Health Information Technology, Associate of Science (AS)
|Recommended sequence of courses, offered online:|
|COMP 101||Introduction to Computer Applications||4|
|HIT 135||Basic Medical Terminology||3|
|BMS 146||Human Form And Function||3|
|HIT 101||Introduction To Health Information Management||3|
|HIT 102||Legal Aspects Of Health Care||3|
|HIT 204||Basic Pathophysiology||3|
|HIT 201||Pharmacology For Allied Health||2|
|HIT 202||International Classification of Diseases, Diagnostic Coding||2|
|HIT 203||International Classification of Diseases, Procedural Coding||3|
|HIT 210||CPT Procedural Coding||3|
|HIT 255||Medical Insurance and Reimbursement Methodologies 1||4|
|HIT 220||HIM Statistics||2|
|HIT 240||HC Quality Management||3|
|HIT 230||Alternative Delivery Systems||2|
|HIT 265||HIM Computer Applications||2|
|MGMT 101||Introduction To Management||3|
|HIT 275||HIT Practicum 2||3|
This requirement may be met by HIT 150 plus HIT 250.
With the exception of HIT 230, all HIT classes must be completed prior to enrolling in HIT 275 HIT Practicum. A background check, health check, drug screen, and/or other requirements may be mandated by the host facility. All requirements are at the student’s expense.
Note: Each required course must be completed with a minimum grade of “C”.
The Associate Degree will be awarded upon completion of both department and college requirements. These include:
- Complete all department requirements with a “C” or better or “P” in each course. Candidates for an Associate Degree are required to complete at least 20% of the department requirements through SBCC.
- Complete a general education option (Option 1: SBCC General Education and Institutional and Information Competency; Option 2: IGETC; Option 3: CSU GE Breadth). General Education options allowed for each Associate Degree program vary. Refer to http://www.sbcc.edu/apply/degrees_certificates.php for a list of General Education options for each SBCC Associate Degree program;
- Other graduation requirements as outlined on the Graduation Requirements page.
- Apply biomedical knowledge to the process of clinical code assignment.
- Analyze and communicate clinical and statistical data to improve patient care and facilitate financial planning.
- Apply and demonstrate legal, ethical, accreditation and certification standards to health information.
- Participate in planning and implementing clinical and administrative information systems in traditional and alternative healthcare settings.
- Apply departmental and organizational standards to data storage, retrieval, retention and security.
- Demonstrate the ability to work effectively as an individual and collaboratively in a group to resolve health information management challenges in a changing healthcare environment.