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Program Plan

The following are sample curriculum plans for the Health Information Technology and Medical Insurance Coder/Biller Programs.

Health Information Technology (Full-Time Students)

FALL 1 SPRING 1 SUMMER 1 FALL 2 SPRING 2 SUMMER 2 FALL 3 SPRING 3

COMM 111

ENGL 111

MATH 114

PSYC 120

ENGL 218

HITP110

HITP112

HITP116

 

HITP 120

HITP 130

HITP 140

HITP 160

HITP 150

HITP 170

HITP 185

HITP 240

 

HITP 202

HITP 230

HITP 255

HITP 286

HITP 212

HITP 264

HITP 266

HITP 270

Health Information Technology (Part-Time Students)

FALL 1 SPRING 1 SUMMER 1 FALL 2 SPRING 2 SUMMER 2

COMM 111

ENGL 111

ENGL 218

PSYC 120

MATH 114

HITP 110

HITP112

HITP 116

HITP 120

HITP 185

HITP 130

HITP 160

FALL 3 SPRING 3 SUMMER 3 FALL 4 SPRING 4 SUMMER 4

HITP 255

HITP 286

 

HITP 150

HITP 170

 

HITP 140

 

 

HITP 202

HITP 230

 

HITP 212

HITP 240

 

HITP 264

HITP 266

HITP 270

Medical Insurance Coder/Biller Certificate Program

FALL 1 SPRING 1 SUMMER 1 FALL 2 SPRING 2 SUMMER 2

HITP 110

HITP116

HITP 112

HITP 120

HITP 130

HITP 160

 

HITP 170

HITP 140

HITP 230

HITP 202

HITP 185

 

 
FALL 3 SPRING 3 SUMMER 3 FALL 4 SPRING 4 SUMMER 4

HITP 212

HITP 266

HITP 272

         

Curriculum requirements are subject to change. For up-to-date information, please contact the HIT Program Office at 505-566-3597.

Program Plan

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2013-14 AAS.HITP catalog reference 
2013-14 CER.MDCD catalog reference 
2012-13 AAS.HITP catalog reference 
2012-13 CER.MDCD catalog reference 
2011-12 AAS.HITP catalog reference 
 
