AAS – Health Information Technology

Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology – Tech Prep

This tech prep degree program is a professional program which is designed to lead to an associate of applied science degree.

Prerequisites for the program include a minimum of 12th grade reading level as determined by Lee College placement testing. A full-time student can complete the program in two years.

This program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). Students are eligible to apply to take the national examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

In the academic study program, students study anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, basic disease processes, medical transcription and word processing, record storage and retrieval, medico-legal aspects, quality improvement, data processing, health record science, hospital statistics, and human resource management.

This program offers preparation for a technical area of service in hospitals, clinics, and related health facilities. Students are trained in assembling, analyzing, coding, abstracting, transcribing, filing, and maintaining health records. Part of the learning experience will include working in the health information management department of a hospital or other health care facility. Mastery of the national examination furthers job opportunities and increases salary.

Subj. Cat. # Title Credit Hours
First Semester
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology 3
ITSC 1309 Integrated Software Applications I 3
Semester Total 6
Second Semester
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
HITT 1349 Pharmacol. 3
HITT 1301 Health Data Content and Structure 3
HITT 1345 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
Semester Total 16
Third Semester
BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
MRMT 1307 Medical Transcription I 3
HITT 1341 Coding and Classification Systems 3
BIOL 2305 Pathophys. 3
PYSC 2301 Introduction to Psychology 3
Semester Total 16
Fourth Semester
HITT 2160 Clinical – Health Information / Medical Records Technology / Technician 1
SPCH - – – - Oral Commun. 3
Semester Total 4
Fifth Semester
HITT 1355 Health Care Statistics 3
MRMT 2433 Medical Transcrip. II 4
HITT 2260 Clinical – Health Information / Medical Records Technology / Technician 2
HITT 1353 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information 3
HITT 2335 Coding and Reimburs. Methodol. 3
Semester Total 15
Sixth Semester
HITT 2339 Health Information Organization and Supervision 3
HITT 2343 Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement 3
HITT 2261 Clinical – Health Information / Medical Records Technology / Technician 2
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
- – – - - – – - Humanities / Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 14
Total Semester Credit Hours for Degree 71