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2016-2017 Catalog


Code: F_AAS_HIT1

Campus: Westminster Campus

Health Information Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

This two-year program leads to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Health Information Technology designed to develop the technical skills necessary for managing health information within the healthcare delivery system. The FRCC HIT program is a CAHIIM accredited program and upon completion of the program, students can test for the national RHIT certification from AHIMA. Students may also transfer to a Bachelor's program in Health Information Management at Regis University.

For those students considering a bachelor's degree, they should take the HPR208 2 credit Medical Terminology and the MAT135 Intro to Statistics for their math requirement.

Any student interested in the HIT program is welcome to attend an HIT Information Session held on the second Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at the Westminster Campus. Please call 303-404-5151 for more information. Note: Not all courses are offered every semester so new HIT students should meet with the Program Director to establish their degree plan.

Requirements

Assessment testing is required for all students. Students who are reading at college level and place into CCR 093 or above and MAT 050 or above may begin this program of study. Students scoring below this level should consult with a Faculty Member before registering for courses in this program of study.

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
HIT 101Health Information Management Science

3

HIT 105Principles of Healthcare Reimbursement

3

HIT 111Health Data Management & Information Systems

3

HIT 112Legal Aspects for Health Records

2

HIT 122Workflow Fund of Healthcare

3

HIT 188Health Information Practicum I

2

HIT 220ICD Coding I

3

HIT 221ICD Coding II

2

HIT 222Quality Management

3

HIT 225Health Information Management

3

HIT 231ICD Coding III

5

HIT 241CPT Coding Basic Principles

3

HIT 289HIT Capstone Course

3

MOT 125Basic Medical Sciences I

3

MOT 133Basic Medical Sciences II

3

MOT 135Basic Medical Sciences III

3

 

HPR 178Medical Terminology

1

or

HPR 208Medical Record Terminology

2

Total Credit Hours:48

Required General Education Courses

Computer Technology

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 118Introduction to PC Applications

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Communication

Select one course (3 credits) from below:

Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 125Interpersonal Communication

3

COM 115Public Speaking

3

Total Credit Hours:3

English

Select one course (3 credits) from below:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I

3

ENG 122English Composition II

3

ENG 131Technical Writing I

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 107Career Mathematics

3

or higher

Total Credit Hours:3

Note: Students desiring professional advancement in this field should consider taking MAT 135 (3 credits) to satisfy general education requirements in mathematics.

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
PSY 101General Psychology I

3

or higher

Total Credit Hours:3

Required General Education Courses

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 63

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