Health Information Technology | Mercy College

Health Information Technology

Curriculum

I (Fall)
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BIO 105 Human Structure and Function 5
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
HIT 104 Introduction to Medical Coding Systems 1
HIT 105 Medical Terminology 3
HIT 114 Foundations in Health Information Technology 3
Total Credit Hours 15
II (Spring)
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BIO 290 Pathophysiology 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
HCA 105 Productivity Applications for Healthcare Professionals 3
HIT 110 Pharmacology for Health Information Technology 2
HIT 126 Clinical Coding/Classification Systems I 3
Total Credit Hours 14
III (Summer)
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
HIT 150 Professional Practice Lab 1
HIT 205 Data Management and Applications 2
HIT 234 Clinical Coding/Classification Systems II 3
Social Science Elective* 3
Total Credit Hours 9
IV (Fall)
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
HCA 216/316 Healthcare Information Systems 3
HIT 142 Legal Aspects in Health Information 3
HIT 220 Health Information in Ancillary Care Facilities 3
HIT 243 Clinical Quality Management 3
MTH 100 Algebra 3
Total Credit Hours 15
V (Spring)
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
HIT 238 Healthcare Registries and Statistics 3
HIT 244 Healthcare Data in Reimbursement 3
HIT 248 Health Information Management and Leadership 3
HIT 250** Professional Practice Experience and HIT Seminar 3
REL 290 Medical Ethics 3
Total Credit Hours 15

* One social science elective required for graduation.

**PPE is not online. However, students may have the opportunity to attend their Professional Practice Experience (PPE) locally or at one of the College’s established PPE sites. Contact the Program Chair for more information on the PPE requirements.