HIT Program Overview
During the first year, an introduction to the concepts of health information and content
are achieved as the backbone to medical records and maintenance. Complimentary class
work consisting of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and advanced pathophysiology
reinforce medical concepts as well as health information data comprehension.
There are two directed practice experiences in the coursework, with the first occurring in the summer between first and second year. A second directed practice occurs in the summer following completion of second year curriculum.
For those students wishing to pursue the Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology, their education progresses to the second year curriculum.
PLEASE NOTE: Successful registration for HIT 103 (Health Information Systems and Procedures), the introductory class for the HIT program, will require students to submit a criminal history check prior to attending the first class. Failure to meet this requirement will result in Administrative Withdrawal from the class. Potentially disqualifying information may result in denied admission per the HIT Program Policies and Procedures. Background Check Information (Students should not initiate this background check until receiving notification from the instructor regarding successful registration for HIT 103.) The requirement process involves completing a criminal history check with Verified Credentials (cost approx. $55 at student expense) no later than the date indicated for the term. If a student is on the waitlist, he/she must be prepared to make this application on the first day of class. This is the only criminal history check accepted at COCC.