Students in Health Information Technology (HIT), will receive the guidance of a talented, caring faculty dedicated to producing competent health care professionals. Training includes courses in general education, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, medical terminology, pharmacology, legal aspects of health care, health care statistics, health information technology, and practical experience in approved health care facilities.
The HIT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Contact information: CAHIIM c/o AHIMA, 233 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150 , Chicago , Illinois , 60601-5800 , (312) 233-1131, www.cahiim.org.
After successfully completing the two-year HIT program, graduates are eligible to write the national exam leading to accreditation as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).
Effective Fall 2013 a 2.5 cumulative overall grade point average must be achieved. All grades in the Health Information classes must maintain a 2.5 grade point average as well. All grades in biology courses must be C or better and must be no more than 5 years old at the time of graduation from the program. Students need to have successfully completed Beginning Algebra before taking Health Care Statistics by either placing into Intermediate Algebra on the Academic Skills Assessment or earn a grade of "C" or above in Beginning Algebra.
The Academic Skills Assessment is required before enrolling in math or English courses. If you place into lower level courses than those that are required for the degree, then you must first take those courses before beginning the above curriculum. A student who already has taken college Math or English courses or has taken the assessment tests at another college within the past two years may be able to waive the assessment. If minimum assessment test scores are not met, students will be required to complete ENG 096 and MAT 096 prior to admission and strongly urged to complete MAT 098, beginning algebra prior to admission. MAT 098 must be completed prior to the last semester of the program. Contact the Student Development office for more information.
You must demonstrate acceptable health status and pass drug and background checks in order to participate in directed practicums.
The ACT Test must be taken within the last five years at time of admission to the program. A composite score of 18 or greater must be achieved effective Fall 2013. This requirement may be waived if the student has an Associate or Bachelor's degree.
|General Education Requirements||26|
|BIO 240/243||Anatomy & Physiology I*||4|
|ENG 101||English Composition I||3|
|PSY 101||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|BIO 241/244||Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|SOC 101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|SPE 101||Oral Communication||3|
|BAS/CPT 103||Microcomputer Applications||3|
|Required Courses for HIT||37|
|HIT 110||Medical Terminology I||3|
|HIT 115||Pharmacology & Diagnostic Procedures||3|
|HIT 120/121||Health Care Data & Lab||3|
|HIT 125/126||Health Care Technology & Lab||3|
|HIT 128||Electronic Health Records||1|
|HIT 150||Directed Practicum I||1|
|HIT 200||Directed Practicum II||3|
|HIT 220/221||Nosology & Lab||3|
|HIT 238||Health Care Legal, & Ethical Issues||3|
|HIT 241||Health Care Statistics +||2|
|HIT 243||Quality Management & Performance Improvement||3|
|HIT 250||Directed Practicum III||3|
|HIT 260||Health Information Management Seminar||2|
|HIT 270/271||CPT Coding & Lab||2|
|HIT 280||Healthcare Billing and Reimbursement Issues||2|
|Other Required Courses||6|
|ENG 102 OR||English Composition II OR||3|
|Any HIS** OR||3|
|Total Required Hours||69|
1. *Prerequisite: High School biology or equivalent coursework within the last five years.
2. **Choose one of the following: HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 115, POL 101, POL 102.
3. +Students must assess into MAT 121 or have earned a C or higher in MAT 098.
To begin Health Information Technology courses, student must be ready to take ENG 101, MAT 098, and BAS/CPT 103, if they have not already been taken.
For more information, call 636-922-8241.
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Hours may vary during summer – please call to confirm.
Center for Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, Suite 102