Description
Associate of Applied Science Degrees

Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting (MEDA AAS)

60 Credits

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE  •  60 CREDITS  •  MEDA AAS

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs at the Grand Rapids W.A. Lettinga Campus (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE). The program is designed to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. Graduates are prepared in the basics of patient care, basic laboratory practices and medical office procedures. In addition, the graduate will have developed their interpersonal communication skills and acquired a foundation in both psychology and diversity. The graduate is eligible to take the certification exam of the American Association of Medical Assistants (CMA) and/or the American Medical Technologist Exam (RMA).

+These MEDA courses must be completed at Davenport University in order to be eligible to sit for the certification exams.

#A grade of C or better is required for successful completion of both BIOL115 and BIOL116.

*Recommended electives for students wishing to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN): CHEM150, CHEM150L, BIOL110, BIOL110L, PSYC303

To be prepared for success on the national certification exam and entry into the Medical Assisting profession, it is strongly recommended that students meet the most current catalog year requirements.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

Health Information Technology (HIT)

Health Information Technology (HIT) (HLT INFO AAS)

69 Credits

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. This program meets both the requirements for the data management track and the revenue management track. 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 healthcare 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 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 BS in Health Information Management must successfully complete HINT297 and HINT297C prior to progressing into the BS 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:

Networking Technology

Networking Technology (NETWTECH AAS)

60-61 Credits

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE  •  60-61 CREDITS  •  NETWTECH AAS

The Computer Networking Technology program is designed to provide students with the technical knowledge, skills, and strategies required to install, administer, and maintain computers and network systems. The courses in this program will cover topics directly related to the objectives of certification exams.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

Cyber Defense

Cyber Defense (CYBR DEF AAS)

60 Credits

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE • 60 CREDITS  • CYBR DEF AAS

The Cyber Defense curriculum is designed to provide students with the technical knowledge, skills, strategies, and experience required to function in a team environment that is responsible for managing an organization’s cybersecurity infrastructure.  Students will investigate computer operating systems, data communications and networking, project management, digital forensics techniques, and disaster recovery.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems (CMP INFO AAS)

60 Credits

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE • 60 CREDITS MINIMUM • CMP INFO AAS

The Computer Information Systems curriculum is designed to introduce students to programming in microcomputer and minicomputer environments. Students will learn programming, databases and operating systems in a business environment.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

Networking Technology

Networking Technology (NETWTECH AAS)

60-61 Credits

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE  •  60-61 CREDITS  •  NETWTECH AAS

The Computer Networking Technology program is designed to provide students with the technical knowledge, skills, and strategies required to install, administer, and maintain computers and network systems. The courses in this program will cover topics directly related to the objectives of certification exams.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

Cyber Defense

Cyber Defense (CYBR DEF AAS)

60 Credits

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE • 60 CREDITS  • CYBR DEF AAS

The Cyber Defense curriculum is designed to provide students with the technical knowledge, skills, strategies, and experience required to function in a team environment that is responsible for managing an organization’s cybersecurity infrastructure.  Students will investigate computer operating systems, data communications and networking, project management, digital forensics techniques, and disaster recovery.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems (CMP INFO AAS)

60 Credits

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE • 60 CREDITS MINIMUM • CMP INFO AAS

The Computer Information Systems curriculum is designed to introduce students to programming in microcomputer and minicomputer environments. Students will learn programming, databases and operating systems in a business environment.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting (MEDA AAS)

60 Credits

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE  •  60 CREDITS  •  MEDA AAS

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs at the Grand Rapids W.A. Lettinga Campus (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE). The program is designed to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. Graduates are prepared in the basics of patient care, basic laboratory practices and medical office procedures. In addition, the graduate will have developed their interpersonal communication skills and acquired a foundation in both psychology and diversity. The graduate is eligible to take the certification exam of the American Association of Medical Assistants (CMA) and/or the American Medical Technologist Exam (RMA).

+These MEDA courses must be completed at Davenport University in order to be eligible to sit for the certification exams.

#A grade of C or better is required for successful completion of both BIOL115 and BIOL116.

*Recommended electives for students wishing to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN): CHEM150, CHEM150L, BIOL110, BIOL110L, PSYC303

To be prepared for success on the national certification exam and entry into the Medical Assisting profession, it is strongly recommended that students meet the most current catalog year requirements.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

Health Information Technology (HIT)

Health Information Technology (HIT) (HLT INFO AAS)

69 Credits

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. This program meets both the requirements for the data management track and the revenue management track. 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 healthcare 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 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 BS in Health Information Management must successfully complete HINT297 and HINT297C prior to progressing into the BS 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: