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College Catalog 2018-2019

Health Information Technology
Career Studies Certificate
Offered through MEC
CIP Code: 51.0707

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.

Recommended Preparation: Prior to starting the program, the applicant must do the following:
    • Comply with the College’s general admission requirements.
    • and adhere to the prerequisites outlined therein.
    • Have satisfactory scores on the English placement test.
    • Apply to the program and be accepted.

Academic 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 “D” or “F” in a course must repeat that course before continuing in the HIT course sequence. If students receive two such grades, they will be removed from the program.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
HIT 100 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery System 1
HIT 130 Introduction to Computers in Healthcare 3
HIT 141 Introduction to Healthcare and Health-IT in the U.S. 3
HIT 132 Health-It Infrastructure Development 3
1HLT 141 Introduction to Medical Terminology 1
SDV 101 Orientation to Health Professions 1
Total   12
2nd Semester
HIT 229 Performance Improvement and Data Usage in Healthcare 2
HIT 230 Computer Applications in Heallthcare 3
HIT 233 Working with Electronic Health Records 3
HIT 235 Emerging Technologies in Health-IT 3
Total   11
Total credits for the Health Information Technology Career Studies Certificate =23

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