Academics

Health Information Technology

The mission of the Health Information Technology program is to provide knowledge, skills, and professional attitude to prepare students for employment in diverse settings in the Health Information Management career field. Health Information Technology concepts will include but are not limited to coding, data collection, data analysis, electronic health record utilization, legal and ethical aspects, protection of health information, leadership skills, and revenue cycle management.

Student Handbook

Health Information Technology Student Handbook 2021-2022

Admission to the Program:

Admission to the Program:

  • High school graduate with GPA 2.6 or higher, or equivalent (i.e.: GED of 165 or higher), OR 5 hours of required courses from program sequence with a "C" or higher.
  • One year high school Biology with a "C" or better OR completion of an equivalent college Biology course with a grade of "C" or higher.
  • Placement into ENGL 110.
  • Grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or above at ICC or last college attended OR 5 hours of required courses from program sequence with a "C" or higher.

Requirements upon Program Acceptance:

  • Drug screen, fingerprint criminal background check, physical exam, and immunizations.
  • Documentation of current CPR certification from the American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider (HLTH 041 at ICC or equivalent) or American Red Cross (ARC) Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider. CPR certification must remain current throughout the program.

Degree

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 61

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
COMM 110INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY 3
PSY 110
or
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 
or
3
SOC 110AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3
BIOL 140
and
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 
and
4
BIOL 210
or
MICROBIOLOGY 
or
4
BIOL 205
and
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I 
and
4
BIOL 206PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II 4
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
CMGEN 120
or
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 
or
3
CMPSC 120BUSINESS COMPUTER SYSTEMS 3
HEOCC 112INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY 2
HEOCC 200DISEASE PROCESSES IN MAN 3
HIT 110PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 3
HIT 120MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTH INFORMATION 2
HIT 130LAW AND ETHICS IN HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 3
HIT 150HEALTHCARE REIMBURSEMENT METHODOLOGIES 3
HIT 200ALTERNATE HEALTHCARE SETTINGS 3
HIT 220COMPUTER USE IN HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 3
HIT 240STATISTICS FOR HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT 3
HIT 250HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONAL PRACTICUM EXPERIENCE 2
HLTH 121MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 2
MEDO 115INTRODUCTION TO ICD-10-CM AND ICD-10-PCS CODING 3
MEDO 117INTRODUCTION TO CURRENT PROCEDURAL TERMINOLOGY (CPT) CODING 2
MEDO 118CODING INTERNSHIP 1
MEDO 120INTERMEDIATE ICD-10-CM AND ICD-10-PCS CODING 3

Health Information Technologists work in a variety of healthcare settings, including, but not limited to, hospitals, physician offices, ambulatory care clinics, skilled nursing facilities, billing offices, insurance companies, and government agencies.  

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1HLTH 121; BIOL 140 or BIOL 205; HIT 110; HIT 120; ENGL 110
Spring Semester 1CMGEN 120 or CMPSC 120; HEOCC 112; MEDO 115; MEDO 117; HEOCC 200; BIOL 206 or BIOL 210
Summer SemesterMEDO 120; COMM 110
Fall Semester 2HIT 150; HIT 130; HIT 220; HIT 240; MEDO 118
Spring Semester 2HIT 200; HIT 250; Humanities/Fine Arts; PSY 110 or SOC 110

Program Contact Information

Health Careers Department

Peoria Campus, Cedar 105

(309) 690-7530