and Pharmacology
4
Total
15
Summer Session
HITT 125 Clinical Practicum I*
2
ENGL 101, SPCH 101, SOCY 100
3
Total
5
Third Semester
HITT 106 ICD Coding
4
HITT 255 Alternative Healthcare Settings Insurance Procedures
3
HITT 275 Health Information, Analytics and Data Use
3
ENGL 101, SPCH 101, SOCY 100
3
Total
13
Fourth Semester
HITT 235 Advanced Coding
3
HITT 240 Supervision for Health Information Technologists
3
HITT 260 Quality Assurance and Healthcare Statistics
3
HITT 250 Clinical Practicum III Supervision
2
ENGL 101, SPCH 101, SOCY 100
3
Total
14
Total Program Hours
63

*HITT 125 & 250 may be taken in other semesters based on facility availability.
Enrollment in developmental classes may increase the length of time it takes to complete an associate degree.

To learn more about the opportunities that await you in Health Information Technology contact:

Marcie Wright, RHIA, CCS Director of Health Information Technology
Danville Area Community College
Phone: 217.443.8574

 

 

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