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Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.
(Associate of Applied Sciences Degree)
- 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.INFOTECH.19
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Health Information Technology (HIT) program is a 60-credit hour curriculum that prepares students to identify and use a variety of informational resources and technologies to effectively perform entry-level skills in health information positions. The program provides basic training in computers, health information content and management, quality improvement, coding and reimbursement, legal aspects of health information, and management of health care delivery systems.
|POFI 1301||Computer Applications I||3|
|MDCA 1313||Medical Terminology||3|
|MDCA 1409||Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Assistants||4|
|ENGL 1301||Composition I||3|
|HITT 1301||Health Data Content and Structure||3|
|HITT 1311||Health Information Systems||3|
|HITT 2371||Pathophysiology and Pharmacology||3|
|HITT 1341||Coding and Classification Systems||3|
|SPCH 1311||Introduction to Speech Communication||3|
|HITT 1345||Health Care Delivery Systems||3|
|HITT 1253||Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information||2|
|HITT 1342||Ambulatory Coding||3|
|MATH 1342||Elementary Statistical Methods||3|
|HITT 2246||Advanced Medical Coding||2|
|HITT 2239||Health Information Organization and Supervision||2|
|HITT 2335||Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies||3|
|HITT 2343||Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement||3|
|HUMA 1302||Introduction to Humanities II||3|
|HITT 2249||RHIT Competency Review||2|
|HITT 2360||Clinical-Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician||3|
|PSYC 2301||General Psychology||3|
|Minimum Hours Required||60|
NOTE: Students planning on transferring to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor's degree should consult an advisor and the transfer University.