Health Information Technology, Associate of Science (AS)
Associate Degree Graduation Requirements
Complete all of the following:
- All Department Requirements listed below with a “C” or better or “P” in each course (at least 20% of the department requirements must be completed through SBCC).
- One of the following three General Education options:
- A total of 60 degree-applicable units (SBCC courses numbered 100 and higher).
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all units attempted at SBCC.
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all college units attempted.
- A total of 15 units through SBCC.
|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||3|
|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.
- 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.
Make an appointment with your SBCC academic counselor through Starfish to create a Student Education Plan that reflects a recommended course sequence for this program that is tailored to your individual needs.