Feb 03, 2023  
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog

Health Information Technology AAS - Academic Plan


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The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Health Information Technology is designed to develop the technical skills necessary for managing health information within the healthcare delivery system. The AAS degree program in Health Information Technology emphasizes the technical component of health information services and is designed to prepare entrylevel graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to use, analyze, abstract, code, present, and retrieve data in a variety of health care settings. Health Information Management professionals, in their capacity as Custodian of the Medical Record are responsible for safekeeping of Protected Health Information and compliance with governmental regulations. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to write the national certification examination and upon successful passing of this examination, receive the RHIT (Registered Health Information Technology) credentials. This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is the association of health information management (HIM) professionals. AHIMA Web site: www.ahima.org.

Course Availability


Total Credits = 64

Required Courses - General Education Courses Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
CIS 1018  - Intro to PC Applications 3 No Yes Yes Yes
COM 1150  - Public Speaking* OR
COM 1250  - Interpersonal Communication OR
any other higher level Communication course
3 No Yes Yes Yes
ENG 1021  - English Composition OR
any other higher level Composition / Writing Course*
3 No Yes Yes Yes
MAT 1260  - Introduction to Statistics: GT-MA1 OR
CIS 1055  - PC Spreadsheet Concepts: Excel*
3 No Yes Yes Yes
PSY 1001  - General Psychology OR
any other Psychology course*
3 No Yes Yes Yes

 

Required Course - Major Courses Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
HIT 1001  - Health Information Management Science 3 Yes Yes Yes No
HIT 1005  - Principles of Healthcare Reimbursement 3 Yes No Yes No
HIT 1011  - Health Data Management and Information Systems 3 Yes Yes No No
HIT 1012  - Legal Aspects Health Records 2 Yes No Yes No
HIT 1022  - Workflow Fund of Healthcare 3 Yes No Yes No
HIT 1088  - Health Information Practicum I 2 Yes Yes Yes No
HIT 2020  - ICD Coding I 3 Yes Yes No No
HIT 2021  - ICD Coding II 2 Yes Yes No No
HIT 2022  - Quality Management 3 Yes No Yes No
HIT 2025  - Health Information Management 3 Yes Yes No No
HIT 2031  - ICD Coding III 5 Yes No Yes No
HIT 2041  - CPT Coding Basic Principles 3 Yes Yes No No
HIT 2089  - HIT Capstone Course 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes
HPR 1040  - Comprehensive Medical Terminology 3 No Yes Yes Yes
MOT 1025  - Basic Medical Sciences I 3 Yes Yes No Yes
MOT 1026  - Basic Medical Sciences II 3 Yes Yes No Yes
MOT 1027  - Basic Medical Sciences III 3 Yes Yes No Yes

 

Program Outcomes


  • Demonstrate skills related to data content, structure and information governance.
  • Ensure access, disclosure, privacy and security in the workplace.
  • Perform data analytics and use data in meaningful ways.
  • Manage the revenue cycle.
  • Demonstrate components of compliance.
  • Assume leadership in the workplace.

Recommended Course Sequence (Full-Time Track)


Recommended Course Sequence (Part-Time Track)


Notes


  • *This course requires college level readiness as measured by Accuplacer, ACT, or SAT scores; approved high school course work that is less than five years old; or successful completion of appropriate college-readiness course.
  • AAA 1001  – College 101: Student Experience is required for all new college students seeking degrees or transfer.
  • HIT 2089  requires the student to complete a 40-hour on-site practicum experience.
  • In order to meet program requirements, students registered for ENG 1021  or ENG 1031  must also register for ENG 0094  unless they can demonstrate otherwise meeting the ENG 0094 ​ standard through assessment testing, prior college coursework, or recent High School coursework. See an Advisor for details.
  • Students must complete a Criminal Background Check prior to being accepted into the HIT program and renew as necessary while they are enrolled in the program.
  • Students must contact Christine Tomas, RHIA, HIT Program Chair for counseling and program planning prior to enrolling in any courses that are part of the HIT curriculum (303.797.5603) christine.tomas@arapahoe.edu.
  • The Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology is designed to enable a student to develop the technical skills necessary for managing health information within the healthcare delivery system.
  • This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management.
  • Refer to the 2022/2023 Catalog for program admission, elective course and graduation requirements; consult the HIT Department for specific course planning information and guidance and utilize DegreeCheck to monitor progress. To graduate from this program, visit www.arapahoe.edu/graduation and submit the graduation application by the deadline. This information is subject to change without notice.

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