Certificate in Health Information Technology

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Program Description

Health Information Technology (Certificate)

The HIT Certificate is an AHIMA-approved coding program. The Health Information Technology (HIT) Medical Coding certificate is designed for individuals who are interested in working in the field of medical coding. Instruction includes courses in medical terminology, CPT coding, ICD coding, computer software applications in healthcare, reimbursement methodologies, healthcare data structure and delivery systems, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology. During the final semester, students participate in a medical coding work/study program.

They intern in hospitals, physicians' offices, ambulatory care centers, and other healthcare facilities. Successful completion of the certificate qualifies students to sit for the entry level national coding certification exam CCA (Certified Coding Associate) and the mastery coding certification exams CCS (Certified Coding Specialist) and CCS-P (Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based).

Health Information Technology

  • Certificate Program
  • Hegis Code: 5213

Total Credits: 37

First Semester Credits

  • BIO 101 General Biology I 4
  • HIT 151 Medical Terminology 3
  • HIT 154 Computer Software Applications in Health Care 3
  • HIT 156 Medical Coding CPT 3
  • HIT 250 Health Care Data Structure and Delivery Systems 3

Total Semester Credits 16 Second Semester Credits

  • AHS 103 Fundamentals of Pharmacology 3
  • BIO 131 Pathophysiology 3
  • HIT 157 Medical Coding ICD 3
  • HIT 158 Reimbursement Methodologies 3
  • HIT 256 Advanced CPT Coding 3

Total Semester Credits 15 Third Semester Credits

  • HIT 257 Advanced ICD Coding 3
  • HIT 258 Medical Coding Internship 3

Total Semester Credits 6

Last updated October 2017

About the School

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