Health Information Technology - Associate of Applied Science

Doña Ana Community College

2020-21 Catalog

(67-68 credits)

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all required HIT and OATS courses and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 67 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.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Select one course from four of the following six content areas for a total of 12-14 credits 1, 212-14
This degree requires courses from Areas I, II, IV, and V; students do not need to take additional courses to complete the General Education requirements.
Area I: Communications
Composition I 34
Area II: Mathematics
Survey of Mathematics 3, 43
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
Survey of Economics 33
Area V: Humanities
Introduction to Philosophy 33
Introduction to Ethics
General Education Elective 23-4
Core Requirements
BMGT 240Human Relations3
Related/Professional Requirements (21 credits)
HIT 110Electronic Health Records3
or OATS 110 Records Management
HIT 221Internship I 53
or OATS 221 Internship I
HIT 240Health Information Quality Management3
HIT 268Health Information Systems3
OATS 106Business Mathematics3
OATS 209Business and Technical Communications3
OATS 239Personal Development3
Major Requirements (27 credits)
Technical Requirements
HIT 120Health Information Introduction to Pharmacology3
HIT 130Health Information Technology Anatomy & Physiology3
HIT 140Health Information Introduction to Pathophysiology3
HIT 150Introduction to Medical Terminology3
HIT 158Advanced Medical Terminology3
HIT 248Medical Coding I3
HIT 258Medical Coding II3
OATS 208Medical Office Procedures3
OATS 228Medical Insurance Billing3
Total Credits67-68

(67-68 credits)

A Suggested Plan of Study

The contents of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. This is only a suggested plan of study for students, and is not intended as a contract.  Individual student academic plans may vary. Please contact your academic advisor to create a plan that works for you. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all required HIT and OATS courses and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 67 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.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
FALL  
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 1 4
Composition I  
OATS 208 Medical Office Procedures 3
HIT 150 Introduction to Medical Terminology 3
OATS 106 Business Mathematics 3
OATS 239 Personal Development 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
SPRING  
Area II: Mathematics 3
Survey of Mathematics  
OATS 228 Medical Insurance Billing 3
HIT 158 Advanced Medical Terminology 3
OATS 209 Business and Technical Communications 3
HIT 130 Health Information Technology Anatomy & Physiology 3
 Credits15
Semester 3
SUMMER  
General Education Elective - See NM General Education Requirements section of NMSU/DACC Catalog. 3-4
HIT 110 Electronic Health Records 3
 Credits6-7
Semester 4
FALL  
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Science 3
Survey of Economics  
Area V: Humanities 3
Introduction to Philosophy  
HIT 140 Health Information Introduction to Pathophysiology 3
HIT 248 Medical Coding I 3
BMGT 240 Human Relations 3
 Credits15
Semester 5
SPRING  
HIT 120 Health Information Introduction to Pharmacology 3
HIT 221
Internship I
or Internship I
3
HIT 240 Health Information Quality Management 3
HIT 258 Medical Coding II 3
HIT 268 Health Information Systems 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits67-68