NVCC 1998-1999 Catalog
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Associate in Applied Science Degree AN  

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed to prepare students to work as health information technicians in a health record service located in hospitals, consulting firms, health centers, pharmaceutical companies, medical research institutions, physicians' offices, and other health-related facilities. Some of the technical functions performed include health data analysis, coding, abstracting, and reporting for patient care. Documents may include quality studies, legal requirements, and reimbursement protocols. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the national accreditation examination administered by the American Health Information Management Association.

Transfer Information: NVCC has a formal articulation agreement for transfer to the B.S. in Health Sciences-Health Care Management at Old Dominion University TELETECHNET.

Students must comply with all General Admissions Requirements for Annandale Campus Health Technology Programs. (See page 86.)

Additional Admission Requirement: Students must have achieved a keyboarding speed of 45 words per minute.

Special Accreditation Status: The Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), in cooperation with the Council on Accreditation and Education of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   BIO141Human Anatomy & Physiology I4
   ENG111College Composition I3
   HIT113Med. Term./Disease Processes I3
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness1
___Social Science Elective3
   BIO142Human Anatomy/Physiology II 4
   HIT100Intro./Health Care Delivery Sys. 1
   HIT114Med. Term./Disease Processes II 3
   IST117Intro./Microcomputer Software 3
___Social Science Elective 3
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication or 
   SPD126 Interpersonal Communication 3

Total Credits/Semester1718

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   BUS201Organizational Behavior3
   HIT141Fund. of Health Inform. Sys. I3
   HIT142Fund. of Health Inform. Sys. II3
   HIT215Health Data Classification Sys.5
   HIT231Health Record Applications I3
   HIT220Health Statistics 2
   HIT225Quality Assurance/Health Care 2
   HIT226Legal Aspects of Health Record Doc. 2
   HIT232Health Record Applications II 3
   HIT241Fund./Health Inform. Sys. III 3
   HIT251Clinical Practice I 4

Total Credits/Semester1716

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Health Information Technology = 68.

1 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 220, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK 205, 207, 208, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

2 The social science elective may be selected from the following: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology).

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