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HITT 1160 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Clinical-Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HITT 1401 Health Care Date Content and Structure, ENGL 1301 Composition I and HITT 1345 Health Care Delivery Systems concurrently.
Course Description: A method of instruction providing detailed education, training and work-based experience, and direct patient/client care, generally at a clinical site. Specific detailed learning objectives are developed for each course by the faculty. On-site clinical instruction, supervision, evaluation and placement is the responsibility of the college faculty. Clinical experiences are unpaid external learning experiences. (3 Ext.)


HITT 1161 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Clinical-Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HITT 1441, HITT 2335, HITT 2246.
Course Description: A method of instruction providing detailed education, training and work-based experience, and direct patient/client care, generally at a clinical site. Specific detailed learning objectives are developed for each course by the faculty. On-site clinical instruction, supervision, evaluation and placement is the responsibility of the college faculty. Clinical experiences are unpaid external learning experiences. Emphasis will be on ICD-9 and CPT clinical coding with related project to be completed. (6 Ext.)


HITT 1203 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Medical Terminology II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HITT 1205.
Course Description: A continuation of word origin and structure. Includes prefixes, suffixes, root words, plurals, abbreviations, and symbols, surgical procedures, medical specialties, and diagnostic procedures. (2 Lec.)


HITT 1205 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Medical Terminology I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Study of word origin and structure through the introduction of prefixes, suffixes, root words, plurals, abbreviations and symbols, surgical procedures, medical specialties and diagnostic procedures. (2 Lec.)


HITT 1249 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Pharmacology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1407, SCIT 1408, HITT 1205, and HITT 1203.
Course Description: Overview of the basic concepts of the pharmacological treatment of various diseases affecting major body systems. (2 Lec.)


HITT 1253 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HITT 1401 Health Care Date Content and Structure, HITT 1345 Health Care Delivery Systems, HITT 1160 Introductory Clinical and ENGL 1301 Composition I.
Course Description: Concepts of confidentiality, ethics, health care legislation, and regulations relating to the maintenance and use of health information. (2 Lec.)


HITT 1255 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Health Care Statistics
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HITT 1401 Health Care Date Content and Structure, HITT 1345 Health Care Delivery Systems, HITT 1160 Introductory Clinical, ENGL 1301 Composition I and MATH 1314 College Algebra.
Course Description: General principles of health care statistics with emphasis in hospital statistics. Skill development in computation and calculation of health data with overview of guidelines for Texas Department of Health Vital Statistics and studies. (2 Lec.)


HITT 1266 (2 Credit Hours) New course added May 20, 2013
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Practicum (or Field Experience)-Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (14 Ext.)


HITT 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Heath Data Content and Structure
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to systems and processes for collecting, maintaining, and disseminating primary and secondary health-related information including content of health record, documentation requirements, registries, indices, licensing, regulatory agencies, forms, and screens. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


HITT 1305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Medical Terminology I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Study of word origin and structure through the introduction of prefixes, suffixes, root words, plurals, abbreviations and symbols, surgical procedures, medical specialties, and diagnostic procedures. (3 Lec.)


HITT 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Health Information Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MDCA 1313, MDCA 1409 and admission to the Medical Assisting Program at El Centro College.
Course Description: Introduction to health IT standards, health-related data structures, software applications and enterprise architecture in health care and public health. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


HITT 1342 (3 Credit Hours) New course added May 20, 2013
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Ambulatory Coding
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Fundamentals of ambulatory coding rules, conventions, and guidelines. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


HITT 1345 (3 Credit Hours) Reinstated course added July 3, 2000
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Health Care Delivery Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to organization, financing, and delivery of health care services, accreditation, licensure and regulatory agencies. (3 Lec.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


HITT 1401 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Health Data Content and Structure
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 Composition I.
Course Description: Introduction to systems and processes for collecting, maintaining and disseminating primary and secondary health related information. Instruction in delivery and organizational structure to include content of health record, documentation requirements, registries, indices, licensing, regulatory agencies, forms and screens. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


HITT 1441 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Coding and Classification Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1407, SCIT 1408, HITT 1205, and HITT 1203.
Course Description: Application of basic coding rules, principles, guidelines and conventions. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HITT 2145 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Coding Certification Exam Review
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Review of coding competencies and skills in preparation for a coding certification exam. (1 Lec.)


HITT 2149 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

RHIT Competency Review
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Review Health Information Technology (HIT) competencies, skills, and knowledge. (1 Lec.)


HITT 2160 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Clinical-Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A method of instruction providing detailed education, training and work-based experience, and direct patient/client care, generally at a clinical site. Specific detailed learning objectives are developed for each course by the faculty. On-site clinical instruction, supervision, evaluation and placement is the responsibility of the college faculty. Clinical experiences are unpaid external learning experiences. Emphasis will be on management functions within the health care setting. Limited to the graduates only each year. (5 Ext.)


HITT 2231 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Medical Terminology - Advanced
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: This course is cross-listed as HITT 2331. The student may register for either HITT 2231 or HITT 2331 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec.)


HITT 2239 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Health Information Organization and Supervision
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Principles of organization and supervision of human, fiscal and capital resources. (2 Lec.)


HITT 2245 (2 Credit Hours) New course added May 20, 2013
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Coding Certification Exam Review
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Review of coding competencies and skills in preparation for a coding certification exam. (2 Lec.)


HITT 2246 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Medical Coding
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HITT 1441.
Course Description: ICD-9 and CPT coding rules, conventions, and guidelines in complex case studies. Investigation of government regulations and changes in health care reporting. (2 Lec.)


HITT 2260 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Clinical-Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: All HITT courses.
Course Description: A method of instruction providing detailed education, training and work-based experience, and direct patient/client care, generally at a clinical site. Specific detailed learning objectives are developed for each course by the faculty. On-site clinical instruction, supervision, evaluation and placement is the responsibility of the college faculty. Clinical experiences are unpaid external learning experiences. Course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (6 Ext.)


HITT 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Medical Terminology- Advanced
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MDCA 1313.
Course Description: The student will identify, spell, and pronounce advanced medical terms; use advanced medical terms in context; construct and analyze advanced medical terms; and use medical references as resource tools. This course is cross-listed as HITT 2231. The student may register for either HITT 2331 or HITT 2231 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)


HITT 2335 (3 Credit Hours) Reinstated course added July 3, 2000
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Development of advanced coding techniques with emphasis on case studies, health records, and federal regulations regarding perspective payment systems and methods of reimbursement. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


HITT 2340 (3 Credit Hours) New course added May 20, 2013
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Advanced Medical Billing and Reimbursement
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Skill development coding to prepare reimbursement forms in various health care settings for submission to payers. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


HITT 2343 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HITT 1401 Health Care Date Content and Structure, HITT 1345 Health Care Delivery Systems, HITT 1160 Introductory Clinical, ENGL 1301 Composition I and MATH 1314 College Algebra.
Course Description: Study of the many facets of quality standards and methodologies in the health information management environment. Topics include licensing, accreditation, compilation and presentation of data in statistical formats, quality improvement functions, quality tools, utilization management, risk management and medical staff quality issues. (3 Lec.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.