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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 billing should pursue the Medical Billing and Coding certificate.

Program/Major Codes: AASOAH/OAH1

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

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 2019-2020

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.

Arts and Humanities Requirement
   Recommend: AIS/ANT/ARC 205, HIS 141, or HIS 142
Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirement
   Recommend: ECN 150, POS 210, PSY 101, or SOC 101
Special Requirements
  Recommend: AIS/ANT/ARC 205HIS 141, or HIS 142
Subtotal 6

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
MAT 106 Elementary Data Analysis and Spreadsheets 3
WRT 101 English Composition I  [SUN# ENG 1101] 3
Subtotal 14
Total 64.5

* In the general education categories, select courses so that at least one course is marked "C" (cultural diversity) or "G" (global awareness).