Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
60 Hours

Major

45 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
HIT 1010
Healthcare Delivery Systems
3

Provides an in-depth study of the health information management profession, opportunities and career options in health information, health care delivery systems, health care reimbursement overview, and accreditation and certification applicable to health records, including paper/hybrid/EHR formats; storage. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 1010, SCI 1210

HIT 1110
Health Data Content and Structure
3

Provides an in-depth study of origin, use, content and structure of health records, including paper/hybrid/EHR formats; storage and retrieval systems; numbering and filing systems; documentation requirements; forms and screens designs and content; use and structure of healthcare data and data sets; and how these components relate to primary and secondary record systems. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
HIT 1010

HIT 1310
Legal and Ethical Issues
3

Provides an in-depth study of current legal and ethical issues applicable to health information, including HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. Must complete with a B- or better.

HIT 2010
Healthcare Data Analytics and Statistics
3

Provides an in-depth study of health statistics (sources, definitions, collection, reporting, presentation, and analysis of data using relevant tools, i.e. Excel). Special projects, policies, and procedures will be used to enhance the student's ability to analyze healthcare data. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
HIT 1110

HIT 2110
Coding I ICD
3

Emphasizes basic coding guidelines and conventions of ICD-10-CM/PCS. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
HIT 1110, HSC 1250, HSC 2610, SCI 1210

HIT 2120
Coding II ICD
3

Application of advanced ICD-10-CM/PCS coding guidelines and conventions. Projects will include the hands-on coding of actual medical records and computerized coding systems. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
HIT 2110

HIT 2130
Coding III CPT
3

Emphasizes basic coding guidelines and conventions of CPT/HCPCS. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
HIT 2110

HIT 2210
Clinical Quality Management
3

Introduces the principles of quality assessment and risk management processes, while providing a framework for analyzing data. Students will be introduced to federal, state, local, and accrediting agency requirements. Students will participate in simulated quality assessment activities. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
HIT 1110

HIT 2310
Health Information Management
1

Introduces students to the fundamentals of health information governance for use in strategic planning. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
HIT 2010

HIT 2350
Reimbursement Methodologies
1

Examines the use of coded data and health information in reimbursement and payment systems appropriate to all healthcare settings. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
HIT 2010, HIT 2110

HIT 2410
Organization and Leadership
3

Introduces the principles of organization to develop effective skills in management, leadership, motivation, and team-building techniques. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
HIT 1110

HIT 2510
Health Information Technology Professional Practice Experience
2

Provides students with a 120-hour, supervised, learning experience in a healthcare facility. Through this unpaid capstone work experience, students will perform health information functions, procedures, and interact with professionals in the healthcare field. Students must achieve 80% or better in all coursework and 80% or better on all evaluations to receive credit for this course.

HIT 2910
RHIT Review
2

Provides students with a review of all content areas in preparation for the AHIMA National Certification Examination. This is the curriculum capstone course. Must complete with a B- or better.

HSC 1010
Introduction to Health Professions
2

Provides students with a foundation for college success, as well as the exploration of various health professions and tools for career planning. Emphasizes concepts of professionalism, health care ethics and confidentiality as well as an introduction to electronic health records (EHR) and relevant medical terminology.

HSC 1210
Anatomy and Physiology I
3

Focuses on the essential study of the body and associated terminology with a view toward the structure and function of the body parts, organs, and systems and their relationship to the whole body. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

HSC 1211
Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
1

Accompanies the course with the same number. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

HSC 1250
Introduction to Disease
3

Introduces students to the fundamental aspects of the study of diseases. Emphasis will be on the definition, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of specific diseases. This course will concentrate on clinical abstracting from the medical record.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 1210

HSC 2610
Basic Pharmacology
3

Provides a theoretical foundation for the fundamental principles and concepts of pharmacotherapeutics and classification of drugs. A grade of B- or better must be maintained to satisfactorily complete this course.

General Education

15 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
ENG 1010
College Composition I
3

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

ENG 1020
College Composition II
3

Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1010

MTH 1050
Quantitative Reasoning I
3

Solves contemporary, real-world problems by mathematical reasoning utilizing concepts from algebra, finance, and statistics. Key topics include personal finance, mathematical models, functions and relations, dimensional analysis, statistical reasoning, and Euclidean geometry. This class focuses on quantitative literacy and the application of the above concepts in a variety of professional disciplines. The combination of MTH 1050 and MTH 1060 satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning Pathway. The combination of MTH 1050 Quantitative Reasoning I or MTH 1110 College Algebra I with MTH 2750 Statistical Methods satisfies the Statistics Pathway.

SPK 2010
Oral Communication
3

Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using organization, research, and technology to deliver effective oral presentation.

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