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Award Levels

Credit Hours Required

Time to Completion

Associate of Applied Science

64

2 Years

 

 

The Health Information Technology program trains health information technicians to provide reliable and valid information that drives the healthcare industry. The program utilizes standards established by the American Health Information Management Association to train entry-level technicians to effectively work with health information systems, manage medical records, and code information for reimbursement and research. Students will leave the program with the knowledge and skills necessary to use, analyze, present, abstract, code, store and/or retrieve healthcare data for the support of departmental operations, and clinical and business decision making in healthcare or related organizations.

Employment is available in a variety of settings including hospitals, managed care organizations, long-term care facilities, consulting and law firms, skilled nursing facilities, physician practices, insurance companies, and more. In addition, graduates of associate degree programs in HIT may transfer into HIA baccalaureate degree programs. Graduates of baccalaureate degree programs are known as health information administrators. Students should work closely with their advisors to determine the most efficient method of obtaining career goals.

   

 

Interested in this program?

 

Contact the Program Advisor!

Jennifer Smith

jen.smith@neosho.edu

(620)432-0323

 

HIT Student Achievement Data

 

Recommended Sequence of Courses

(Fall) Semester I

 

Credit Hours

CURR 100

First Year Seminar

    1

ALHE 105

Medical Terminology

 3

#ALMA 145

Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health

    4

ALHT 110

Intro to Health Information Technology

    3

ALHT 250

Reimbursement Methodologies

    3

 

Total

    14

(Spring) Semester II

   

CSIS 100

Computer Concepts and Applications

 3

ENGL 101

English Composition I

 3

#ALHT 115

Math Statistics for Allied Health

    1

*ALHT 225

International Classification of Diseases Coding

    3

#*ALHT 190

Pathopharmacology

    4

 

Total

    14

(Fall) Semester III

   

ALHT 256

Healthcare Delivery Systems

    3

ALHT 170

Electronic Health Records

    3

ALHT 230

Current Procedural Terminology Coding

    3

ALHT 205

Healthcare Statistics and Analysis

    3

 

Total

    12

(Spring) Semester IV

   

ALHT 265

Advanced Coding and Review

    2

ALHT 255

Prof Practice Experience in Revenue Mgmt

    1

ALHT 260

Revenue Cycle and Billing

    1

PSYC 155

General Psychology

 3

ALHT 260

Legal & Ethical Issues in Healthcare

    3

ALHT 221

Current Events in Healthcare

    3

 

Total

    13

(Fall) Semester V

   

ALHT 215

Quality Improvement

    3

COMM 213

Interpersonal Communication

 3

ALHT 220

Management and Supervision

    3

ALHT 200

Prof Practice Experience in Data Mgmt

    1

Elective

Elective course as approved

    1

 

Total

     11

#Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree following graduation should take BIOL 257 Human Anatomy & Physiology Lecture and BIOL 258 Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab (in place of ALMA 145). Additionally, NURS 230 Pathophysiology and ALHE Intro to Pharmacology (in place of ALHT 190 Pathopharmacology) and MATH 143 Elementary Statistics (in place of ALHT 115) can be taken for transferability to other programs.

*BIOL 257 and BIOL 258, or ALMA 145, are pre-requisites for ALHT 190, NURS 230, and ALHT 225. Note: MATH 143 Elem Stats has a pre-requisite of MATH 112, or equivalent/higher credit, or placement.

                      Associate of Applied Science Degree Program Credits

      64

 Courses marked with this symbol are approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for guaranteed transfer among all Kansas public postsecondary institutions. Additional courses may be eligible for transfer. Please visit the NCCC Registrar to learn more.  Visit Kansas Board of Regents Transfer and Articulation website for additional information.

 

Forms

How to Enroll in This Program
HIT Application and Immunization Forms
HIT Program Handbook & Program Information
HIT Brochure

Additional Information

Financial Aid Facts
AHIMA Student Recruitment
Charter Oak State College Brochure
College of St. Scholastica Transfer Guide
Franklin University Transfer Guide
University of Cincinnati Transfer Admission Requirements - 2020
USM Brochure
University of St. Mary Bachelor Transfer Guide - 2019
WGU Block Transfer Guide

Program Outcomes

  1. Apply principles of information governance, data content and structure.
  2. Identify information protection standards with regard to privacy and security pricinciples, access, and disclosure.
  3. Identify the principles of data analytics and data use.
  4. Evaluate the principles of revenue management and reimbursement.
  5. Comply with established legal and ethical standards of health information practice and compliance.
  6. Integrate principles of leadership in the health information field.

Accreditation

The associate Degree, Health Information Management Program at Neosho County Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).