2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Health Information Technology

HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AAS

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)

Brookhaven and Cedar Valley campuses only

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

Degree Plan Code: AAS.HLTH.INFOTECH.19

The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) 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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
POFI 1301 Computer Applications 1 3
MDCA 1313 Medical Terminology 3
MDCA 1409 Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Assistants 4
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
Prerequisites Total 13
Course Course Title Credit Hours
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
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
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
Semester Total 11
Course Course Title Credit Hours
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
Semester Total 10
Course Course Title Credit Hours
HUMA 1302 Introduction to Humanities 2 3
HITT 2249 RHIT Competency Review 2
HITT 2360 Clinical-Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
Semester Total 11
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.