Health Information Technology
3.0 credits HITP-110: Medical Terminology
This course presents the study of the language of medicine, focusing on prefixes, suffixes, word roots and their combining forms. This course includes word construction, spelling, usage, comprehension and pronunciation. Students are provided with information regarding anatomy, symptomatology, pathology, and diagnostic/surgical procedures. Open to all SJC students.
Prerequisites: Completion of RDNG-095 or appropriate Reading Accuplacer score.
Offered: ALL
4.0 credits HITP-112: Human Body: Structures and Functions
This course introduces the student to the basic concepts of physical and chemical operation of the organs and systems of the human body. System reviews to include integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems.
Minimum grade required: C.
Prerequisites: RDNG-113 or appropriate Reading Accuplacer Score.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits HITP-116: Computerized Business Applications
This course provides the student with basic computer skills including the Microsoft Office Professional package. It also covers the use of database applications and the development and use of queries.
Prerequisites: Completion of RDNG-113 or appropriate Reading Accuplacer score.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits HITP-120: Intro to Health Info Technolgy
This course is an in-depth study of the origin, use, content, format, and management of health records in a variety of settings. The student will be introduced to the various health care organizations that are responsible for providing health care in America and how health information is a vital component of the health care delivery system. This class will focus on storage and retrieval systems, numbering and filing systems, record retention, and the basic functions of the HIM department, including quantitative analysis, abstracting, incomplete chart control and release of information. Indices and special registries will also be studied. Acceptance into HIT Program
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits HITP-125: Intro to Med Practice Management
A comprehensive introductory course in the management of medical practices. Types of practices and roles of personnel within the practice are introduced and professional skills competency is emphasized. Acceptance into HIT Program
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits HITP-130: Pathophysiology: HITP
An introduction to the nature of disease and its effects on body systems. This course deals with disease processes affecting the human body via an integrated approach to specific disease entities. Prerequisite: Acceptance into HIT Program
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits HITP-140: Computers in Health Care
This course introduces the learner to different computer applications, and specifically electronic health records, found in Healthcare and Health Information Departments in hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics. Students will learn to use publicly available databases as a resource. In addition, basic Information Technology hardware and software, including security software, employed by medical facilities will be addressed. Prerequisite: Acceptance into HIT Program
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits HITP-150: Legal & Ethical Issues in HIT
The learner is introduced to the court and legal systems, identifies the roles of participants in those systems, and learns appropriate courtroom behavior. The course considers the medical record as a legal document; it deals with privileged information, confidential information and communication, release of information, and consent and authorization. Specific federal/state laws as they relate to release of information will be explored as well as fraud and abuse issues.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits HITP-160: Pharmacology and Lab Procedures
This course is designed specifically for HIT majors to enable them to obtain a basic understanding of clinical and diagnostic laboratory tests as performed in the acute care setting and the basics of pharmacology. Learners will identify the classification, uses, and action of the most commonly prescribed drugs for conditions affecting each body system. Information is presented using appropriate medical and health terminology so that students at all levels continue to be exposed to the language of the healthcare environment.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits HITP-170: Physician Coding (CPT-4)
This entry-level course is designed to provide the student with opportunities to learn and apply basic CPT-4 and HCPCS principles and guidelines to code outpatient visits.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits HITP-185: Computerized Medical Office
This course introduces the student to common administrative procedures performed in both small and large medical practices. The student will use a commercially available medical office software product, Medisoft, to input patient information, create charges, bill insurance companies, and schedule appointments.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits HITP-202: Coding Classification Systems I
This course provides a study of nomenclatures and classification systems with emphasis on the most recent revisions of ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, and ICD-10-PCS and the application of coding guidelines used to accurately assign codes from these classification systems in different healthcare settings. Students will study ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, and ICD-10-PCS coding conventions and principles. These skills will be applied to the coding of multi-specialty medical records
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits HITP-210: Coding Classification Systems II
This course is a study of ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and CPT-4 in coding of source documentation/charts, inpatient and outpatient. Learners will apply skills to the coding of multi-specialty medical records and case studies utilizing ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT-4, and HCPCS Level II coding systems.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits HITP-230: Reimbursement Methodologies
This course will include a detailed study of health care reimbursement issues. Included will be the basic instructions for filing various types of insurance.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits HITP-240: Health Data Analysis
This course covers quality assessment and improvement standards and requirements of licensing, accrediting, fiscal, and other regulatory agencies. In addition, this course will cover the analysis of data collection and retrieval and the computation of hospital statistical data. Vital statistics and reportable diseases and conditions are included.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits HITP-255: Electronic Health Records
This course is designed to address changes in the HIM industry relative to its migration to wide-scale adoption of the Electronic Health Record (EHR). Students will work interactively with a certified EHR software system to learn the capabilities of EHRs and how to use them. Students will also do research on available EHR systems and learn how to plan the implementation of an EHR system.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits HITP-262: Professional Practice Experience Coding
This course allows students to participate in a professional practice learning experience in an online simulated environment. Coding will be done using the ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and CPT-4 classification systems and the application of coding guidelines to accurately assign diagnostic codes in all healthcare settings. This experience requires 30 hours of participation.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits HITP-264: Professional Practice Experience HIT
This course provides for a supervised professional practice learning experience in a health care facility. Students will be assigned specific projects to be completed at the site and will participate in management and administrative activities. This is an unpaid work experience requiring 60 hours of participation.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits HITP-270: HIT Seminar
This course prepares HIT graduates for the RHIT certification exam (AHIMA). Students will also share professional practice experiences. Job interview skills, resume writing, and professionalism will be emphasized.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits HITP-272: Coding Seminar
This course prepares prospective coding certificate graduates for the CCA certification exam (AHIMA). Job interview skills, resume writing, and professionalism will be emphasized.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits HITP-286: The Effective HC Supervisor
This course presents the HIT student with information regarding management and personnel skills necessary for entry-level employment at the supervisory level. The basic management functions of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling are presented using examples and situations specific to health information technology. Personnel skills such as communication, motivation, and responsibilities such as job analysis, recruitment, discipline, and federal/state laws regarding personnel management are discussed.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
1.0 - 4.0 credits HITP-290: Special Topics
Specific subjects and credits to be announced in the schedule of classes. Semester Offered On Demand. Faculty Permission Required
1.0 - 3.0 credits HITP-295: SPTO: (Special Topics)
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required

For more information, please call Deborah Honstad at (505) 566-3597. Or send us an email at hitp@sanjuancollege.edu.