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Health Information Technology

Curriculum

Semester 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 2
HIT 114 Foundations in Health Information Technology 3
Total Credit Hours 14
Semester II (Spring)
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BIO 320 Pathophysiology 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
HCA 105 Productivity Applications for Healthcare Professionals 3
HIT 110 Introduction to Pharmacology 2
HIT 126 Clinical Coding/Classification Systems I 3
Total Credit Hours 14
Semester III (Summer)
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
HIT 150 Professional Practice Lab 1
HIT 234 Clinical Coding/Classification Systems II 3
Social Science Elective* 3
Total Credit Hours 7
Semester IV (Fall)
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
HCA 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 140 Introduction to Statistics 3
Total Credit Hours 15
Semester 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 301 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.