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Associate of Applied Science Health Information – MR2

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, record storage and retrieval, medicolegal 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 manual and electronic methods of health record management including record assembly, analysis, coding, abstracting, transcription, filing, and record maintenance.

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.

FIRST SEMESTER
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I — 3 SCH
ITSC 1309 Integrated Software Applications I — 3 SCH
TOTAL:6 SCH

SECOND SEMESTER
ENGL 1301 English Composition I — 3 SCH
BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy & Physiology I — 4 SCH

HITT 1349 Pharmacology — 3 SCH
HITT 1301 Health Data Content & Structure — 3 SCH
HITT 1345 Health Care Delivery Systems — 3 SCH
TOTAL: 16 SCH

THIRD SEMESTER
BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II — 4 SCH
MRMT 1307 Medical Transcription I — 3 SCH
HITT 1341 Coding & Classification Systems — 3 SCH
HPRS 2301 Pathophysiology — 3 SCH
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology — 3 SCH
TOTAL: 16 SCH

FOURTH SEMESTER
HITT 2160 Clinical: Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician — 1 SCH
SPCH Oral Communication — 3 SCH
TOTAL: 4 SCH

FIFTH SEMESTER
HITT 1355 Health Care Statistics — 3 SCH
MRMT 2433 Medical Transcription II — 4 SCH
HITT 2260 Clinical – Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician — 2 SCH
HITT 1353 Legal & Ethical Aspects of Health Information — 3 SCH
HITT 2335 Coding & Reimbursement Methodologies — 3 SCH
TOTAL:15 SCH

SIXTH SEMESTER
HITT 2339 Health Information Organization & Supervision — 3 SCH
HITT 2343 Quality Assessment & Performance Improvement — 3 SCH
• HITT 2261 Clinical – Health Information/ Medical — 2 SCH
ENGL 1302 English Composition II — 3 SCH
Creative Arts/LPC — 3 SCH
TOTAL:14

Total Semester Credit Hours for Degree: 71


Certificate of Completion Medical Transcription – MR1

The Medical Transcription Certificate will qualify students to work as a medical transcriptionist.

Prerequisites for the Certificate Program include a minimum typing speed of 40 wpm and a minimum 12th grade reading level as determined by Lee College Placement Testing. This certificate can be completed in one year by attending fulltime.

The Lee College Certificate Program provides approved curriculum medical terminology, medical sciences, composition, and computer skills. A transcription practicum provides for a capstone experience. A voluntary certification examination is administered by the Association for Health Care Documentation Integrity (AHDI), formerly known as the American Association for Medical Transcription (AAMT).

Job opportunities are available in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, and a variety of health care facilities, transcription services, as well as self-employment.

FIRST SEMESTER
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I — 3 SCH
BIOL 2404 The Human Body — 4 SCH
HITT 1349 Pharmacology — 3 SCH
ITSC 1309 Integrated Software Applications I — 3 SCH
TOTAL: 13 SCH

SECOND SEMESTER
MRMT 1307 Medical Transcription I — 3 SCH
ENGL 1301 English Composition I — 3 SCH
POFT 1301 Business English — 3 SCH
POFT 2301 Intermediate Keyboarding — 3 SCH
TOTAL: 12 SCH

THIRD SEMESTER
MRMT 2433 Medical Transcription II — 4 SCH
• MRMT 1167 Practicum (or Field Experience): Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist — 1 SCH
HITT 1353 Legal & Ethical Aspects of Health Information — 3 SCH
POFT 2312 Business Correspondence & Communication — 3 SCH
TOTAL: 11 SCH

Total Semester Credit Hours for Certificate: 36


Certificate of Completion Coding – CD1

The Certificate of Completion in coding will qualify students to work as a Medical Coder.

Prerequisites for the Certificate Program include a minimum 12th grade reading level as determined by Lee College Placement Testing. The Lee College Certificate Curriculum covers coding conventions and principles that allow the learner to sequence codes according to established guidelines and standards, and demonstrate knowledge in reimbursement methodologies. Part of the learning experience includes a clinical. A voluntary certification examination is administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

FIRST SEMESTER
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I — 3 SCH
ITSC 1309 Integrated Software Applications I — 3 SCH
BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy & Physiology I — 4 SCH
HITT 1301 Health Data Content & Structure — 3 SCH
TOTAL: 13 SCH

SECOND SEMESTER
BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II — 4 SCH
HITT 1341 Coding & Classification Systems — 3 SCH
HPRS 2301 Pathophysiology — 3 SCH
HITT 1349 Pharmacology — 3 SCH
TOTAL: 13 SCH

THIRD SEMESTER
HITT 2335 Coding & Reimbursement Methodologies — 3 SCH
HITT 1353 Legal & Ethical Aspects of Health Information — 3 SCH
• HITT 2161 Clinical – Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician — 1 SCH
TOTAL: 7 SCH

Total Semester Credit Hours for Certificate: 33

Notes:
• Students should plan to take indicated capstone course in their last semester and should speak with their advisor prior to registering for the final semester.
Core curriculum courses are shown in bold type. If a particular course is not specified, refer to Core Curriculum Options.

LP Science = Life and Physical Science
LPC = Language, Philosophy and Culture
GOVT PS = Government/Political Science
SBS = Social/Behavioral Science