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Academic Programs

Health Information Technician
Certificate
HEGIS #5213
Chairperson: James G. Looby
Brahan Hall, Room 206, (518) 629-7225

This program has been deactivated effective Spring 2012 and as such, applications are no longer being accepted.

The Health Information Technician Certificate is designed for the student who is currently working or seeking employment as a health information technician yet does not possess formalized computer, medical transcription or medical encoding training. The course work provides formalized training necessary for employment as a medical transcriptionist, medical encoder, health information technician or medical office assistant.

All HITC and CMPT courses must have been taken within seven years in order to be applicable toward this degree program.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Notes High School Average
Math I, Algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course) Business and software courses recommended. 70+

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $750.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

BIOL 109 Biology of the Human Organism 4
CMPT 110 Document Formatting on Microcomputers 3
CMPT 115 Excel 3
CMPT 120 Database Concepts & Applications 3
HITC 100 Introduction to Medical Office Procedures 4
HITC 101 Medical Record Review, Transcription and Terminology 4
HITC 103 Intro to Medical Coding, Health Insurance and Reimbursement 3
HITC 104 Advanced Medical Coding and Reimbursement 3
HITC 107 Health Information Management 3
______ HITC 105 Clinical Office Procedures or 4-7
EMSP 100 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
______ (1) Restricted Elective 3-4
  Total Credits Required 37-41

*or specific course equivalents as approved by Department Chairperson.

(1) Restricted Elective - Recommended Courses - ACTG 100 or ACTG 110, BADM 100, BADM 110, BADM 111, BADM 130, BADM 131, BADM 140, CISS 100, CMPT 118, CMPT 125.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY

First Term

 

 

BIOL 109

Biology of the Human Organism

4

CMPT 110

Document Formatting on Microcomputers

3

CMPT 115

Excel

3

HITC 100

Introduction to Medical Office Procedures

4

 

Term Total

14

Second Term

 

 

CMPT 120

Database Concepts & Applications

3

HITC 101

Medical Record Review, Transcription and Terminology

4

HITC 103

Intro to Medical Coding, Health Insurance and Reimbursement

3

 

HITC 105 Clinical Office Procedures or

4-7

 

EMSP 100 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

 

 

Term Total

14-17

Third Term

HITC 104

Advanced Medical Coding and Reimbursement

3

HITC 107

Health Information Management

3

Restricted Elective

3-4

Term Total

9-10