Health Information Technology - Associate of Applied Science

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 61-64 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

All courses must be completed with a C or higher.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Choose one course from four of the following six content areas for a total of 12-14 credits. 1, 212-14
Area I: Communications
Area II: Mathematics
Area III: Laboratory Science
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
Area V: Humanities
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
General Education Elective 23-4
Core Requirements
BCIS 1110Introduction to Information Systems3
Choose one for the following:3
Introduction to Medical Terminology
Medical Terminology3
Medical Terminology3
HIT 158Advanced Medical Terminology3
MGMT 2110Principles of Management3
Major Requirements
Technical Requirements
AHS 140Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology4
AHS 202Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care3
OATS 208Medical Office Procedures3
OATS/HIT 228Medical Insurance Billing3
HIT 120Health Information Introduction to Pharmacology3
HIT 140Health Information Introduction to Pathophysiology3
HIT 221Internship I3
HIT 240Health Information Quality Management3
HIT 248Medical Coding I3
HIT 258Medical Coding II3
HIT 268Health Information Systems3
Total Credits61-64

A Suggested Plan of Study

Additional classes may be needed based on placement test results and course prerequisites. Visit with an advisor for help with creating a customized plan.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
GEN Ed Course - One course from Areas I-VI 1, 2 3
Choose one from the following: 3
Introduction to Medical Terminology  
Medical Terminology  
Medical Terminology  
OATS 208 Medical Office Procedures 3
AHS 140 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology 4
MGMT 2110 Principles of Management 3
HIT 158 Advanced Medical Terminology 3
AHS 202 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care 3
BCIS 1110 Introduction to Information Systems 3
HIT 228
Medical Insurance Billing
or Medical Insurance Billing
GEN Ed Course - One course from Areas I-V 1, 2 3
General Education Elective - Any "G" Course 2 3-4
Second Year
HIT 140 Health Information Introduction to Pathophysiology 3
HIT 248 Medical Coding I 3
HIT 268 Health Information Systems 3
HIT 120 Health Information Introduction to Pharmacology 3
GEN Ed Course - One course from Areas I-V 1, 2 3-4
HIT 240 Health Information Quality Management 3
HIT 258 Medical Coding II 3
GEN Ed Course - One course from Areas I-V 1, 2 3-4
HIT 221 Internship I 3
 Total Credits61-64