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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

Effective fall 2021: This new curriculum guide has not been updated in the 2021 – 2022 academic catalog.

(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 Prerequisite: ENG 002 Tier 1
Corequisite: ENG 011
3 n/a n/a 3 3
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines Prerequisite: ENG 111 3 n/a n/a 3 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking
or
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics
Prerequisite for HUM 115: ENG 002 Tier 1
Prerequisite for PHI 240: ENG 111
3 n/a n/a 3 3
PSY 150 General Psychology Prerequisites: ENG 002 Tier 1 3 n/a n/a 3 3
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I Prerequisites: MAT 003 Tier 1 and ENG 002 Tier 1
Corequisite: MAT 052
3 2 n/a 5 4
BIO 163 Anatomy and Physiology Prerequisites: ENG 002 Tier 1, and either BIO 090 or high school Biology 4 2 n/a 6 5
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers Prerequisites: ENG 002 Tier 1 and MAT 003 Tier 1 2 2 n/a 4 3
CTS 130 Spreadsheet Prerequisite: CIS 110 or CIS 111 2 2 n/a 4 3
ACA 111 College Student Success n/a 1 n/a n/a n/a 1
MED 121 Medical Terminology I Prerequisite: ENG 002 Tier 1 3 n/a n/a 3 3
MED 122 Medical Terminology II Prerequisite: MED 121 3 n/a n/a 3 3
Total credits at participating college/COA 34