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Health Information Technology Professional (HITAS)

Award: Associate in applied science degree

Program location: Online

The implementation, configuration, and support of health information systems is vital in today's healthcare industry. This program instructs students on the management of health IT systems, quality improvement through meaningful use of health information technology, security and exchange of protected health information, and the creation of administrative efficiencies through these systems. Students completing this degree are prepared to work as health IT specialists in a clinical or acute care setting.

Graduation Requirements

General education

27.0

Major requirements

63.5

Option requirements

18.0

Total credit hours required

108.5

General education requirements (27.0 credit hrs.)

Communications

English level I

4.5

English level II

4.5

Social sciences

Social sciences

4.5

Quantitative/numeracy skills

MATH 1220Business MathematicsONLINE

4.5

Other

HMRL 1010Human Relations SkillsONLINEHYBRID

4.5

INFO 1001Information Systems and LiteracyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Major requirements for Health Information Technology Professional (63.5 credit hrs.)

Courses

HIMS 1150Introduction to Medical Law and EthicsONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HITP 1010Introduction to Health Information TechnologyONLINE

4.5

HITP 1145Healthcare Applications IONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HITP 1510Working with EHR SystemsONLINE

4.5

HITP 1616Health Information ExchangeONLINE

4.5

HITP 2940Health IT Capstone

4.5

OR

HITP 2981Health IT Internship

4.5

INFO 1003Introduction to Computer ProgrammingONLINEHYBRID

5.0

INFO 1011Project ManagementONLINE

4.5

INFO 1023Networking EssentialsONLINEHYBRID

4.5

INFO 1110Windows Operating Systems IONLINEHYBRID

4.5

INFO 1111Linux Operating Systems IONLINE

4.5

INFO 1620Introduction to Database DesignONLINEHYBRID

4.5

INFO 2805Network and Information Security BasicsONLINE

4.5

INFO 2808Boundary ProtectionONLINE

4.5

HITP 2940 or HITP 2981 is the final course for the program. Students should take one of these options only after completion of all other HITP requirements.

Options requirements for Health Information Technology Professional (18.0 credit hrs.)

Courses

HIMS 1120Medical Terminology IONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HITP 1115Electronic Health Records (EHR) Lab ExperienceONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HITP 1310Principles of Healthcare ManagementONLINE

4.5

HITP 1415Workflow Redesign IONLINE

4.5

HITP 1511Workflow Redesign IIONLINE

4.5

HITP 1512Usability and Health Information SystemsONLINE

4.5

HITP 1615Install, Maintain, and Configure EHRsONLINE

4.5

HITP 1701Training EHR/HIT UsersONLINE

4.5

INFO 1401Introduction to Data Center ManagementONLINE

4.5

INFO 2135Network InfrastructureONLINE

4.5

INFO 2439Mobile Application Development

4.5

INFO 2806Network Attacks, Intrusions, and Penetration TestingONLINE

4.5

Students need to meet with designated faculty to plan the remainder of the course of study. Students select from any of the courses listed here.

Curriculum Plan

Below is a suggested guide for students planning careers in health information technology after two years of full-time study.

First Year

First quarter

Gen. Ed.

4.5

INFO 1001Information Systems and LiteracyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

INFO 1003Introduction to Computer ProgrammingONLINEHYBRID

5.0

Total Credit Hours:14.0

Second quarter

HITP 1010Introduction to Health Information TechnologyONLINE

4.5

INFO 1110Windows Operating Systems IONLINEHYBRID

4.5

INFO 1620Introduction to Database DesignONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Third quarter

HIMS 1150Introduction to Medical Law and EthicsONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HITP 1145Healthcare Applications IONLINEHYBRID

4.5

INFO 1023Networking EssentialsONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Fourth quarter

Gen. Ed.

4.5

HITP 1510Working with EHR SystemsONLINE

4.5

INFO 1011Project ManagementONLINE

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Second Year

Fifth quarter

HITP 1616Health Information ExchangeONLINE

4.5

INFO 1111Linux Operating Systems IONLINE

4.5

MATH 1220Business MathematicsONLINE

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Sixth quarter

HMRL 1010Human Relations SkillsONLINEHYBRID

4.5

INFO 2805Network and Information Security BasicsONLINE

4.5

Option

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Seventh quarter

INFO 2805Network and Information Security BasicsONLINE

4.5

Option

4.5

Option

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Eighth quarter

HITP 2940Health IT Capstone

4.5

OR

HITP 2981Health IT Internship

4.5

Option

4.5

Social science elective

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5