AAS Health Information Technology

 Associate of Applied Science Degree Requirements
The following courses are required for COCC's Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology. Students should work closely with an advisor if they wish to attend part-time. Note that several of the courses qualify students to also earn short-term certificates in various Health Information Technology areas; see the HIT certificate card or COCC catalog for details.

CIS 120 Computer Concept 4
AH 111 Medical Terminology I 3
WR 121 English Composition 4

 Insurance Certificate:  Course requirements are:

MTH 31 Healthcare Math  3
BI    231  Anatomy & Physio 4
HIT  103  Health Info Sys & Proc  5
AH  112    Medical Terminology II  3
BI    232    Anatomy & Physiology II 4
HIT  104    Health Data Content & Struct  5
HIT  180    HIPAA Management  2

Medical Office Specialist Certificate: Complete all insurance certificate courses and the following:
HIT 184  Advanced Pathophysiology  5
SP 218 or BA 285 or PSY 101  3
HIT  131A  Document Management & Technology  3
BI    233    Anatomy & Physiology III  4
HIT  182    Intro to Medical Coding  4

Medical Billing Specialist Certificate: Complete all first year courses, summer DP and fall term classes listed below.

Summer Term

HIT  193    Directed Practice  2

Fall Term
 (Year 2)
SP  111    Public Speaking 3 
HIT 284 Classification and Reimbursement 4
HIT 296 Ambulatory Data Systems 3
HIT 201 Legal Aspects of Medical Records 3
HIT 205 Intro to Medical Records Analysis 3

Medical Coding Certificate: Complete all medical billing specialist courses, the winter and spring term classes listed below and pass the medical coding competency exam.
HIT  283    Coding Classification (winter)  6
HIT  285    Advanced Coding Classifications (spring) 4

Associate Of Applied Science Degree: Complete all medical coding certificate courses and the following:
HHP 252A   Fitness/First Aid  3
HIT   203     Health Care Delivery & Technology (Winter, Year 2)  3 
HIT   272     Health Information Management (Spring, Year 2)  5
HIT   281     Health Data Collection (Winter, Year 2) 3
HIT   282     Quality Improvement in Healthcare (Spring, Year 2) 4
HIT   283     Coding Classification (Winter, Year 2)  6
HIT   287     Leadership and Project Management (Spring, Year 2)  2
HIT   293     Directed Practice II (Summer, Year 2)  2

COCC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. Effective for 2016 -2017 Academic Year.

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