Health Information Technology

This program is designed to prepare students for a position as a Health Information Technician. Health Information Technicians perform computer and manual technical and organizational activities with medical records/health information including collecting, analyzing, integrating, protecting, securing and managing health care information work in various health care settings. HIT differs from Medical Office Administration in that HIT deals with cumulative data analysis while Medical Office Administration deals with the information of one patient at a time. Due to the breadth of this multidisciplinary program, it is required by the industry, and American Health Information Management Association accreditation, a higher number of units is required for this program than for a standard AS degree. Students must complete all required courses for a minimum of 42 units. Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program students will analyze and communicate clinical and statistical data to improve patient care and facilitate financial planning. Apply and demonstrate knowledge of legal, ethical, accreditation and certification standards as they relate to health information. Participate in planning and implementing clinical and administrative information systems in traditional and alternative healthcare settings. Apply federal and state mandates that regulate standards for data storage, retrieval, retention and security procedures specific to the health information management field. 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
 
PREREQUISITE COURSES REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE UNITS
  MOA 180
Electronic Health/Medical Records 
 3

MOA 182
Medical Terminology    3
MOA 180  HIT 182
Legal Aspects of Health Care and Ethics 
MOA 180
HIT 184
Health Care Delivery Systems
2
MOA 180  HIT 186
Health Care Quality Management 

 
HIT 190
Computer Basics for Electronic Health Records (EHR) 

MOA 180 
HIT 193
Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding 
 3
MOA 180 
HIT 194 International Classification of Diseases (ICD) Clinical Modifications (CM) Version 10
MOA 180  HIT 195
Internal Classification of Diseases: Procedure Classification System
 3
MOA 180
HIT 196
Medical Insurance and Reimbursement
 4
MOA 182
HIT 197
Disease Processes
 3
MOA 180
HIT 198
Health Care Data Reporting
3
   BIOL 114
Human Form and Function
 3
   BUSAD 50
Business Internship
 3
  TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 42
NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET.  SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
August 2018 GCC Catalog 2018-2019
Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records. For previous years requirements please see the catalog from that year.