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.
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.
Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 61
Select a course number below to see a course description.
Required General Education Courses
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I ||3|
|COMM 110||INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY ||3|
|INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY |
|SOC 110||AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY ||3|
|HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY |
|PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I |
|BIOL 206||PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II ||4|
|HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS ||3|
Required Program Courses
|COMPUTER APPLICATIONS |
|CMPSC 120||BUSINESS COMPUTER SYSTEMS ||3|
|HEOCC 112||INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY ||2|
|HEOCC 200||DISEASE PROCESSES IN MAN ||3|
|HIT 110||PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ||3|
|HIT 120||MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTH INFORMATION ||2|
|HIT 130||LAW AND ETHICS IN HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ||3|
|HIT 150||HEALTHCARE REIMBURSEMENT METHODOLOGIES ||3|
|HIT 200||ALTERNATE HEALTHCARE SETTINGS ||3|
|HIT 220||COMPUTER USE IN HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ||3|
|HIT 240||STATISTICS FOR HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ||3|
|HIT 250||HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONAL PRACTICUM EXPERIENCE ||2|
|HLTH 121||MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY ||2|
|MEDO 115||INTRODUCTION TO ICD-10-CM AND ICD-10-PCS CODING ||3|
|MEDO 117||INTRODUCTION TO CURRENT PROCEDURAL TERMINOLOGY (CPT) CODING ||2|
|MEDO 118||CODING INTERNSHIP ||1|
|MEDO 120||INTERMEDIATE 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
|Fall Semester 1||HLTH 121; BIOL 140 or BIOL 205; HIT 110; HIT 120; ENGL 110|
|Spring Semester 1||CMGEN 120 or CMPSC 120; HEOCC 112; MEDO 115; MEDO 117; HEOCC 200; BIOL 206 or BIOL 210|
|Summer Semester||MEDO 120; COMM 110|
|Fall Semester 2||HIT 150; HIT 130; HIT 220; HIT 240; MEDO 118|
|Spring Semester 2||HIT 200; HIT 250; Humanities/Fine Arts; PSY 110 or SOC 110|
Program Contact Information
Health Careers Department
Peoria Campus, Cedar 105