Health Information Technology (HIT) (HLT INFO AAS)
ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE • 69 CREDITS • HLT INFO AAS
This program, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), prepares the individual to analyze, manage, and utilize patient care data and health information resources. Students in the program utilize an electronic health record system which provides students with a learning experience that uses state-of-the-art technology and software. Graduates will have an understanding of coding information for reimbursement and research, standards and regulations regarding health information and managing medical records and health care information. Graduates from accredited HIT programs are employed throughout the health care industry in hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, physician practices, managed care organizations, insurance companies, consulting and law firms—any organization that collects and uses health information.
Students may begin the HIT program at any of the identified locations, but must complete the program at the Livonia location or online. Students successfully completing this CAHIIM accredited program are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Students desiring to go on to complete the B.S. in Health Information Management must successfully complete HINT297 and HINT297C prior to progressing into the B.S. major.
To be prepared for success on the national certification exam and entry into the HIM workforce, it is strongly recommended that students in the HIT AAS program meet the most current catalog year requirements.
Which class should I take? When should I take it?
See our Recommended Program Sequences:
Foundations of Excellence
|BIOL115||A & P w/Human Disease I||4|
|BIOL116||A & P w/Human Disease II||4|
|BIOL131||Introduction to Human Disease||3|
|SOSC201||Diversity in Society||3|
|MATH120 or MATH125||College Mathematics or Intermediate Algebra||3|
Foundations of Health Professions
|HLTH101||Introduction to Health Careers||3|
|HLTH101M||Intro to Health Careers||0|
|HLTH230||Health Care Law and Ethics||3|
|HINT110||Introduction to HIM||3|
|HINT201||Health Information Technology||3|
|HINT209||Quality/Perf Improve Hlth Care||3|
|HINT215||Applied Statistics for Health Information Management||1|
|HINT222||Procedural CPT/HCPCS Coding||3|
|HINT294||Coding Prof Prac Exp (Lecture)||2|
|HINT294L||Advanced Coding Lab||2|
|HINT297||HIT Prof Pract Exp (Lecture)||2|
|HINT297C||HIT Prof Pract Exp (Clinic)||2|
|HLTH250||Heatlhcare Reimbursement Mgmt||3|