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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

Health Information Technology  
Career Studies Certificate MEC


Purpose: 

This curriculum is designed to produce students competent in all aspects of workflow process analysis and redesign, as it relates to the adoption, implementation, maintenance, and optimization phases of the transition to the use of an electronic health records system.

Admission Requirements: 

Students must complete each course with a grade of “C” or better in order to continue in the HIT sequence. Students who receive a failing grade (D or F) in a course must repeat that course before continuing in the HIT course sequence. If students receive two failing grades, they will be removed from the program.

Recommended Preparation: 

Prior to starting the program, the applicant must:

    • Have a minimum of 6 months experience in either health care or information technology.
    • Meet the College's general admission requirements.
    • Watch the online version of the program's Information Session and adhere to the pre-requisite requirements therein.
    • Have satisfactory scores on the English Placement test.
    • Apply to the program and be accepted.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
HIM 100 Introduction to Health Care Delivery System 1
HIM 130 Healthcare Information System 3
HIM 141 Fundamentals of Health Information Systems 3
HIM 196 On-site Training in: Working with Healthcare Information Systems 3
1HLT 141 Introduction to Medical Terminology 1
SDV 101 Orientation to Health Professions 1
Total   12
2nd Semester
HIM 229 Performance Improvements in Health Care Setting 2
HIM 230 Information Systems and Technology in Healthcare 3
HIM 233 Electronic Health Record Application 3
HIM 296 On-site Training in: Configuration EHR’s 3
Total   11
Total credits for the Health Information Technology Career Studies Certificate =23

1 Licensed health care providers wishing to challenge this course must work with their academic advisor.