Health Information Technology - AAS Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM - Full-time

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

4214

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.

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.