Health Information Technology - AAS Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM - Full-time

This program is offered as an internet-based program only

First

BIOL

1114

Human A&P I

4

COMP

1503

Freshman Composition

3

MEDR

1132

Essentials of Pharmacology

2

MEDR

1133

Medical Terminology

3

MEDR

1114

Intro. to Health Info. Mgt.

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

Second

BIOL

2214

Human A&P II

4

BIOL

4403

Pathophysiology

3

MEDR

1223

Health Data Management

3

MEDR

1244

CPT & HCPCS Level II Coding

4

MEDR

1234

ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM & ICD-10-PCS Coding

4

 

 

 

18

Third

MEDR

3114

Electronic Health Record

4

MEDR

3414

Quality Management and Legal Aspects of HIM

4

SOCI

1163

General Sociology

3

 

 

OR

 

PSYC

1013

General Psychology

3

LITR

2603

Introduction to Literature

3

 

 

OR

 

LITR

2343

Children's Literature

3

 

 

OR

 

SPAN

1203

Spanish I

3

SPCH

1083

Effective Speaking

3

HPED

1111

Health & Wellness

1

 

 

 

18

Fourth

HIST

2153

American History II

3

 

 

OR

 

MATH

1033

College Algebra

3

MEDR

4514

Alternate Care HIM

4

MEDR

3214

Insurance & Reimbursement Processing

4

BUAD

3153

Fundamentals of Mgt.

3

 

 

 

14

Summer Program

MEDR

4312

Intro. to HIM PPE

2

MEDR

4322

Coding PPE

2

MEDR

4111

Health Information Technology Seminar

1

 

 

 

5

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

HIT students are required to earn a grade of at least a "C" or better in each BIOL and MEDR prefix courses prior to placement in the PPEs. Students must also earn a grade of at least "C" in all BIOL, MEDR, COMP 1503, and BUAD 3153 courses to graduate from the HIT program.

Should a student fail MEDR or BIOL courses a second time: They may re-take MEDR and/or BIOL courses as a continuing education student. Then, upon successful completion with a "C" or better, students can apply for readmission to the HIT program. Or, students may re-take the BIOL/MEDR equivalent courses on-campus at Alfred State or at another college after first obtaining pre-approval of the course for transfer credit and then earning a grade of "C" or better.

CISY 1003 (introduction to microcomputers) may be taken in the first semester as an elective. CISY 1003 is strongly recommended for students without Microsoft Office experience.

MEDR 2614 (advanced coding & reimbursement) may be taken in the last semester as an elective.

Part-time students are required to take their general education courses prior to MEDR courses.

HPED 1111 may be taken in the last semester with the PPE courses to meet the financial aid requirement of 6 credits (summer term).