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Health Information Technology

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Program Overview

The Health Information Technology curriculum provides you with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage and report health information. You’ll supervise departmental functions; classify, code and index diagnoses and procedures; coordinate information for cost control, quality management, statistics, marketing, and planning; monitor governmental and non-governmental standards; facilitate research; and design system controls to monitor patient information security.

Graduates of this program may be eligible to write the national certification examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

Careers

  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • Nursing homes
  • Health insurance organizations
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Hospice
  • Mental health facilities

Partnership

Instructional Service Agreement (ISA) Between Pitt Community College and College of The Albemarle (COA)

Through this ISA agreement, you may earn General Education courses at COA for transfer to Pitt Community College’s Health Information Technology program. Please visit Pitt Community College for other program courses and admission requirements.

Accreditation

The Pitt Community College Health Information Technology program is accredited by:

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
233 N. Michigan Ave, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60601-5800

Email: info@cahiim.org

Curriculum Guide

(Level three Instructional Service Agreement between Pitt Community College and COA)

COA Course Number and Title Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Prerequisites for ENG 111: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines Prerequisites for ENG 112: ENG 111 3 n/a n/a 3 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking Prerequisites for HUM 115: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
PSY 150 General Psychology Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080, or ENG 085, or DRE 097, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy Prerequisites for MAT 143: DMA 010, 020, DMA 050, and DRE 098, or appropriate placement 2 2 n/a 4 3
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I Prerequisites for BIO 168: one unit of high school Biology or BIO 090 or higher, one unit of high school Chemistry or CHM 090, ENG 090 and RED 090 and DMA 010-050, or ENG 095 and DMA 010-050, or DRE 098 and DMA 010-050, or appropriate placement 3 3 n/a 6 4
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II Prerequisites for BIO 169: BIO 168 3 3 n/a 6 4
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers Prerequisites for CIS 110: ENG 090 and RED 090 and DMA 010-050, or ENG 095 and DMA 010-050, or DRE 098 and DMA 010-050, or appropriate placement 2 2 n/a 4 3
ACA 111 College Student Success Prerequisites for ACA 111: none 1 n/a n/a n/a 1
MED 121 Medical Terminology I Prerequisites for MED 121: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
MED 122 Medical Terminology II Prerequisites for MED 122: MED 121 3 n/a n/a 3 3
Total credits at participating college/COA 33