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Technical Certificates
Associate of Applied Science
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Health Information Technology

Program Chair
Bonnie Sher
Technology and Academic Support Bldg.
(479) 508-3308
bsher@atu.edu

Instructor
Brenda Huntsinger

The Health Information Technology (HIT) program provides students with the skills and competencies in health data management, information policy, information systems, and administrative and clinical work flow critical to function in an electronic environment.

Students will learn the basic concepts and functions of the origin, use, content, and format of the health record; gain an understanding of the legal and ethical responsibilities of a health care facility; and gain an understanding of the electronic medical record and its use in the health care facility.

This program will provide students with the skills necessary to sit for the national exam for certification as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

With the nearly universal implementation of electronic medical records and communications, this program will provide increased employment opportunities in the health care records industry.

The HIM/HI Associate of Applied Science degree program in Health Information Technology is in Candidacy status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Health Information Technology

Curriculum in Allied Health Certificate of Proficiency
(9 Semester Credit Hours)

The Certificate of Proficiency in Allied Health is a course of study that provides the foundation for several programs of study within the Allied Health arena. Credits earned may be applied to the Technical Certificate and/or the Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Management, or the Associate of Applied Science degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, or Practical Nursing.

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
HIT 1113 Medical Terminology 3
HIT 1123 Human Anatomical Structure I 3
HIT 1243 Human Anatomical Structure II
(prerequisite: HIT 1123)
3
Total 9
(To receive a Certificate of Proficiency, application must be made to the Office of Student Services. Students must be currently enrolled to request a Certificate of Proficiency be awarded.)


Curriculum in Health Information Technology Technical Certificate
(36 Semester Credit Hours)

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
1st Semester
BST 1303 Introduction to Computers 3
ENGL 1013 Composition I 3
HIT 1103 Health Data Content and Structure 3
HIT 1113 Medical Terminology 3
HIT 1123 Human Anatomical Structure I 3
Total 15
2nd Semester
HIT 1203
Computers in Healthcare
(prerequisite: HIT 1103)
3
HIT 1213 Legal Aspects of Health Information 3
HIT 1233 Pharmacology
(prerequisites: HIT 1113)
3
HIT 1243 Human Anatomical Structure II
(prerequisite: HIT 1123)
3
TMAT 1203 Technical Mathematics II (or higher math) 3
Total 15
3rd Semester
HIT 2103 Disease Processes
(prerequisites: HIT 1113)
3
HIT 2113 Medical Transcription
(prerequisites: BST 1303, HIT 1113, HIT 1123, and HIT 1243)
3
Total 6

Curriculum in Health Information Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree in Allied Health
(60 Semester Credit Hours)

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
1st Semester
BST 1303 Introduction to Computers 3
ENGL 1013 Composition I 3
HIT 1103 Health Data Content and Structure 3
HIT 1113 Medical Terminology 3
HIT 1123 Human Anatomical Structure I 3
Total 15
2nd Semester
HIT 1203 Computers in Healthcare
(prerequisite: HIT 1103)
3
HIT 1213 Legal Aspects of Health Information 3
HIT 1233 Pharmacology
(prerequisites: HIT 1113)
3
HIT 1243
Human Anatomical Structure II
(prerequisite: HIT 1123)
3
TMAT 1203 Technical Mathematics II (or higher math) 3
Total 15
3rd Semester
HIT 2103 Disease Processes
(prerequisites: HIT 1113)
3
HIT 2113 Medical Transcription
(prerequisites: BST 1303, HIT 1113, HIT 1123, and HIT 1243)
3
Total 6
4th Semester
3 hours Any Social Science 3
HIT 2213 Healthcare Delivery Systems
(prerequisite: HIT 1103)
3
HIT 2243 Diagnostic (ICD-10) Coding
(prerequisite: HIT 1123 and HIT 1243)
3
HIT 2233 Health Care Statistics
(prerequisite: HIT 1103)
3
Total 12
5th Semester
ENGL 1023 Composition II 3
HIT 2303 Healthcare Management and Reimbursement Methods
(prerequisite: HIT 1103)
3
HIT 2323 Procedural (CPT) Coding
(prerequisite: HIT 1123 and HIT 1243)
3
INT 2903 Internship 3
  Total 12