Major Code
110D

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).

General Education Requirements

16

BIO260 Human Structure and Function

4

COM100 Fund of Speech Communication

3

or

COM121 Communication in the Workplace

3

ENG101 First-Year Composition I

3

or

ENG152 Business Communication

3

ENG102 First-Year Composition II

3

or

ENG153 Technical Writing

3

Social/Behavioral Elective

Core Program Requirements

13

m CIS110 Business Information Systems

3

m HIT100 Introduction to Health Information Technology

3

m HIT110 Medical Terminology

3

m HIT135 Health Care Delivery Systems

2

m HIT140 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care

2

Major Program Requirements

31

m HIT210 ICD Coding

3

m HIT212 Inpatient Medical Coding

3

m HIT215 CPT Coding

3

m HIT216 Advanced Clinical Classification Systems

3

m HIT218 Reimbursement Systems

3

m HIT220 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for the Health Information Technology Professional

3

m HIT230 Data Applications and Health Care Quality

3

m HIT240 Health Information Processes

3

m HIT245 Health Information Data Analysis

2

m HIT248 Organization Resources

2

m HIT299 Professional Practice Experience

3

Program Total

60