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. Please note that several of the courses qualify students to also earn certificates for insurance, medical office specialist, medical billing specialist, and medical coding.


Classes include:


AH 111 Medical Terminology I

CIS 120 Computer Concepts

WR 121 Academic Composition


First year curriculum:


 Fall Term

HIT 103 Health Info Systems/Procedures

HIT 180 HIPAA Management

BI 231 Human Anatomy & Physiology I

AH 112 Medical Terminology II

Winter Term

HIT 104 Health Data Content/Structure

MTH 031 Health Care Math

BI 232 Human Anatomy & Physiology II

Choose one of the following:

SP 218 Interpersonal Communication

or BA 285 Business Human Relations*

or PSY 101 Applied Psychology*

*May not be offered winter term. Please check course schedule.

Spring Term

HIT 131A Document Mgmt/Technology

HIT 182 Intro to Medical Coding

HIT 184 Adv Pathophysiology

BI 233 Human Anatomy & Physiology III

Summer Term

HIT 193 Directed Practice I


Second year curriculum:


 Fall Term

HIT 201 Legal Aspects of Health Care

HIT 205 Intro to Medical Records Analysis

HIT 284 Classification & Reimbursement Systems

HIT 296 Ambulatory Data Systems

SP 111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking

Winter Term

HIT 203 Health Care Delivery/Technology

HIT 281 Health Data Collection

HIT 283 Coding Classifications

Spring Term

HIT 272 Health Information Management

HIT 282 Quality Improvement in Health Care

HIT 285 Advanced Coding Classification

HIT 287 Leadership & Project Mgmt


Summer Term

HIT 293 Directed Practice II

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