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Health Information Technology

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Health Sciences
Mequon Campus
Program Code: 10-530-1


For Information:
262-238-2300

Overview — Using the latest technology, health information technicians contribute to the quality of care by collecting, analyzing and reporting healthcare data. This requires knowledge of diseases, treatments, computer systems and organizational skills. Health information technicians are specialists in great demand; the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics cites health information technology as one of the fastest growing occupational areas in the nation.


Added Career Value — You can earn a Medical Coding Specialist diploma on your way to completing this associate degree. Courses marked with a  ^  symbol in the course list at right count toward the Medical Coding Specialist diploma program. See your program advisor for details.

 

Career Outlook — Upon graduation, you will be prepared for a variety of activities involving preparation of medical records for emergency departments, ambulatory surgery centers, physicians' offices and medical clinics. You also will be introduced to the role of Health Information Manager who is responsible for planning, organizing, controlling, coordinating and following up on all activities in the health information management department.

 

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers expect graduates to:

• Manage health data

• Apply coding and reimbursement systems

• Model professional behavior and ethics

• Maintain electronic applications to manage health information

• Apply organizational management techniques

 

Preparation for Admission — This program admits students through a petition selection process. 
Learn more about the petition process

The following are also required for admission:

• A high school diploma or GED

• One year of high school-level chemistry

• Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

 

Possible Careers:
Health Information Technician
Healthcare Office Manager


Related Programs:
Healthcare Services Management
Medical Administrative Specialist
Medical Coding Specialist


Start Date: August

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

Curriculum effective 2013-14

TECHNICAL STUDIES

Credits


( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students



(1)


HEALTH-101

Medical Terminology ^

3

 

(1)


HIT-181

Introduction to the Health Record ‡ ^

1

 

(1)


HIT-182

Human Diseases for Health Professions ‡ ^

3

 

(1)


HIT-197

ICD Diagnosis Coding ^

3

 

(1)


HIT-199

ICD Procedure Coding ^

2

 

(2)


HEALTH-107

Introduction to Computing for Healthcare ^

2

 

(2)


HIT-176

 Healthcare Data Management ‡ ^

2

 

(2)


HIT-184

 CPT Coding ‡ ^

3

 

(2)


HIT-185

 Healthcare Reimbursement ‡ ^

2

 

(2)


HIT-195

 Applied Coding ‡ ^

2

 

(3)


HIT-178

 Healthcare Law and Ethics ‡

2

 

(3)


HIT-160

 Healthcare Informatics ‡

4

 

(3)   HIT-177  Healthcare Stats and Research ‡      2

  

(3)   HIT-196  Professional Practice 1 ‡      3

 

(4)   HEALTH-104  Healthcare Customer Service      2

  

(4)

HIT-161  Health Quality Management ‡      3

  

(4)   HIT-194  HIM Organizational Resources ‡      2

  

(4)   HIT-198  Professional Practice 2 ‡      3

 

GENERAL STUDIES





NATSCI-177

General Anatomy and Physiology ^

4





ENG-151 and


Communication Skills 1 ‡


3




ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3





OR ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course






NATSCI-172


Basic Nutritional Science


3




 

PSYCH-188

 

 Developmental Psychology

 

3




 

SOCSCI-172

 

 Introduction to Diversity Studies

 

3





SOCSCI-197


Contemporary American Society


3


   

TOTAL CREDITS: 66


^ Counts toward the Medical Coding Specialist diploma program.
‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.
NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with the GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

For course descriptions, times and locations of classes, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated July 2013.