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Course Information and Descriptions
HIT 112
Health Care Delivery Systems (2-0)
2 Hours
This course introduces students to the current trends in health care
delivery including health facilities, medical staff organization and
functions, the changing roles of health care professionals, and
patterns of financing health care.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
Typically offered fall only
HIT 113
Ethical and Legal Aspects
of Medical Records (2-0)
2 Hours
This course introduces students to the concepts of law in medicine
and health related areas as applied to the medical record. It includes
a survey of current state and federal law relative to the release of
medical information.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
Typically offered spring only
HIT 115
Health Data Content and Structure (2-2)
3 Hours
This course introduces students to the health information profession,
the health information department, and the health record: its form,
content, and analysis. Filing systems are also included. Health
records in a variety of settings are reviewed and analyzed.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
Course fee
Typically offered fall only
HIT 117
Basic CPT Coding (2-2)
3 Hours
This course introduces students to the theory, structure, and
organization of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding
system. Emphasis will be on the application of coding principles to
accurately assign CPT codes to health records. The role of CPT
codes in billing and reimbursement will be included.
Prerequisite: HIT 111 (C or better)
Corequisite: BIO 111 or BIO 245 (both C or better)
Course fee
HIT 119
Pharmacology (1-0)
1 Hour
This course introduces students to pharmacology. It includes
terminology, drug category, use, side effects, contraindications, and
interactions. Common dosage ranges and routes of administration
will also be examined.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
HIT 131
Basic ICD-10-CM Coding (2-2)
3 Hours
This course introduces students to the ICD-10-CM classification
system with an emphasis on the application of coding guidelines
used to accurately assign diagnostic codes in all healthcare settings.
The impact of proper code assignment and its relationship to billing
and reimbursement will be addressed. ICD-9-CM will be discussed
as a legacy system.
Prerequisite: HIT 111 (C or better)
Corequisite: BIO 111 or BIO 245 (both C or better)
Course fee
HIT 132
Basic ICD-10-PCS Coding (1-2)
2 Hours
This course will introduce the ICD-10-PCS classification system
with an emphasis on coding guidelines used to accurately assign
procedure codes in the hospital setting. The impact of proper code
assignment and its relationship to billing and reimbursement will be
addressed. ICD-9-CM will be discussed as a legacy system.
Prerequisite: BIO 111 or BIO 245 AND HIT 111 (all C or better)
AND admission to the HIT program
Course fee
Typically offered fall only
280
HIT 171
Insurance Procedures
3 Hours
for the Medical Office (3-0)
This course introduces students to health records and insurance
processing procedures in the medical office. The relationship
between health information and billing procedures will be
emphasized. Brief overviews of diagnostic and procedural coding are
included.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
HIT 172
Health Statistics and Registries (1-2)
2 Hours
This course introduces students to the collection and reporting of
medical statistical data. The functions and uses of registries, with
emphasis on the Cancer Registry, are studied.
Prerequisite: HIT 115 (C or better) and admission into the HIT
program
Course fee
Typically offered spring only, odd years only
HIT 212
Professional Practice Experience
in Health Information Technology I (1-15) 4 Hours
This course is the first of a two semester sequence of supervised
clinical experience in health facilities.
Note: A satisfactory health screening, background check, and drug
screen must be on file with the college prior to the clinical
affiliation. The student will be responsible for his/her transportation
to and from the health facility. The student must be enrolled in their
final fall semester.
Prerequisites: HIT 113 and HIT 115 (both C or better), and
admission into the HIT program
Course fee
Typically offered fall only
HIT 213
Professional Practice Experience in Health
Information Technology II (.5-7.5 hours)
2 Hours
This course is the second of a two semester sequence of supervised
clinical experience in various areas pertaining to health information.
Note: A satisfactory health screening, background check, and drug
screen must be on file with the college prior to the clinical
affiliation. The student will be responsible for his/her transportation
to and from the health facility. The student must be enrolled in their
final spring semester.
Prerequisite: HIT 212 (C or better)
Course fee
Typically offered spring only
HIT 215
Medical Science (2-2)
3 Hours
This course introduces students to current theories of disease
processes which will assist the student in interpreting information
within the medical record.
Prerequisite: HIT 111 (C or better)
Course fee
Typically offered fall only
HIT 217
Health Information Systems
and Data Literacy (2-2)
3 Hours
This course introduces students to the application of basic statistical
methods in health data, including reliability and validity of data,
measures of central tendency, data dispersion, and data presentation.
Review of electronic data processing concepts, systems concepts,
and computer applications in health care.
Prerequisite: HIT 115 (C or better) and admission into the HIT
program
Course fee
Typically offered spring only, even years only