Health Information Technology
Major Code: 110B

Associate in Applied Science

The Health Information Technology degree is designed to meet the needs of individuals seeking employment in the field of health information management. The degree provides a comprehensive set of courses to learn the technical side of managing health information: collecting, organizing, analyzing, maintaining, protecting, and reporting. The skills and competencies learned in this degree can apply to a variety of areas in health information management: coding, reimbursement and insurance, computer information systems, and data retrieval.

The Waubonsee Community College Health Information Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), on recommendation of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

CAHIIM - Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education
233 N. Michigan Ave., 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 233-1100 Phone
(312) 233-1948 Fax
www.cahiim.org

AHIMA - American Health Information Management Association
233 N. Michigan Ave., 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 233-1100 Phone
(312) 233-1090 Fax
www.ahima.org

Graduates of a CAHIIM accredited program are eligible to take the American Health Information Management Association Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam.

General Education Requirements16


Core Program Requirements13


  • CIS110 Business Information Systems 3
  • HIT100 Introduction to Health Information Technology3
  • HIT110 Medical Terminology
    3
  • HIT135 Health Care Delivery Systems
    2
  • HIT140 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care2

Major Program Requirements31


  • BIO272 Anatomy and Physiology II4
  • HIT210 ICD Coding3
  • HIT215 CPT Coding3
  • HIT216 Advanced Clinical Classification Systems2
  • HIT218 Reimbursement Systems3
  • HIT220 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for the Health Information Technology Professional3
  • HIT230 Data Applications and Health Care Quality3
  • HIT240 Health Information Processes3
  • HIT245 Health Information Data Analysis
    2
  • HIT248 Organization Resources2
  • HIT299 Professional Practice Experience3

Total Semester Hours for Degree60


Major course shown in color requires minimum grade of C.