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Degree Plans - Health Information Management - Health Information Management AAS (Archived)

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(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

MVC-Deactivated June 1, 2010.

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.HLTH.MANG.06

Medical Records Technicians are responsible for maintaining components of health information systems consistent with the medical, administrative, ethical, legal, accreditation, and regulatory requirements of the health care delivery system. Medical Records Technicians possess the technical knowledge and skills necessary to process, maintain, compile and report health information data for reimbursement, facility planning, marketing, risk management, utilization management, quality assessment and research; abstract and code clinical data using appropriate classification systems; and analyze health records according to standards. The medical record technician may be responsible for functional supervision of the various components of the health information system. The Health Information Management Program allows students the opportunity to bridge the gap between theory and practice as information managers in a health care environment. This degree program provides a number of external learning experiences and culminates with a capstone experience.



ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
COSC 1300 Computer Literacy OR 3
HIGHER (3-4)
HITT 1205 Medical Terminology I 2
SCIT 1407 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I OR 4
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
+Elective Mathematics and Natural Science 3-5


SCIT 1408 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II OR 4
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
HITT 1203 Medical Terminology II 2
MDCA 1302 Human Disease/Pathophysiology 3
HITT 1441 Coding and Classification Systems 4
HITT 1401 Health Data Content and Structure 4


SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
HITT 1249 Pharmacology 2
HITT 1160 Clinical - Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 1
HITT 1255 Health Care Statistics 2
HITT 1345 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
+++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3


HITT 2335 Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies 3
HITT 1253 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information 2
HITT 1311 Computers in Health Care 3
HITT 2239 Health Information Organization and Supervision 2


HITT 2260 Clinical-Health Information Management/Medical Records Technology/Technician 2
HITT 2149 RHIT Competency Review 1
Minimum Hours Required 62-65

+Elective - must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Mathematics and Natural Science.

++Elective - must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Humanities/Fine Arts.

+++Elective - must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Social/Behavioral Science.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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