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Health Information Technology - Coding - Certificate Level 2

Available on Campus Campus Available as a Hybrid Hybrid

The Health Information Technology program trains students to perform technical health information and medical record functions in various health care facilities. These functions include: maintaining, collecting, analyzing, and coding health information. Upon completion of the coding certificate, students may sit for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam sponsored by AHIMA and the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam sponsored by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Other associations that offer national accreditation exams for which graduates of the AAS and coding certificate may sit include the American Medical Billing Association, Alliance of Claims Assistance Professional, National Electronic Billers Alliance, and the National Healthcareer Association.


Prerequisite Courses

Year 1

Semester 1
HPRS 1201 Introduction to Health Professions 2
HITT 1301 Health Data Content & Structure 3
BIOL 2301 Anatomy & Physiology I (Lecture) 3
BIOL 2101 Anatomy & Physiology I (Lab) 1
Semester 2
BIOL 2302 Anatomy & Physiology II (Lecture) 3
BIOL 2102 Anatomy & Physiology II (Lab) 1
HITT 1345 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
HITT 1253 Legal & Ethical Aspects of Health Information 2
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I 3
Semester 3
HITT 1249 Pharmacology 2
HPRS 2201 Pathophysiology 2

Year 2

Semester 1
HITT 1341 Coding & Classification Systems 3
POFI 1301 Computer Applications I 3
Semester 2
HITT 2335 Coding & Reimbursement Methodologies 3
HITT 1211 Health Information Systems 2
HITT 2166 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician (Capstone) 1
Semester 3
Total Credits 37

Capstone Statement

A capstone course is a course designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their core and concentration courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of a discipline or profession.