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Health Information Technology

Associate of Applied Science

Prepare for a career as a medical billing, insurance and coding specialist.  Complete this program by taking classes in a combination of weekdays and evenings.

Students who wish to specialize in medical front office support or medical transcription should pursue the Health Information Technology certificate

Program/Major Codes: AASOAH/OAH

Online Option:  This program can be completed entirely online.

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options:  Find entry-level employment as a medical coder, or medical billing and insurance claims specialist, or physician or hospital coder.

Academic Options: While this program was not designed to transfer to a 4-year university, it may apply toward Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or other programs. See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer.

Program Requirements 2017-2018

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses. * A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement 2
Humanities and Social Science Requirement 6
Subtotal 8

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
HIT 100 Introduction to Health Information Management 3
HIT 101 Introduction to ICD Coding 3
HIT 102 CPT Coding 3
HIT 105 Medical Terminology 3
HIT 108 Health Information Employment Policies 1
HIT 112 Health Insurance and Medical Billing 3
HIT 125 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for HIT 3
HIT 150 Introduction to Health Management Information Systems 3
HIT 175 Health Information Statistics and Research 3
HIT 201 Advanced ICD Coding 3
HIT 202 Advanced Classification Systems Applications 3
HIT 210 Medical Quality Assurance and Supervision 3
HIT 211 Medicolegal Aspects in Health Information Management 3
HIT 225 Health Management Information Systems 3
HIT 290 Health Information Technology Internship 4.5
Subtotal 44.5

Required Support Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
BIO 160IN Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
CIS 120 Computer Applications for Business [SUN# CIS 1120] 4
CSA 100 Computer Literacy 1
WRT 101 English Composition I  [SUN# ENG 1101] 3
WRT 102 English Composition II  [SUN# ENG 1102] 3
Subtotal 15
Total 67.5

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses:  Communication - WRT 101 and WRT 102; Analysis & Critical Thinking - BIO 160IN fulfills 4 credits of this requirement.  Complete another course from this category and the Math Competency must be met;  Computer and Information Literacy - CSA 100 fulfills this requirement.