Health Information Technology (A.A.S.)

Courses

Minimum program credit hours: 60

Program Codes

Degree Option
Associate in Applied Science Degree
Hegis Code
5214
Curriculum Code
1969
General Requirements
21 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
9 SUNY LAS JCC
ENG 1530: English Composition II3 BCOM H CENG
English Electives (college level)3 H CWRT
CMM 1510: Introduction to Communication or CMM 1610: Public Speaking3 (X) H
6
Social Sciences Electives6 S
6
Biology Electives3 NSCI N SR
Mathematics Electives (college level)3 N CMAT

Core Requirements
36 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
36 SUNY LAS JCC
HIT 1410: Medical Terminology3
HIT 1420: Health Data Procedures3 VEDP
HIT 1460: Electronic Health Record Management3
HIT 2430: Healthcare Documentation and Medical Transcription3
HIT 2440: Medical Coding I (CPT)4
HIT 2450: Medical Coding II (ICD-10-CM)4
HIT 2460: Health Insurance and Reimbursement4
BUS 1360: Keyboarding/Word Processing3
BUS 2420: Professional Development/Internship5
CSC 1560: Microcomputer Applications I4

Electives
3 credit hours Degree Requirements Met

Important Points
  • Students are encouraged to consult with an advisor prior to selecting electives.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Show the ability to perform basic administrative medical assisting functions.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate written and verbal communication skills as a result of course written assignments, discussions, and class participation.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in computer usage and word processing skills.
  4. Identify the importance of the value of learning as an ongoing process through portfolio development and professional development activities.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to use medical terminology appropriately. 
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of maintaining confidentiality of health information.
  7. Demonstrate critical thinking skills by analyzing case studies as they apply to problem solving within the medical office setting.