Course Requirements

Course Requirements


Health Information Technology Associate Degree

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 (CAHIIM). 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 completed with a “C” or better.
 

REQUIRED COURSES HOURS
Fall Semester
BIOL 136 Anatomy and Physiology I *Must be completed prior to entrance into program
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
Spring 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 125 Clinical Practicum I * 2
HITT 255 Alternative Healthcare Settings Insurance Procedures
3
Total
16
Fall Semester
HITT 106 ICD Coding
4
HITT 115 Patho-Physiology and Pharmacology
4
HITT 275 Health Information, Analytics and Data Use
3
ENGL 101 Rhetoric and Composition
3
MATH 115 Survey of Statistics 3
Total
17
Spring 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
SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology
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 associate degree. Purchase 18 month access to VLAB when taking HITT 125 for use in HITT 106 & HITT 235.

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

Kelly Johnson Director of Health Information Technology
Danville Area Community College
Phone: 217.554.1678

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